Certificate III in Carpentry - CPC30220

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials. Occupational titles may include:Carpenter - Commercial Carpenter - FormworkCarpenter - Residential State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.


  • Weld using metal arc welding equipment
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Arc weld reinforcement steel
  • Construct advanced roofs
  • Work safely at heights
  • Carry out multistrand post-tensioning
  • Carry out hand excavation
  • Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
  • Carry out stressbar post-tensioning
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • Carry out setting out
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
  • Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Install curtain walling
  • Undertake the heritage restoration process
  • Erect and dismantle jump form formwork
  • Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • Install exterior cladding
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Install flooring systems
  • Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
  • Construct and install bulkheads
  • Construct pitched roofs
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Calculate costs of construction work
  • Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
  • Carry out monostrand post-tensioning
  • Construct tilt panels on site
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Install windows and doors
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Construct ceiling frames
  • Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • Install suspended ceilings
  • Process materials to produce components using static machines
  • Carry out levelling operations
  • Erect roof trusses
  • Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Construct eaves
  • Construct and erect wall frames
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Assemble partitions
  • Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Plan and organise work

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
SMB (Ballarat) Domestic: $21,128
  • Full-time : 4 years

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