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Carpentry Apprenticeship

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

What's it all about?

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

The units of competency requirements cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

On successful completion you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification: CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry.

This training has been grouped into a series of short courses, which provide a progressive and practical learning experience. The short courses are:

  • Basic Workplace Skills
  • Using Carpentry Tools
  • Concreting, Heights and Excavation
  • Setting Out
  • Floor Systems
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Systems
  • Trusses Roof Systems
  • Windows and Doors
  • Fix-out and wet areas
  • Timber external stairs
  • Stair and ramp formwork
  • Cladding and Bulkheads

More detailed information on the content and format of this qualification can be found in the ‘Nationally Recognised training details’ section of this page.

Who would do this training?

This course is suitable for:

  • School leavers wishing to undertake a trade apprenticeship in the construction industry in carpentry.
  • Existing workers in the construction or other industries wishing to undertake a mature age apprenticeship in the construction industry in carpentry.
  • Participants that have completed pre-vocational training wishing to undertake a trade apprenticeship in the construction industry in carpentry.

What do I need before I start?

HIA will conduct a pre-enrolment review with you to make sure that this program is suitable for your needs, current skills and experience.

To start this program, you must have:

  • A good understanding of English reading and writing and numeracy
  • Suitable interpersonal and communication skills

It is a requirement that participants have successfully completed the unit of competency: CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry before undertaking any of the following units:

  • CPCCCA2002B - Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCA2011A - Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCM2002A - Carry out excavation
  • CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCA3002A - Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3023A - Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCCA3003A - Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA2003A - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
  • CPCCCA3004A - Construct wall frames
  • CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCA3007C - Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3005B - Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3006B - Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3008B - Construct eaves
  • 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
  • CPCCCA3018A - Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3017B - Install exterior cladding
  • CPCCCA3014A - Construct bulkheads

How long will it take?

You will need to commit 520 hours of face-to-face learning time for this training. Outside of this allocation of time, you will need to undertake self-directed learning through research, project work and assessment tasks. Contact your local HIA office to find out more information about delivery schedules.

Required resources

Participants are required to have a copy of the following resources:

  • Pearson’s “Basic Building and Construction Skills”
  • Pearson’s “Construction Skills”
  • Pearson’s “Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing”
  • Pearson’s “Advanced Building and Joinery skills”

Nationally Recognised training details

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

On successful completion you will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification: CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in:

  • 30 nationally recognised units of competency:
    • 22 core units [C]
    • 8 elective units [E]

HIA Training Services has grouped the units of competency into a series of short courses which provide you with a practical and progressive learning experience. The short courses are listed below, along with the units of competency that are contained within them.

The elective [E] units listed below represent the only approved elective unit options offered by HIA. This is a reduced list which has been taken from the specified electives list contained within the packaging rules for this qualification.

HIA Short Course

Units of Competency

Minimum face-to-face duration

Basic Workplace Skills

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations [C]

8 hours

Using Carpentry Tools

CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment [C]

16 hours

CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools [C]

16 hours

CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials [C]

8 hours

Concreting, Heights and Excavation

CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation [C]

8 hours

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights [C]

8 hours

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding [C]

16 hours

Setting Out

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications [C]

8 hours

CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out [C]

16 hours

CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations [C]

16 hours

Floor Systems

CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems [C]

32 hours

CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground [E]

8 hours

Wall Framing

CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames [C]

28 hours

CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures [C]

12 hours

Roof Systems

CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs [C]

32 hours

CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames [C]

8 hours

Trusses Roof Systems

CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses [C]

24 hours

CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves [C]

16 hours

Windows and Doors

CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors [E]

40 hours

Fix-out and wet areas

CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures [E]

20 hours

CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding [E]

20 hours

Timber external stairs

CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs [E]

40 hours

Stair and ramp formwork

CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps [E]

40 hours

Cladding and Bulkheads

CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding [E]

20 hours

CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads [E]

20 hours


* In addition to the face-to-face attendance duration listed above, all short courses require self-directed learning through research, project work and successful completion of assessment tasks.

More information

Call HIA Training on 1300 650 620 to obtain more detailed information about this training program.