CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry


Program Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The training and assessment leading to recognition of skills for the purpose of this courses are undertaken in a real/actual or a very closely simulated workplace environment.

There are no licensing or regulatory requirements for this course. However, 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 the standalone unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

NOTE: Total fee that a student has to pay typically includes tuition and non-tuition fees. All applicable fees will be advised in writing, and agreed to, prior to enrolment. A current Fee Schedule is also provided on this website.
Tuition fees once agreed will not change for the duration of the course. Some of the fees (e.g. the Enrolment Fee above) may not be refundable. Refer to our Fee Refund Policy for information on refunds.

ALTEC College has an agreement with Positive Training Academy to ensure all learners enrolled at ALTEC have an opportunity to complete CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement; with the nominated provider.

Contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding this course, the enrolment process, or any other aspect of your enrolment.

Entry requirement

Other entry requirements apply.

ALTEC College conducts pre-enrolment needs analysis to best tailor the course and support services to all the candidates. A pre-enrolment interview may also be required. Information for student support, including LLND and learning support, can be found here.

Program Structure

To attain Certificate III in Carpentry, you will need to complete;

Total number of units = 34

  • CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM3001 – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • CPCCCA3025 – Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • CPCCCA2002 – Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA3002 – Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCOM3006 – Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCCA3001 – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3028 – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM2008 – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazard and select risk control strategies
  • CPCCC02013 – Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCCA3004 – Construct and erect wall frames
  • CPCCCA3024 – Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3005 – Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3003 – Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3010 – Install windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3017 – Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3006 – Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3007 – Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008 – Construct eaves
  • CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCA3016 – Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
  • CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • CPCCSF2004 – Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCA3012 – Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • CPCCCA3014 – Construct and install bulkheads
  • CPCCJN3003 – Manufacture components of doors, windows and frames


International students: ALTEC College offers various intakes throughout the year. International students can enter the course at any of these intakes, subject to meeting entry requirements. 

The intakes are also published in ALTEC College’s Academic Calendar.


Pathways into this qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

Pathways from this qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

Please Note: The pathways are not prerequisites; rather a reference point that can be utilised by ALTEC when determining the suitability for enrolment with prospective learners. For additional details please refer Entry Requirements.