The Certificate III in Carpentry provides comprehensive training for carpentry apprentices, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.
Career opportunities, include:
- carpenter and joiner
Pathways to further study:
- Builders Registration Course (short course)
- CPC40110 Certificate IV – Building and Construction
- CPC50308 Diploma of Building & Construction Management
- CPC60108 Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
- 22477VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
Studying the Certificate III in Carpentry at Holmesglen
This course is structured to follow the building of a house or other development, commencing with OHS, the safe use of tools and equipment then onto the units that from the base of any structure: excavation, setting out and flooring systems through to the completion of walls, doors and windows.
Units such as Use carpentry tools and equipment ensure the apprentice is sufficiently capable with all hand held and power tools, equipment and static machinery to be safe when undertaking further practical units of study.
The more theory-based units are interspersed through the delivery schedule to support the apprentice's knowledge and skills when applied to the practical units.
Carpenters are the key players in domestic house construction, often the first onsite and the last to leave.
While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, they must also have knowledge of all other trades as a carpenter's work often accommodates the other trades who follow them.
This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and provides students with practical experience on full-scale projects.
We provide pastoral care and other supports to the apprentice for the duration of their apprenticeship.
Classes run 8.15am - 3.45pm with time provided to access any learning support required by individual students
Apprentices study on campus eight times per year in blocks of four days. Each block runs either side of the weekend on Thursday, Friday Monday and Tuesday. .
The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry requires 34 units of competency, with 10 to 12 units delivered per year over three years.
||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Use carpentry tools and equipment
||Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
||Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
||Apply basic levelling procedures
||Calculate costs of construction work
||Carry out setting out
||Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
||Install flooring systems
||Conduct workplace communication
||Construct and erect wall frames
||Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
||Construct pitched roofs
||Frame and fit wet area fixtures
||Handle carpentry materials
||Install exterior cladding
||Construct ceiling frames
||Plan and organise work
||Construct advanced roofs
||Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
||Carry out concreting to simple forms
||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
||Carry out levelling operations
||Erect roof trusses
||Work safely at heights
||Install lining, panelling and moulding
||Install windows and doors
||Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
||Carry out hand excavation
||Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
||Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
| Code || Name |
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCCA2002||Use carpentry tools and equipment|
|CPCCCA3027||Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools|
|CPCCCA3025||Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures|
|CPCCCM3005||Calculate costs of construction work|
|CPCCCA3002||Carry out setting out|
|CPCCCA3028||Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground|
|CPCCCA3003||Install flooring systems|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCCA3004||Construct and erect wall frames|
|CPCCCA3001||Carry out general demolition of minor building structures|
|CPCCCA3007||Construct pitched roofs|
|CPCCCA3012||Frame and fit wet area fixtures|
|CPCCCA2011||Handle carpentry materials|
|CPCCCA3017||Install exterior cladding|
|CPCCCA3005||Construct ceiling frames|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCCA3009||Construct advanced roofs|
|CPCWHS3001||Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies|
|CPCCCO2013||Carry out concreting to simple forms|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCOM3006||Carry out levelling operations|
|CPCCCA3006||Erect roof trusses|
|CPCCCM2012||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCA3024||Install lining, panelling and moulding|
|CPCCCA3010||Install windows and doors|
|CPCCCA3016||Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs|
|CPCCCM2002||Carry out hand excavation|
|CPCCCA3018||Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps|
|CPCCOM3001||Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements|
|CPCCCM2008||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no specific entry requirements.
But you must have a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry.
Connections with industry
Holmesglen's Carpentry Department has strong connections with the Master Builders Association (MBA), Housing Industry Association (HIA) and many commercial and domestic builders. The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry is a nationally recognised qualification supported by the MBA and HIA.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$7,293|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession