Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211)


CRICOS Code Study Mode Duration
N/A Part Time 1-4 Year
Course Code Delivery Location
CPC30211 Face to Face Please contact us

In our Carpentry course, an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible and will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career as a carpenter in the domestic housing industry or commercial construction area. You will learn how to use basic carpentry tools, power tools and equipment, read and interpret plans, handle carpentry materials and construct pitched roof, ceiling frames and flooring systems.

While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, carpenters must have knowledge of all other trades as a carpenter’s work often accommodates the other trades who follow them. The training is provided to our students by teachers that have been firstly apprentices themselves then moved on to become qualified tradesman themselves and still maintain industry currency by working with other contractors or running their own subcontracting businesses.

The qualification requires the successful completion of 30 units of competency which includes 22 core and 8 electives. The units of competency currently shown in the table below indicate a possible direction. The units may change during the pre-training interview to better suit the type of work you undertake.


Use carpentry tools and equipment


Handle carpentry materials


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Carry out setting out


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms


Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms


On successful completion of this course students will receive the qualification CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.

Students who do not fully complete the qualification but who are successful in completing a number of the units of competency will receive a statement of attainment for those units.

Employment Options

A person having successfully completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry may seek employment undertaking the following tasks:

  • Carpenter
  • Domestic Building Supervisor

Education Pathway

After achieving the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, candidates may be eligible to undertake the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Online: Online enrolment can be made by clicking Apply Now or

In Person: Enrolment can be made in person at 351 Moorabool St, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 3220 or

By Phone: Enrolments can be taken over the phone by calling 1300 326 888

Domestic Student Fees
Students undertaking this course must make payment prior to the commencement of the course or alternatively a payment plan has to have been arranged with PIA Accounts Department prior to commencement.

Funding Availability
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals.

VIC Statement of Fees
Platinum Institute offers a cooling off period of 5 Business days from the completion date of the Letter of Acceptance.

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