For Domestic Students Only

Tradecraft Academy (RTO#46039, CRICOS #04157B) offers the nationally recognised CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry with high quality course materials and premier student support.

Upcoming ProgramsThere are currently no openings available for this course.

NameStart DateEnd DateCostDomestic
Cert III in Carpentry: 1 YEAR – 2024 Weekdays July IntakeMon, 1 Jul 2024Mon, 30 Jun 2025$7,995.00
Cert III in Carpentry: 1 YEAR – 2025 Weekdays – Jan IntakeMon, 13 Jan 2025Fri, 9 Jan 2026$7,995.00


The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry is the latest nationally accredited qualification for individuals who are looking to be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to set out, manufacture, construct, assemble, install, and repair products made using timber and non-timber materials. This course is perfect for learners who want to become a:

  • Carpenter
  • Formworker

Training is delivered via Blended Learning (Face-to-Face + Online Distance).

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed in up to 52 weeks (including holidays).

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend 1,295 hours of study depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read the Tradecraft Academy Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

This course is designed to develop your expertise in carpentry. For example, you will learn how to:

  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Construct advanced roofs
  • Frame and fit wet area fixtures

All learners will be assessed through:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play/simulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Structured Activities may include Projects, Case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks

Students must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be physically capable of performing general carpentry work
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent where suitability will be determined utilising Tradecraft Academy’s LLN Assessment Tool prior to enrolment*)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have finished CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry** or its successor, and possess a valid White Card

*Learners who do not meet the LLN requirements may still be enrolled to a course if endorsed by the trainer/assessor, and corresponding additional support strategies are in place.
**This unit of competency may have additional entry requirements.

Students must have obtained CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry or its successor prior to enrolling to this course.  This course is offered at Tradecraft Academy here. Some units in this course also have their own prerequisite requirements. This course has been designed to meet these pre-requisite requirements in the way subjects/units are ordered. The following units of competency are specified pre-requisites of subjects/units within the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry qualification and are already part of the course:
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    • Required for 23 out of 34 units of competency in Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
    • Required prior to undertaking CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
To support you in your new course with Tradecraft Academy, we will provide the following:
  • learner guide
  • assessment workbooks
  • a workplace for various training and assessment activities
  • a scaffolding site
  • a building structure and/or construction area for the construction and installation of various structures and systems
  • a minor building structure for demolition
  • a bathroom for bath and shower base installation
  • bath and shower base fitments and fixtures
  • pre-manufactured bulkheads
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    • appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry, including:
      • hand tools:
        • combination square
        • string line
        • chalk line
        • hand saw
        • coping saw
        • carpenters hammer / claw hammer
        • wood chisel
        • hand plane
        • trimming knife
        • clamps
        • bevels
        • tin snips
        • different types of brushes
        • builders shovel
        • drills
        • screwdrivers
        • wrenches
      • power/battery/pneumatic tools and equipment:
        • circular saw
        • reciprocating saw
        • sliding compound saw
        • jigsaw
        • angle grinder
        • planer
        • laminate trimmer or router
        • drill
        • rotary hammer drill
        • impact driver
        • nail gun
        • bench grinder
        • extension lead
        • portable residual current device
        • air compressor and hoses
        • a power saw
        • a powered planer
        • a router
        • a powered sander
      • fall protection equipment/devices, including an anchor point system with a minimum of three anchor points
      • air compressors and hoses
      • guard rails, edge protection and scaffolding components and materials, safety equipment including signs, barricades
      • elevated work platforms (EWPs)
      • special attachments for the EWP when shifting equipment
      • ladders
      • power leads
      • rescue equipment
      • ropes
      • shock absorbers
      • stairways
      • static line systems
      • trestles
      • wheelbarrow
      • plastic buckets
      • calculators
      • rulers
      • tape measures
      • digital measuring and calculating devices
      • cleaning tools and equipment
      • each of the following:
        • laser levels and targets
        • marking equipment
        • spirit levels and straight edges
      • two of the following:
        • automatic/optical levels
        • plumb bobs
        • water levels
    • appropriate materials currently used in industry, including:
      • varying lengths of timber or similarly-proportioned materials
      • different sizes and types of sheet material
      • timber and steel framing
      • steel and concrete base
      • Australian standard pallet
      • cladding strips, sheets, boards and planks
      • materials for making concrete, e.g., sand, cement, water, aggregates
      • tarpaulin sheets
      • bar chairs
      • bracing
      • edge form and boards
      • fabric sheet mesh
      • pegs
      • spacers
      • reinforcing bars
      • beads
      • joining mould and various mouldings
      • gap fillers
      • construction adhesive
      • sealants
      • weatherproofing materials
      • vapour barriers
      • quads
      • timber and steel fascia
      • roof battens
      • timber lining boards
      • fasteners
      • conventional bearers and joists
      • nails, screws, nuts and bolts
      • drill bits
      • staples
      • hinges, latch and knob or handle
      • rollers
      • door stop components
      • flashings
      • handrails and balusters
      • non-slip stair treads/paints/sprays
      • paints and varnishes
      • cleaning and lubricating materials
    • requirements of appropriate sections of legislation, regulations and the National Construction Code
    • relevant workplace and worksite policies and procedures
    • appropriate documents and specifications currently used in the industry, including:
      • logbooks
      • service manuals
      • operator manuals
      • job requirements and specifications
      • health and safety requirements
      • manufacturer specifications
      • safety data sheets (SDS)
      • SWMS
      • hazard identification and risk assessment forms
      • reporting documents
      • maintenance records
      • AS 1562 Design and installation of sheet roof and wall cladding
      • AS 1684 Residential timber-framed construction
      • AS 2047 Windows and external glazed doors in buildings, and Australian Window Association – An Industry Guide to the Correct Fixing of Windows and Doors
      • AS 2550 Set: Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe use
      • AS 2688 Timber and composite doors
      • AS 4440 Installation of nail-plated timber roof trusses
    • opportunities to work as part of a team under direct supervision and observation
To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:
  • A computer or laptop with Internet access
  • Word and Powerpoint or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
  • Personal protective equipment, including:
    • Shielding hand gloves
    • Eye protection, e.g., safety glasses
    • Foot protection, e.g., boots
    • Hard hat
    • Hearing shield, e.g., earplugs
    • Respiratory shield, e.g., mask
    • Safety vest/coat/jacket

This course covers a total of 34 units of competency (27 core units and 7 electives).

The CPC30220 course is available for a total, all inclusive cost of:

  • $7,995 for Domestic weekday students
  • $9,995 for Domestic weekend students

Domestic Students
The all inclusive fee consists of an initial deposit of $1,750 including a non-refundable $250 admin fee with the remaining balance to be paid in 10 monthly instalments prior to course completion.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

Learners may also consider additional training to complement your skills in construction, with courses such as:

  • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
    • Possible Occupational Outcomes: Leading Hand, Building Site Manager, Construction Manager, Builder
  • CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Possible Occupational Outcomes: Builder, General Foreperson, Building Inspector
  • CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Possible Occupational Outcomes: Project Manager (Building and Construction), Construction Manager, Sales Manager (Building and Construction), Estimating Manager

Learners who would like to conduct training in Carpentry should complete the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment*.

*This qualification is not being offered by Tradecraft Academy and may have additional entry requirements.

Tradecraft Academy has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist Learners to progress faster through a unit of competency or allow the student full credit.

Prospective learners are informed of the RPL Policy and procedures prior to enrolment in the course and through a variety of means, including the Student Handbook and Tradecraft Academy’s website.