Courses

Certificate III in Carpentry

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.

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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 high quality computer labs, workshop spaces and materials 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.

If you are an apprentice you will sign up on a negotiated training plan within 30 days of Delta being received and will start training within a further 60 days. Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.

This course is affiliated with the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA)

Employment

The Certificate III in Carpentry provides you with almost endless employment possibilities. You could explore careers including:

  • qualified carpenter
  • building site foreman – carpentry
  • subcontrator
  • registered builder
  • business owner
  • building surveyor
  • architecture

Assessment

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.

Contact

For any additional information on the Certificate III in Carpentry, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CPC30211

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 4 years
Course duration may vary depending on the students completing all the required competencies

Part-time: available
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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Onsite, Flexible, Offsite, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4500
Ineligible:$18900
Concession:$900
Materials:$226

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Conducted internally with progressive assessment.

Materials

What 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 Requirements

Apprentices 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 study

Successful 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 Pathways

Carpentry 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBSMB301A INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 30
BSBSMB406A MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES 60
CPCCCA2002A USE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 96
CPCCCA2003A ERECT AND DISMANTLE FORMWORK FOR FOOTINGS AND SLABS ON GROUND 24
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
CPCCCA3005A CONSTRUCT CEILING FRAMES 32
CPCCCA3006A ERECT ROOF TRUSSES 40
CPCCCA3007B CONSTRUCT PITCHED ROOFS 60
CPCCCA3008A CONSTRUCT EAVES 20
CPCCCA3009A CONSTRUCT ADVANCED ROOFS 80
CPCCCA3010A INSTALL AND REPLACE WINDOWS AND DOORS 70
CPCCCA3011A REFURBISH TIMBER SASHES TO WINDOW FRAMES 16
CPCCCA3012A FRAME AND FIT WET AREA FIXTURES 24
CPCCCA3013A INSTALL LINING, PANELLING AND MOULDING 40
CPCCCA3014A CONSTRUCT BULKHEADS 16
CPCCCA3015A ASSEMBLE PARTITIONS 32
CPCCCA3016A CONSTRUCT TIMBER EXTERNAL STAIRS 40
CPCCCA3017A INSTALL EXTERIOR CLADDING 20
CPCCCA3018A CONSTRUCT, ERECT AND DISMANTLE FORMWORK FOR STAIRS AND RAMPS 40
CPCCCA3019A ERECT AND DISMANTLE FORMWORK TO SUSPENDED SLABS, COLUMNS, BEAMS AND WALLS 40
CPCCCA3020A ERECT AND DISMANTLE JUMP FORM FORMWORK 60
CPCCCA3021A ERECT AND DISMANTLE SLIP FORM FORMWORK 60
CPCCCA3022A INSTALL CURTAIN WALLING 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
CPCCCM2007A USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS 16
CPCCCM2008A ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING 40
CPCCCM2010A WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS 8
CPCCCM3001B OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS 32
CPCCCO2013A CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS 20
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 20
CPCCSF2003A CUT AND BEND MATERIALS USING OXY-LPG EQUIPMENT 20
CPCCSF2004A PLACE AND FIX RE-INFORCEMENT MATERIALS 80
CPCCWC3003A INSTALL DRY WALL PASSIVE FIRE RATED SYSTEMS 40
RIICCM210A INSTALL TRENCH SUPPORT 8
RIIOHS202A ENTER AND WORK IN CONFINED SPACES 30
RIIWMG203A DRAIN AND DE-WATER CIVIL CONSTRUCTION SITE 20

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.