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CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry


At a glance

Provides carpentry apprentices with the skills and knowledge to work in the carpentry trade. Competencies include planning and orgainsing work, constructing wall frames, using carpentry toos and equipment, carry out levelling operations and roof framing. Topics covered include occupational health and safety, reading and interpreting plans, measurements and calculations, shaping materials and assempling components with hand and power tools, setting out buildings and footings on-site using a variety of levelling devices such as lasers, constructing timper pitching roof frames, installing sub-floor  framing, timber/sheet flooring and door frames. Elective choices may lead to specific occupations within the industry sector.

Study Mode On-campus
Availability Gladstone CityMackay OoraleaRockhampton City
Intake Dates
Full course cost$15750.00

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

Career Opportunities

Indentured Carpenter

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment


Standard Course Structure

  • Handle carpentry materials (CPCCCA2001A)
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment (CPCCCA2002B)
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures (CPCCCA3001A)
  • Carry out setting out (CPCCCA3002A)
  • Install flooring systems (CPCCCA3003A)
  • Construct wall frames (CPCCCA3004A)
  • Construct ceiling frames (CPCCCA3005B)
  • Erect roof trusses (CPCCCA3006B)
  • Construct pitched roofs (CPCCCA3007C)
  • Construct eaves (CPCCCA3008B)
  • Carry out levelling operations (CPCCCA3023A)
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry (CPCCCM1012A)
  • Plan and organise work (CPCCCM1013A)
  • Conduct workplace communication (CPCCCM1014A)
  • Carry out measurements and calculations (CPCCCM1015A)
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications (CPCCCM2001A)
  • Carry out excavation (CPCCCM2002A)
  • Use explosive power tools (CPCCCM2007B)
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding (CPCCCM2008B)
  • Work safely at heights (CPCCCM2010B)
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms (CPCCCO2013A)
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (CPCCOHS2001A)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


Apprenticeship Training

This course is for apprentices only.

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $15750.00

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

How do I secure an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships need to be secured with an employer before you can start your study. Your employer will then work with CQUniversity to pull together the training program that is right for you. If you would like to become an apprentice or trainee, visit the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships website and follow the steps to become an apprentice.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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