Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus
4 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Yallourn

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Course Overview

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.


Apprentices 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 Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery (Apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

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

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support 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 Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCJN3003A Manufacture Components For Door And Window Frames And Doors
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture Joinery Components
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCCM3006 Carry out levelling operations  
CPCCCA3014A Construct Bulkheads
CPCCCA3016A Construct Timber External Stairs
CPCCCA2002B Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan And Organise Work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B Work Safely At Heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms
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
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010A Install And Replace Windows And Doors
CPCCCA3012A Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3019A Erect And Dismantle Formwork To Suspended Slabs, Columns, Beams And Walls
CPCCJN3001A Use Static Machines
CPCCCA3023A Carry Out Levelling Operations


Assessment is competency based and includes observation, on-line quizzes, completion of workbooks and practical application in simulated workplace conditions.