Do you already know you want to work in the carpentry industry, have employment lined up, but still need the formal qualification? Then get the skills you need with Certificate III in Carpentry (Apprenticeship) to start working in the industry you love.
This course will prepare you for a lifelong career in one of the most sought-after trades in Australia, giving you the exciting opportunity of becoming a registered tradesperson. You’ll learn to work confidently on your own as you master your ability to construct, install, repair and finish residential, commercial and industrial spaces.
This four-year, hands-on course is designed so you work and study at the same time, gaining real-world experience and mentoring to give yourself the best chance of future employment.
You’ll learn to work with a huge range of tools, equipment and materials. You’ll construct frames for walls and ceilings, construct roofs and create the formwork for the world around us. You’ll also have access to some of the brightest minds in the industry who will help you master your craft.
And because we know you’ll want to put your skills into practice as you learn them, that’s why all apprentices attend 10 x three day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of their apprenticeship. These learning days are designed to make sure your skills are where they should be and our teachers will be here to support you through that every step of the way.
What’s even better is that once you finish this course, you’ll be qualified to work in the industry right away. If you do want to take your study further though, you’ll be eligible to study a Certificate IV in Building and Construction. This course will add to your existing skillset, giving you more expertise and increasing your employment opportunities.
Now is the time to get started on an exciting future in the carpentry industry and TAFE is the place to help you succeed.
Please note, students will enter this course via employment and undertake four years of training and work with an employer to gain this qualification.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00am-4.30pm
10 x 3 blocks per year practical tasks and workbooks provided to the student as part of the course materials costs. Students will also access and use Moodle for assessments required and some training can be conducted on site. A minimum of 4 workplace assessment and visits are also conducted throughout each calendar year for each trade apprentice.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Carpentry (Apprenticeship).
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- To be enrolled into Certificate III in Carpentry each student must have a current employer at the time of enrolment due to this course being for apprentices only.
- Each apprentice will also be signed by an Apprenticeship Centre of choosing by the employer and have a training contract that states the relationship between the employer, apprentice and RTO. Once the training contract has been released a Apprentice Sign up and Induction is completed within 5 working days and the apprentice commences in class once enrolment has been confirmed.
Recommended entry requirements
- Students are required to have a passion for the building industry and are required to be looking for a career as a builder/carpenter.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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Sample course units
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CPCCCA2002B||Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment|
|CPCCCA2011A||Handle Carpentry Materials|
|CPCCCA3001A||Carry Out General Demolition Of Minor Building Structures|
|CPCCCA3002A||Carry Out Setting Out|
|CPCCCA3003A||Install Flooring Systems|
|CPCCCA3004A||Construct Wall Frames|
|CPCCCA3005B||Construct ceiling frames|
|CPCCCA3006B||Erect roof trusses|
|CPCCCA3007C||Construct pitched roofs|
|CPCCCA3009B||Construct advanced roofs|
|CPCCCA3010A||Install And Replace Windows And Doors|
|CPCCCA3012A||Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures|
|CPCCCA3013A||Install lining, panelling and moulding|
|CPCCCA3016A||Construct Timber External Stairs|
|CPCCCA3017B||Install exterior cladding|
|CPCCCA3018A||Construct, Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Stairs And Ramps|
|CPCCCA3023A||Carry Out Levelling Operations|
|CPCCCM1012A||Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry|
|CPCCCM1013A||Plan And Organise Work|
|CPCCCM1014A||Conduct Workplace Communication|
|CPCCCM1015A||Carry Out Measurements And Calculations|
|CPCCCM2001A||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCCM2002A||Carry Out Excavation|
|CPCCCM2007B||Use explosive power tools|
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCCM2010B||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCM3001C||Operate elevated work platforms|
|CPCCCO2013A||Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
- Practical experiences
- Practical demonstrations
- Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions
- Problem solving
- Photographic evidence of workplace participation