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CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

A future you can build upon!

Join the workforce while building foundations for your career in Carpentry with this apprenticeship.

Whether you’re still in high school or in the workforce, Gold Coast Trades College is flexible and will work with you, your employer and school to create a training program that suits your busy schedule.

Our school-based apprenticeship program allows you to jump start your carpentry career, earn money and complete Year 12 all at once.

The Certificate III in Carpentry will provide you with skills and knowledge in a range of carpentry competencies that will be customised to meet your training needs.

Subjects in this qualification include:

  • WHS requirements, policies and procedures
  • plan and organise work
  • use of carpentry hand, power and explosive tools, equipment and materials
  • read and interpret plans
  • work effectively with others
  • conduct workplace communication
  • carry out excavations
  • work safely at heights
  • basic demolition
  • construction of:
    • flooring systems
    • wall frames
    • ceiling frames
    • roof trusses
    • pitched roofs
    • eaves

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for experienced workers to gain a formal Certificate III in Carpentry qualification.

Delivery Options

Workplace: Y
Our campus: Y
School based:
Online: Y
Blended: Y

Career Outcomes

Graduates will be trade qualified in Carpentry and can progress onto Certificate IV qualifications such as Building and Construction, Project Management or Small Business Management.


Total number of units = 30


22 core units

8 elective units.

A maximum of two of the eight required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units

CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out

CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation

CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Construction and erection of frames, trusses, eaves and roofs field of work   

CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems

CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames

CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames

CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses

CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs

CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves

Elective Units

CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors

CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures

CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs

CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads

CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding

CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Participants do however need intermediate language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

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