Carpentry and Joinery

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 18773
National Code CPC32008
Training Package CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services
Program area Construction and Property  
Duration (nominal hours) 864
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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for apprentices in the carpentry and joinery trade. You will
learn how to efficiently produce quality work in the building and
construction industry.
While the course is primarily aimed at the residential sector of the
industry it can be customised to address specific skill requirements of
most building and construction or allied enterprises. The course also
includes skills required by the renovation and maintenance sectors of the

The application of safe work practices and an understanding of the building
industry context is also included in the course.

Career Opportunities

Learners will be able to pursue a career in building and construction from
trade level to managerial level by articulating into post-trade courses,
diploma, advanced diploma and university courses.


Successful completion of this course allows you to articulate into and from
any General Construction course which contains comparable competency standards.

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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for
CPC32008: Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery within
the Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training
Package (CPC08). The rules from CPC08 Training Package are as follows:
32 units of competency are required for award of this qualification:
-  27 compulsory units
-   5 elective units
A maximum of two of five the required elective units may be substituted by
selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV
construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training
Completion of the general induction training program specified by the
National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work
(SAC 2006) is required before entering a construction work site.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
Group 1 - Compulsory Units
ALL 27 units must be completed
Group 2 - Elective Units
5 units must be completed
Group 400 Sustainability Units
This group is an enrichment group containing unit(s) relating to
participation in sustainable work practices. This group does not count
towards course completion.
Group 997 - Prerequisite Units
This group contains prerequisites that cannot contribute to course
completion. These prerequisites are for elective units.
Group 999 - Work Health and Safety
This group does not count towards course completion.
CPCCPHS1001A "Work Safely in the Construction Industry" has been included
in this group because it is prerequisite to one or more units in the
course. TAFE NSW recognises that students who hold WHS Induction Training
('White Card') have met the requirements for CPCCOHS1001A and therefore
may apply for credit.  

Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Package or consult your teacher for information about prerequisites to
elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 5 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from group 2

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CPCCCA2001A Handle carpentry materials 40
CPCCCA2002A Use carpentry tools and equipment 36
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures 32
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out 30
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems 32
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames 32
CPCCCA3005A Construct ceiling frames 24
CPCCCA3006A Erect roof trusses 36
CPCCCA3007A Construct pitched roofs 72
CPCCCA3008A Construct eaves 36
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations 36
CPCCCM1002A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 12
CPCCCM1003A Plan and organise work 12
CPCCCM1004A Conduct workplace communication 8
CPCCCM1005A Carry out measurements and calculations 36
CPCCCM1006A Work safely at heights 16
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 16
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation 16
CPCCCM2007A Use explosive power tools 8
CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 24
CPCCCO2003A Carry out concreting to simple forms 20
CPCCJN3001A Use static machines 56
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery 40
CPCCJN3003A Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors 48
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture joinery components 40
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 16
CPCCSH3001A Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations 80
Only 5 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BCCCM2004B Drain and dewater site 24
BCCCM2009B Work in a confined space 35
BCCCM2010B Install trench support 28
BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities 30
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40
CPCCCA3009A Construct advanced roofs 64
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors 24
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames 32
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures 32
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding 40
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads 28
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions 24
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs 48
CPCCCA3017A Install exterior cladding 36
CPCCCA3022A Install curtain walling 24
CPCCCM3001A Operate elevated work platforms 8
CPCCJS3001A Design and set out stairs 24
CPCCJS3002A Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs 56
CPCCJS3003A Assemble and install stairs 24
CPCCJS3004A Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components 54
CPCCJS3006A Construct fabricated stairs 30
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment 18
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials 24
CPCCSH2003A Apply and install sealant and sealant devices 16
CPCCWC3003A Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems 80
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
CPPCMN3001A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
MSAENV272A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
SFIEMS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
SITXENV001A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 25
UEENEEK042A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BCCCM1001C Follow OH&S policies and procedures 8
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve qualification CPC32008: Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
(TAFE NSW course 18773), learners are required to complete 32 units of
competency, comprising:
-  27 units from group 1
-   5 elective units from group 2

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