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Certificate III in Carpentry

  • National Course Code: CPC30211
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC30211-01V03-19BEL-999

Location – Belmont

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Hours Per Week

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Duration

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Become a highly sought-after carpenter when you undertake the nationally accredited Certificate III in Carpentry. Study as an apprentice or get recognised for your industry experience in this practical, hands-on course. Carpenters and joiners are in high demand in a skills shortage industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Construct wall frames
  • Erect roof trusses

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal skills and attributes that will help you get ahead in this career:

  • Communicate effectively with clients
  • Enhance your problem-solving skills
  • Learn to work as part of a team
  • Nail your reliability and time management skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A carpentry trade qualification

Our graduates go on to work as a:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner
  • Stair builder
  • Lead carpenter
  • Finish carpenter
  • Trim carpenter

GROW YOUR CAREER

From here, you can complete the Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building) and be able to apply for your builder licence with Fair Trading NSW.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Carpentry trades people are in high demand with the role being identified as a skill shortage.

Over the next five years, carpentry services are expected to grow alongside the projected stronger demand from the residential building market. There are likely to be around 69,000 job openings by 2023.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

If you are enrolling as an apprentice, you will need to provide evidence of the following:

  • Your employment as an apprentice carpenter
  • A completed training contract signed by your employer
  • Achievement of the general induction training program (commonly known as a White Card). The unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement as specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). You will need this before you can enter a construction worksite

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Carpentry as an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship course so you can nail the career you want. Depending on your unique circumstances - and the campus you choose to study at - you will need to provide evidence that you meet any relevant entry criteria.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice carpenter

  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

  • Complete your formal training with TAFE NSW and your informal, on-the-job training with your employer
    Non-apprenticeship

    You will need to:

  • Be over 21 years of age

  • Provide evidence of significant (3 years plus) and current industry experience. Your workplace evidence will be reviewed prior to course entry to make sure your skills and knowledge meet course requirements

    If your workplace evidence does not meet all units of competency, you will need to organise an approved workplace or simulated workplace for practical assessments.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

    LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

    This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Carpentry you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading.

    Fair Trading NSW is the licensing and regulatory authority for trades and contractor authorities in NSW. Further information can be found on their website.

    BE PREPARED

    To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A strong work ethic

  • A good understanding of mathematics is preferable

  • An interest in working in a variety of environments, indoors and outdoors

  • An interest in working on building and construction projects

    If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

Training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training.

Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but haven?t received a qualification.

To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and:



  • be over 21 years of age

  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and

  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.

    To study this course as NSW Apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements to NSW funding to study this course please enquire now or call 131 601.


READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:
Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and Joiner

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Belmont
647 Pacific Highway, Belmont
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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