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Carpentry

Certificate III Of

Code: CPC30211

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

4 years full time / available part time

Duration

4 years full time / available part time

Requirements

Apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship courses available.

Next Intake

Ongoing, Midyear

Make a life for yourself in carpentry

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.

Learn in the most technologically advanced training facilities in Victoria

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.

A strong foundation for a great career

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This qualification lays the foundation for a huge range of careers and employment paths.
  • Carpenter
  • Registered Builder
  • Subcontractor
  • Building Site Foreperson
  • Building Surveyor
  • Carpentry Business Owner
  • Architect

Pathways

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.

Akolda Bil

"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 Details

Class Schedule

Course duration may vary depending on students completing all competencies as required. Classes held Mondays to Fridays, mornings and afternoons.

Assessment Methods

Assessments are conducted internally throughout the course. The methods used are both practical and theory based.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
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
CPCCCA3015A ASSEMBLE PARTITIONS Core 32
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
CPCCCA3008B CONSTRUCT EAVES Core 20
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

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$5100.00 - $21350.00
$0 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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.
Materials Costs
$185.00
$
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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.

Next Steps

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.

Application procedure

Application procedure