Project Description

Work in residential and commercial carpentry.

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What is this course about?

The CPC30211- Certificate III in Carpentry provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone wanting to work as a carpenter or joiner.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Participants resources that are required 

All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.

All participants will need basic computer skills and access to wifi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at

You are currently working on active construction projects

You have more than three (3) years’ experience in the building and construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years)

You must be 15 years or older

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

At an BOT office or venue chosen by BOT.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a  Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211.

To apply for a carpentry licence follow this link Fair Trading

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

30 units of competency made up of:

  • 22 core units
  • 8 elective units.

A maximum of two of the eight required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 
CPCCCA2002BUse carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011AHandle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
CPCCCA3023ACarry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002ACarry out excavation
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCA3003AInstall flooring systems
CPCCCA3004AConstruct wall frames
CPCCCA3005BConstruct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006BErect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007CConstruct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008BConstruct eaves
Elective units
CPCCCA3010AInstall and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3012AFrame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013AInstall lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3016AConstruct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3018AConstruct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019AErect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCA3020AErect and dismantle jump form formwork
CPCCCA3021AErect and dismantle slip form formwork
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
CPCCCA2003AErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009BConstruct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3011ARefurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3014AConstruct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015AAssemble partitions
CPCCCA3017BInstall exterior cladding
CPCCCA3022AInstall curtain walling
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCSF2003ACut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWC3003AInstall dry wall passive fire-rated systems
RIICCM210DInstall trench support
RIIWHS202DEnter and work in confined spaces
RIIWMG203DDrain and dewater civil construction site

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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