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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.
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.
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.
This qualification lays the foundation for a huge range of careers and employment paths.
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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.