CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Code and Name:
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

Qualification Description:
This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential

  • State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

    Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

    Entry Requirements
    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules:
    To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

    • 34 units of competency:
      • 27 core units
      • 7 elective units.
    • a minimum of five units must be selected from Group A
    • the remaining can be selected from Group A or Group B
    • a maximum of two units can be selected from any group or current training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.

    Prerequisite units of competency
    An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

    Core Units

    CPCCCA2002* Use carpentry tools and equipment
    CPCCCA2011* Handle carpentry materials
    CPCCCA3001* Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
    CPCCCA3002* Carry out setting out
    CPCCCA3003* Install flooring systems
    CPCCCA3004* Construct and erect wall frames
    CPCCCA3005* Construct ceiling frames
    CPCCCA3006* Erect roof trusses
    CPCCCA3007* Construct pitched roofs
    CPCCCA3008* Construct eaves
    CPCCCA3010* Install windows and doors
    CPCCCA3016* Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
    CPCCCA3017* Install exterior cladding
    CPCCCA3024* Install lining, panelling and moulding
    CPCCCA3025* Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
    CPCCCA3028* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
    CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
    CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
    CPCCCO2013* Carry out concreting to simple forms
    CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
    CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
    CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
    CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
    CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies


    Units Code Unit Title
    CPCCCA3009* Construct advanced roofs
    CPCCCA3012* Frame and fit wet area fixtures
    CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads
    CPCCCA3018* Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
    CPCCCA3019* Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
    CPCCCA3020* Erect and dismantle jump-form formwork
    CPCCCA3022* Install curtain walling
    CPCCCA3027* Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
    CPCCCM2002* Carry out hand excavation
    CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
    CPCCJN3003* Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
    CPCCJN3004* Manufacture and assemble joinery components
    CPCCJN3100* Process materials to produce components using static machines
    CPCCON3048* Construct tilt panels on site
    CPCCSF2004* Place and fix reinforcement materials
    CPCCWC3003* Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
    CPCCWC3004* Install suspended ceilings

    Unit Code Unit Title
    CPCCCA3011* Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
    CPCCCA3026* Assemble partitions
    CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
    CPCCLSF2001 License to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
    CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
    CPCCPB3001* Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
    CPCCPB3002* Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
    CPCCSF2005* Arc weld reinforcement steel
    CPCCSF3002* Carry out monostrand post-tensioning
    CPCCSF3003* Carry out multistrand post-tensioning
    CPCCSF3004* Carry out stressbar post-tensioning
    CPCCST4001 Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
    CPCCST4002 Undertake the heritage restoration process
    CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
    CPCPCM2052* Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
    CPCPCM2053* Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment