Are you looking for a challenging career that will teach you something new every day? A Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery will take you into homes and businesses where you can help people bring their vision to life.
This qualification is designed for students who have an apprenticeship and want to hone their skills specifically in carpentry and joinery.
You’ll be trained and tested in real workplace environments and simulations that will teach you how to work efficiently in fast-paced construction sites.
Taught over a four-year period, this hands-on qualification is designed 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.
And because you work and learn at the same time, you can start working in your chosen industry sooner – sounds pretty good to us!
You’ll also have the option to take your skills even further, but studying a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, or a Diploma of Building and Construction (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). These qualifications will allow to be advance your career by becoming a builder, increasing your employment opportunities.
So, if you’re ready to get started in an industry where there is no limit to your career options, come study with us and we’ll help set you up for success.
TimesApprentices attend 10 x 3 day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of their apprenticeship.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00am-4.30pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery (Apprenticeship).
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery will provide you with the qualification as a Carpenter and Joiner with the opportunity to advance to becoming a Builder by completing extra study for example, the builders registration and licensing course.
Opportunities for Further Study
- CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
- CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
Mandatory entry requirements
- To be enrolled into Certificate III Carpentry and Joinery 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 competed within 5 working days and the apprentice commences in class once the enrolment has been confirmed.
Recommended entry requirements
- Students are required to have a passion for the Industry and are required to be looking for a career as a Carpenter and Joiner.
Limitations to entry
- Must have a current employer at the time of enrolment due to being an apprenticeship course.
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.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
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Assessment is competency based and includes observation, on-line quizzes, completion of workbooks and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.