The Certificate III in Carpentry prepares students for careers in carpentry by teaching essential skills and knowledge. They learn hands-on and theoretical training to build and repair wooden structures. Graduates are equipped for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. If you want to study abroad, Australia offers many institutes like Australian Health and Management Institute  (AHMI) providing practical experience and industry skills.


Course Overview

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.

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.


Mode of Study


Students study full time mixed mode of delivery that integrates:

Face to Face, Online and Self Study Total of 20 hours per week.

 self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge, assessment research and assessment preparation and completion

Course Structure

Certificate III in Carpentry consists of thirty four (34) units of competency, comprising 27 core units and 7 elective units, in accordance with the packaging rules.

Core Units

CPCCWHS2001   Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014 Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCOM1012 Work Effectively and Sustainably in the Construction Industry
CPCCCA2011 Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCCA2002 Use Carpentry Tools and Equipment
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA3025 Read and Interpret Plans, Specifications and Drawings for Carpentry Work
CPCCOM3001 Perform Construction Calculations to Determine Carpentry Material Requirements
CPCWHS3001 Identify Construction Work Hazards and Select Risk Control Strategies
CPCCCM2012 Work Safely at Heights
CPCCCM2008 Erect and Dismantle restricted height Scaffolding
CPCCCM2006 Apply Basic Levelling Procedures
CPCCOM3006 Carry out Levelling Operations
CPCCCA3002 Carry out Setting out
CPCCCO2013 Carry out Concreting to Simple Forms
CPCCCA3003 Install Flooring Systems
CPCCCA3004 Construct and Erect Wall Frames
CPCCCA3010 Install Windows and Doors
CPCCCA3005 Construct Ceiling Frames
CPCCCA3006 Erect Roof Trusses
CPCCCA3007 Construct Pitched Roofs
CPCCCA3008 Construct Eaves
CPCCCA3017 Install Exterior Cladding
CPCCCA3024 Install Lining, Panelling and Moulding
CPCCCA3016 Construct, Assemble and Install Timber External Stairs
CPCCCA3028 Erect and Dismantle Formwork for Footings and Slabs on Ground
CPCCCA3001 Carry out General Demolition of Minor Building Structures


Elective Units


CPCCOM1013 Plan and Organise Work
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of Construction Work
CPCCCM3001 Operate Elevated Work Platforms Upto 11 Meters
CPCCCM2002 Carry out Hand Excavation
CPCCCA3014 Construct and Install Bulkheads
CPCCCA3012 Frame and Fit Wet Area Fixtures
CPCCCA3018 Construct, Erect and Dismantle Formwork for Stairs and Ramps


Entry Requirement


There are no stated entry requirements into this qualification

International Students

Must be 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment

Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC

English Language Entry Requirements:

IELTS score 6.0 (with no bands less than 5.5) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE).

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 unit CPCCWHS2001 covers this requirement.


Career opportunities


This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

Carpenter – Commercial

Carpenter – Formwork

Carpenter – Residential

Education Pathways

Further training pathways from this qualification may lead to any of the following qualifications:

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Exit Point/Award

Students that successfully complete all 34 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.