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CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

Start Date

Throughout the year.
For On Campus, see intake dates here.

Career Opportunities

Residential or Commercial Carpenter


Skills Recognition, Apprenticeship,
On Campus for Domestic & International Students

Average Salary

The average Carpenter salary in Australia is $77,500* per year *Source (2024)

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Course Description

The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry is a trade level qualification and provides students with necessary skills and knowledge to work on a building site in the area of construction carpentry.

Students will learn how to efficiently produce quality work in the building and construction, renovation and maintenance sectors of the industry. Major areas of study include interpretation of plans, measurements and calculations, use of power tools and equipment, installing flooring and constructing timber external stairs etc.

The course is primarily aimed at the residential sector of the industry where students will be able to construct domestic framework, formwork, scaffolding and footings. You will also gain the knowledge to be able to interpret plans and apply work health and safety to ensure you meet industry safety standard requirements at all times.


FAQ about Carpentry

In Australia, you will need a CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry to be able to work as a qualified carpenter.

After a Certificate III, you could continue to study with a Certificate IV, a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma so broader your opportunities.

In Australia, you will need a CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry to be able to work as a qualified carpenter.

Depending on the delivery mode you choose or are eligible for. Apprenticeship: 4 years, International students on campus: 2 years, RPL from 2 to 8 weeks.

Joiner carpenter. Framework carpenter. Formwork carpenter. Green carpenter (green building solutions).

It’s a physically demanding job (you work with power and hand tools, as well as various equipment). At times, it can be dirty. Above all, mastering this craft requires time, patience, and love for what you are doing.

While the terminology is rarely used, a master carpenter is call a Carpentry Contractor.

In Australia, a carpenter can perform the following tasks: renovations, decks, pergolas, structures on buildings framing, doors window installations, trusses, stairs eves.