The Certificate III in Carpentry provides comprehensive training, covering all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.
Career opportunities, include:
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)
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Studying the Certificate III in Carpentry at Holmesglen
This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on, practical training wherever possible.
All workshop training is delivered by professional teachers, who have worked as carpenters in the building and construction sector prior to undertaking their teaching qualifications.
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.
TimetableThe program is delivered over 39 weeks, 3 days per week.
||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
||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
||Handle carpentry materials
||Frame and fit wet area fixtures
||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
||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|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCCA2011||Handle carpentry materials|
|CPCCCA3012||Frame and fit wet area fixtures|
|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|
|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.
English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic)
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
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
|Course fee||$15,500||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$300||per course|
**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. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here