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.
Four days a week, approximately seven releases a year.
Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday.
The Certificate III in Carpentry sees the apprentice study on campus eight times per year in blocks of four days.
Each block may run either side of the weekend on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Classes commence at 8.15am and finish at 3.45pm, with time provided to access any learning support required by individual students.
The Certificate III in Carpentry is made up of 30 units of competency. We deliver approximately 10 units per year over a three years.
Apprentices are contacted for a 4th year. The 4th year is predominantly improving their skills and knowledge while working on the job. We provide education to a student in their 4th year when they have been unable to achieve all 30 units.
||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
||Conduct workplace communication
||Use carpentry tools and equipment
||Carry out setting out
||Install Flooring Systems
||Carry out excavation
||Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Footings And Slabs On Ground
||Use explosive power tools
||Handle carpentry materials
||Work safely at heights
||Plan and organise work
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Carry out concreting to simple forms
||Carry out levelling operations
||Construct Pitched Roofs
||Construct Wall Frames
||Construct Ceiling Frames
||Erect Roof Trusses
||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
||Install Exterior Cladding
||Carry Out General Demolition Of Minor Building Structures
||Construct advanced roofs
||Install and replace windows and doors
||Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
||Install lining, panelling and moulding
||Construct timber external stairs
||Construct, Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Stairs And Ramps
| Code || Name |
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCCM1012A||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCCA2002B||Use carpentry tools and equipment|
|CPCCCA3002A||Carry out setting out|
|CPCCCA3003A||Install Flooring Systems|
|CPCCCM2002A||Carry out excavation|
|CPCCCA2003A||Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Footings And Slabs On Ground|
|CPCCCM2007B||Use explosive power tools|
|CPCCCA2011A||Handle carpentry materials|
|CPCCCM2010B||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCM1013A||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCCM2001A||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCCO2013A||Carry out concreting to simple forms|
|CPCCCA3023A||Carry out levelling operations|
|CPCCCA3007C||Construct Pitched Roofs|
|CPCCCA3004A||Construct Wall Frames|
|CPCCCA3005B||Construct Ceiling Frames|
|CPCCCA3006B||Erect Roof Trusses|
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCCA3017B||Install Exterior Cladding|
|CPCCCA3001A||Carry Out General Demolition Of Minor Building Structures|
|CPCCCA3009B||Construct advanced roofs|
|CPCCCA3010A||Install and replace windows and doors|
|CPCCCA3012A||Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures|
|CPCCCA3013A||Install lining, panelling and moulding|
|CPCCCA3016A||Construct timber external stairs|
|CPCCCA3018A||Construct, Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Stairs And Ramps|
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.
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 CPC30211 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 CPC30211 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||$6,515.20|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables 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 may apply to your 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