Work in residential and commercial carpentry.

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Qualification Description

This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential

State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

What is this course about?

The CPC30220- Certificate III in Carpentry provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

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 much does this course cost?

The course fees are $3,500.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes 3 months to complete.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a  Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220.

To apply for a carpentry licence follow this link Fair Trading

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

34 units of competency made up of :

  • 27 core units
  • 7 electives

A minimum of five units must be selected from Group A. The remaining can be selected from Group A or Group B

A maximum of two units can be selected from any group or current training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.

Prerequisite units of competency

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core Units
CPCCCA2002*Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011*Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001*Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002*Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003*Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004*Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005*Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006*Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007*Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008*Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010*Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3016*Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017*Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3024*Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3025*Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA3028*Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013*Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM3006Carry out levelling operations
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Group A - Specialist Electives
CPCCCA3009*Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3012*Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3014*Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3018*Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019*Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCA3020*Erect and dismantle jump-form formwork
CPCCCA3022*Install curtain walling
CPCCCA3027*Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCCM2002*Carry out hand excavation
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCJN3003*Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCJN3004*Manufacture and assemble joinery components
CPCCJN3100*Process materials to produce components using static machines
CPCCON3048*Construct tilt panels on site
CPCCSF2004*Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWC3003*Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004*Install suspended ceilings
Group B - General Electives
CPCCCA3011*Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3026*Assemble partitions
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCLSF2001License to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCPB3001*Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002*Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCSF2005*Arc weld reinforcement steel
CPCCSF3002*Carry out monostrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3003*Carry out multistrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3004*Carry out stressbar post-tensioning
CPCCST4001Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCCST4002Undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCPCM2043Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2052*Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053*Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

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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