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Certificate III in Carpentry

Code: CPC30220

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Overview

Campus
Campus
Duration

4 years full time / available part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Make a life for yourself with a Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220

It’s a fantastic time to be a carpenter in Australia, as the building and construction industries continue to boom. Our Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220 will train you in all the skills you’ll need to succeed. The carpentry industry 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, a Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220 can take you anywhere.

Learn in northern Melbourne

Melbourne Polytechnic's carpentry course offers hands-on learning opportunities at Melbourne Polytechnic’s purpose built facilities. In our Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220, 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

Our Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220 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 CPC30220 is the perfect first step.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220 take me?

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

Study Pathways

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220 will allow you to enroll in Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) CPC40120 to enhance your skills as a supervisor or continue towards obtaining builders registration.
The career development and practical physical skill development that I’ve had through my studies has helped sculpt the person I've become.
Karl Russell
Cabinet Making (Furniture Making) Graduate
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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Outdoor facilities

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.

Class Schedule

Delivered at Heidelberg campus with some weeks at Epping campus.

Course duration may vary depending on students completing all competencies as required. Classes held Monday to Friday, 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.

Code Subject Elective Hours
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment Core 96
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials Core 16
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core 32
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out Core 24
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems Core 40
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames Core 60
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames Core 32
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses Core 40
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs Core 60
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves Core 20
CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs Elective 80
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors Core 70
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective 24
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs Core 40
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding Core 20
CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective 40
CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls Elective 40
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding Core 40
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work Core 36
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools Elective 20
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Core 24
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation Elective 16
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures Core 8
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core 40
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights Core 8
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres Elective 32
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms Core 20
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core 20
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication Core 20
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations Core 20
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements Core 25
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations Core 24
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies Core 30

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1160 $5800 $24100
Materials fee $60 $60 $60
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1395 $6110 $24410
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

What you will need to supply
An equipment and materials list is available from the department. You and will need to supply your own writing materials.

What we will supply
Materials for the practical requirements of the course.

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Requirements

Apprentices are eligible to apply for this course.

Next Steps

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 with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON 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.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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