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CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry


Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction by being able to build things? Then our carpentry course is right for you!

Salford College delivers a hands-on, high-quality, practical course of CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry that provides participants with all the skills required to become qualified tradesperson in Australia and overseas. Students will learn and practice the skills necessary to work as a carpenter in the real world. Students will also learn about the safety and business dimensions of working in this exciting industry.

In this course, students will work with trade tools and learn the skills to build, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures for domestic and commercial developments. Students will learn to interpret plans, calculate pitches and slopes and understand the safety requirements of building sites.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

This qualification will be delivered over 105 weeks, including 80 weeks of training and assessment spread over 8 terms of 10 weeks each and 25 weeks of holidays.
Study Mode and Assessment Methods

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated workshops. Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practical based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.


The Work Experience or Industry Placement component of the qualification is delivered from term 3 till term 8 for over 6 hours each week for up to 60 hours per term to meet the 360 hours of the work experience requirement. Work experience assists students in gaining the technical skills needed to work in commercial carpentry, residential carpentry, or formwork.

Entry Requirements

Age – 18+

English – IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in TOEFL, PTE, OET. Or /And Meet the Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) test organised by Salford college

Academic – At least Year 12 Equivalent to Australian standards or/and Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)

Tuition Fee – $33500
Non – Tuition Fee comes to $2500 and the details are given below:
Application Fee – $350
Material Fee – $2150
Estimated Total Fee – $ 36000

Note :

1. Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)

2. All students need to fulfil the GTE (genuine temporary entrant) requirements listed on DHA website and Salford College website

3. All LLN testing is done via skype or face to face interview with College Authorities or an authorised Agent of the College

Students may enter CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of building and construction qualifications like Certificate IV in Building and Construction or higher.

Career opportunities, include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner
Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit transfer

Do you already have existing skills and knowledge and don’t need additional training? Have you done previous training?

Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees

Course Structure

There are 34 units in this qualification out of which 27 are core units and 7 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

Unit CodeUnit NameHoursCore/Elective
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry40Core
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies40Core
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry40Core
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication40Core
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations40Core
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work60Core
CPCCCA2011Handle carpentry materials60Core
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment40Core
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements40Core
CPCCCA3001*Carry our general demolation of minor building structures60Core
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures40Core
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms60Core
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations40Core
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out40Core
CPCCCA3003Install flooring systems60Core
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames40Core
CPCCCA3005Construct ceiling frames40Core
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses60Core
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs60Core
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves40Core
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors40Core
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding60Core
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding40Core
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs40Core
CPCCCA3024Install lining, panelling and moulding60Core
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground80Core
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights40Core
CPCCCM1013 Plan and organise work40Elective
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction work20Elective
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation40Elective
CPCCSF2004Place and fix reinforcement materials60Elective
CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads40Elective
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures40Elective
CPCCCA3019Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls60Elective
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