4 years full time / available part time
4 years full time / available part time
Apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship courses available.
It’s a fantastic time to be a carpenter in Australia, as the building and construction industries continue to boom. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Carpentry will train you in all the skills you’ll need to succeed in this industry. Employment for carpenters is projected to grow by more than 5% in the next five years and qualified carpenters will continue to be in high demand. Many carpenters work on construction sites and large projects, though there are ample opportunities for those that start their own small carpentry businesses. If you enjoy creating things from scratch and have a good eye for detail this course can take you anywhere.
This course offers hands-on learning opportunities at Melbourne Polytechnic’s purpose built, leading-edge facilities. You will learn by undertaking full-size projects in a range of workshop spaces, materials and computer labs, as well as undertaking theoretical training to compliment your learning. Our dedicated workshops are the most technologically-advanced training facilities for building and construction in Victoria. You’ll be taught by industry-qualified staff and experienced practitioners who will provide in-depth training and knowledge to set you up with the skills to succeed. If you can already demonstrate existing skills and knowledge in carpentry there may be opportunities to fast-track your qualification through skills recognition.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Carpentry is recognised by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA). This qualification lays the foundation for a huge range of careers and employment paths. You could explore a career as a qualified carpenter, building site foreman, contractor, registered builder, carpentry business owner, building surveyor or go on to pursue studies in architecture or drafting. If you want a career that can take you places and provides highly transferable skills, a Certificate III in Carpentry is the perfect first step.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Course duration may vary depending on students completing all competencies as required. Classes held Mondays to Fridays, mornings and afternoons.
Assessments are conducted internally throughout the course. The methods used are both practical and theory based.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM1013A||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||Core||20|
|CPCCCA3003A||INSTALL FLOORING SYSTEM||Core||40|
|CPCCCA2011A||HANDLE CARPENTRY MATERIALS||Core||16|
|CPCCCA3010A||INSTALL AND REPLACE WINDOWS AND DOORS||Core||70|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||Core||20|
|CPCCCA3018A||CONSTRUCT, ERECT AND DISMANTLE FORMWORK FOR STAIRS AND RAMPS||Core||40|
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||20|
|CPCCCA3001A||CARRY OUT GENERAL DEMOLITION OF MINOR BUILDING STRUCTURES||Core||32|
|CPCCCA3012A||FRAM AND FIT WET AREA FIXTURES||Core||24|
|CPCCCM2002A||CARRY OUT EXCAVATION||Core||16|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||Core||36|
|CPCCCA3004A||CONSTRUCT WALL FRAMES||Core||60|
|CPCCCA3016A||CONSTRUCT TIMBER EXTERNAL STAIRS||Core||40|
|CPCCCA3013A||INSTALL LINING, PANELLING AND MOULDING||Core||40|
|CPCCCM2008B||ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING||Core||40|
|CPCCCA3005B||CONSTRUCT CEILING FRAMES||Core||32|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||Core||20|
|CPCCCA2002B||USE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||Core||96|
|CPCCCM2007B||USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS||Core||16|
|CPCCCA3017B||INSTALL EXTERIOR CLADDING||Core||20|
|CPCCCM2010B||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||Core||8|
|CPCCCO2013A||CARRY OUT CONCRETING TO SIMPLE FORMS||Core||20|
|CPCCCA3023A||CARRY OUT LEVELLING OPERATIONS||Core||24|
|CPCCCA3007C||CONSTRUCT PITCHED ROOFS||Core||60|
|CPCCCA3002A||CARRY OUT SETTING OUT||Core||24|
|CPCCCA3006B||ERECT ROOF TRUSSES||Core||40|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||Core||20|
|CPCCCA3009B||CONSTRUCT ADVANCED ROOFS||Core||80|
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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