Construct a career in carpentry and plan a path towards owning and running your own business in the trade with a Certificate III in Carpentry. Our carpentry teachers will hone your skills in all aspects of construction and essential knowledge of building regulations, with carpentry as the prime focus.
The perfect framework for your future
The majority of apprentices work for a builder or carpenter and therefore train on-site with their employer as well as at Melbourne Polytechnic. It is also available to students who do not have a formal apprenticeship agreement. This hands-on course will develop and refine your construction skills.
Industry connections and resources
Take the opportunity to work on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg campus.
All our carpentry teaching staff are industry-qualified and experienced practitioners who provide in-depth training and knowledge to ensure that you have the right skills to succeed in your carpentry career.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s workshop spaces, materials and computer labs ensure effective delivery of practical and theoretical components of the course.
The ability to demonstrate current skills and knowledge in carpentry, could allow you to fast track your qualification through skills recognition. Contact the Engineering and Construction Department to arrange an assessment.
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
This course is recognised by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA)
The Certificate III in Carpentry provides you with almost endless employment possibilities. You could explore careers including:
- qualified carpenter
- building site foreman – carpentry
- registered builder
- business owner
- building surveyor
Assessments are conducted internally throughout the course. The methods used are both practical and theory based.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Course duration may vary depending on the students completing all the required competencies
Course duration may vary depending on students completing all competencies as required.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Onsite, Flexible, Offsite, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsConducted internally with progressive assessment.
MaterialsWhat you will need to supply
An equipment and materials list is available from the Building and Construction (Carpentry) department. You and will need to supply your own writing materials.
What we will supply
Materials for the practical requirements of the course.
Entrance RequirementsApprentices are eligible to apply for this course. If you are not an apprentice you need to be employed in the industry and have minimum experience of five years.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will allow you to enrol in Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) to enhance your skills as a supervisor or continue towards obtaining builders registration.
Career PathwaysCarpentry skills can take you almost anywhere. This hands-on course will give you the practical training to explore numerous careers paths, including being a qualified carpenter or builder, developing your own business as a subcontractor, or becoming a small business operator.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCA2002B||USE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||96|
|CPCCCA2011A||HANDLE CARPENTRY MATERIALS||16|
|CPCCCA3001A||CARRY OUT GENERAL DEMOLITION OF MINOR BUILDING STRUCTURES||32|
|CPCCCA3002A||CARRY OUT SETTING OUT||24|
|CPCCCA3003A||INSTALL FLOORING SYSTEM||40|
|CPCCCA3004A||CONSTRUCT WALL FRAMES||60|
|CPCCCA3005B||CONSTRUCT CEILING FRAMES||32|
|CPCCCA3006B||ERECT ROOF TRUSSES||40|
|CPCCCA3007C||CONSTRUCT PITCHED ROOFS||60|
|CPCCCA3009B||CONSTRUCT ADVANCED ROOFS||80|
|CPCCCA3010A||INSTALL AND REPLACE WINDOWS AND DOORS||70|
|CPCCCA3012A||FRAME AND FIT WET AREA FIXTURES||24|
|CPCCCA3013A||INSTALL LINING, PANELLING AND MOULDING||40|
|CPCCCA3016A||CONSTRUCT TIMBER EXTERNAL STAIRS||40|
|CPCCCA3017B||INSTALL EXTERIOR CLADDING||20|
|CPCCCA3018A||CONSTRUCT, ERECT AND DISMANTLE FORMWORK FOR STAIRS AND RAMPS||40|
|CPCCCA3023A||CARRY OUT LEVELLING OPERATIONS||24|
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1013A||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCCM2002A||CARRY OUT EXCAVATION||16|
|CPCCCM2007B||USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS||16|
|CPCCCM2008B||ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING||40|
|CPCCCM2010B||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||8|
|CPCCCO2013A||CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS||20|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.