Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220)

Course Overview

This is a 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

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


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To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 34 units of competency:
  • 27 core units
  • 7 electives
  • 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 the 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
Group A – Specialist Electives 
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 drywall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004* Install suspended ceilings
Group B – General Electives 
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 mono-strand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3003* Carry out multistrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3004* Carry out stress bar 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


Source: Training.gov.au