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Certificate III in Carpentry

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Jump-start your career by partnering with Everthought today and taking advantage of our specialisation programs, like our Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220) course. Stand out from the rest within the industry and diversify your skill set by enrolling with us today!

Everthought is a registered training organisation (RTO) in Australia that provides its students with state-of-the-art industry knowledge to succeed in any building job or project. From drafting building drawings to making the necessary calculations, we’re dedicated to helping you learn.

Not only do we offer the Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220) courses, we offer a range of different educational programs to help you gain access to the certificate or diploma you need. You can also take our building and construction courses on-site or online, depending on your study preference and schedule.

For those with proven experience and a history of working on various building projects, you might be able to get your carpentry course qualification through our recognition of learning (RPL) program and RPL assessment. Additionally, we offer great carpentry apprenticeship programs for individuals who wish to learn through practical experience.

Apply today and find out if you’re eligible for any of our Cert 3 Carpentry programs. You can also opt to browse our website for more information regarding our carpentry certificate and apprenticeship.


What can you learn from a Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220)?

In our Certificate III in Carpentry or our Cert 3 Carpentry program, you’ll learn a bunch of skills and knowledge to work on a building site, particularly in the area of construction property. 

It’s also worth noting that our Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220) course is mainly focused on the residential sector of the industry, which means it’s more about the domestic construction field. However, you’ll be learning skills that are applicable to outdoor projects as well.

As part of the course, our students will learn how to build domestic frames, forms, scaffolding, and footings. To provide a brief insight into our national Certificate in Carpentry program, here is a list of learning objectives/units you’ll encounter:


Trade-specific competencies:

  • Through a mix of practical carpentry training and theoretical coursework, you will be able to:
    • Read and interpret building plans and specifications
    • Carry out the general demolition of minor building structures
    • Install fixtures (windows and doors) and other internal systems (lining, panelling, moulding)


Work-ethic/Management skills:

  • Learn how to communicate with a team and take notes
  • Understand basic procedures in the entire building/construction process
  • Become a punctual, reliable, and trustworthy builder/carpenter


How long does it take to complete a Certificate III in Carpentry?

As Everthought offers different learning mediums and has courses built around the experience and existing skill set of the learner, the duration of our Cert 3 Carpentry program can be as short as two to eight weeks or may require a full two years of learning. 

To assist in the making of your choice, here’s a short guide regarding the educational programs we offer and their respective course duration, entry requirements, and any other information included in our services:


On-campus (Domestic)

This Certificate III in Carpentry course is mainly for Australian residents and citizens, aged 18 and above. The course duration lasts 65 weeks (about 14+ months), and we offer this course on-campus in our Brisbane and Perth campuses. However, there’s an option to take the blended course as well. 

We require our applicants to take a general construction course, which is to ensure that you can work safely in the construction industry. There also is a requirement that you complete your LLN assessment, but it’s worth noting that this isn’t a barrier to entry.


On-campus (International)

For those applying on a student visa, you’ll be needing some additional requirements to study for your Cert 3 in Carpentry. You’ll be required to provide a certificate that you have the necessary English skill to take the course, such as a 5.5 band in the IELTS. You can look for specific instructions on our course catalogue.

As international students building and construction as well, you’ll be taking two years of full-time learning, which is equivalent to eight terms, and there are no options for blended learning. 


Apprenticeship/Recognised prior learning Australia

For apprenticeships (which is essentially a part-time carpentry course), it can take up to four years of work and learning to qualify for our Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220). There are also specialised requirements such as a training contract, white card, and access to tools and equipment.

Achieving an RPL certification can take only two to eight weeks, depending on your existing knowledge and skill set. It’s important to know that you need three to four years of experience and have the proof to back up your application. 

Generally, while there may be additional gap training required, the enrolment fees are more affordable as we only need to help you achieve the certification you already have the necessary carpentry skills and training for.


What are the career opportunities after completing a Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220)?

Once you’ve accomplished your Certificate III in Carpentry, you’ll get access to various career and learning opportunities. Most of our students find work as the following:

  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Stair builder
  • Lead carpenter
  • Finish carpenter
  • Trim carpenter

Additionally, completing the course provides you with a nationally recognised qualification, so if you have a builder’s licence, it can be a great way to stand out from the crowd with our supplementary skill set. It’s also a strong pathway to continue your study (you can study towards a carpentry diploma) and further enhance your career opportunities. 

For more information and any concerns about our Cert 3 Carpentry course, such as if you’d like to know about tuition costs and our training professionals, you can reach out to us through email or call us on our hotline. 

To get the skills you need to become a better builder, partner with us today at Everthought and expand your career!

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