CPC30220- Certificate III in Carpentry

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1 Year



Delivery mode

Face to face

Course Price


Course Information

Carpentry is one of the largest industries in Australia. At Australian Vocational Training, we offer a carpentry course in Melbourne that can provide students with the skills and knowledge essential for forging a rewarding career in carpentry. Our Certificate III in Carpentry is conducted in our specially designed workshop facility and facilitated by a team of professional trainers who are qualified to

deliver the finest learning experience with a practical and hands-on approach. The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPC30220

Who Should Apply and Why?

Target groups for the CPC30220- Certificate III in Carpentry are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career as a builder or site supervisor
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications

What Can I Expect?

Below is a comprehensive outline of our Certificate 3 in Carpentry, including core units and electives.


The following units are included in this course and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.

Unit Code


Core Units


Use carpentry tools and equipment


Handle carpentry materials


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Carry out setting out


Install flooring systems


Construct and erect wall frames


Construct ceiling frames


Erect roof trusses


Construct pitched roofs


Construct eaves


Install windows and doors


Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs


Install exterior cladding


Install lining, panelling and moulding


Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work


Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground


Apply basic levelling procedures


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements


Carry out levelling operations


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies



Frame and fit wet area fixtures


Construct and install bulkheads


Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls


Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres


Plan and organise work

Training and Assessment Information

The qualification is delivered over 52 weeks comprising of:

  • 4 terms of 10 weeks each (40 weeks total)
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 12 weeks (as specified in the timetable)
  • Students are required to attend 20 hours of classroom training per week
  • Homework is expected to be approximately 5 – 7 hours a week

Assessments for our Certificate III in Carpentry are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Assessment methods include:

  • Knowledge Tasks
  • Practical / Simulation Tasks

Course Progress and Attendance

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements.

Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

Student Support

We offer the following in relation to support and welfare for students undertaking our carpentry course:
  • One-to-one support from the trainer/assessor
  • Support with personal issues
  • Access to additional learning resources
  • Reasonable adjustment in assessment
  • Social events
  • A buddy program
  • Resource Requirements

    These costs are not included in your course fees. You may be required to bring your own laptop with Office 365 (or similar program) to all classes.

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Our Certificate 3 in Carpentry requires students to utilise the following PPE:
  • Protective eyewear: Clear safety glasses, (tinted or sunglasses not acceptable). These must conform to the Australian Standard AS 1336 or 1337.
  • Protective footwear – Safety Toe, Leather Upper, and non-slip safety footwear must be worn. They must comply with AS2210 and be in good condition.
  • Protective clothing – Sleeved, 100% cotton work wear or employer supplied uniform must be worn always.
  • Protective Gloves.
  • Course Credit

    You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at avtraining.edu.au.

    What Are the Entry Requirements?

    Our Certificate 3 in Carpentry for international students has the following entry requirements: You must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test.
  • Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    The costs for our carpentry course in Melbourne are as follows:

    Enrolment fee

    $200 (non-refundable to be paid on application)

    Course fees

    Total cost is AUD $18,600

    Non-tuition fees
    (GST inc)

    Total course materials – $1100.00
    Timber costs – $440 per term
    Individual tool kit – $550

    Where to From Here?

    If your application is successful, we’ll send you an Offer Letter and Student Agreement You should make sure you read through this document carefully to ensure you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. If you are, then simply sign the document and send it back to us.

    Once we receive this, we will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter and an invoice for the first payment.

    The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving 

    success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.

    This course outline should be read in conjunction with Australian Vocational Training International Student Handbook. This can be found online at avtraining.edu.au

    How Can I Apply?

    To apply for our carpentry course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence, including copies of your:

    • High School Certificate
    • Proof of English language proficiency as specified in the entry requirements.

    Enquire about the Certificate 3 in Carpentry for international students at Australian Vocational Training today. You can also submit an expression of interest to start the enrolment process.


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