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Offering Info

Certificate III in Carpentry

  • National Course Code: CPC30211
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC30211-01V03-20HNB-478

Location – Hornsby, Main Campus (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • 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.

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.

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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Carpenter after successful completion.
  • White Card - achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers the requirement for the general induction training

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • an Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) proficiency level at ACSF Level 3 when commencing the course. Support is available through TAFE NSW based on a review of the applicants LLN skills through diagnostic tools such as R U Ready and support from the CPALES Skills Teams.

Students enrolled in this training product are expected to have an LLN level at ACSF Level 3 when commencing the course. TAFE NSW will make every reasonable effort to ensure it can accommodate a student?s Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs. Support is based on a review of the applicants LLN skills through diagnostic tools such as R U Ready and support from the CPALES Skills Teams. If deemed applicable, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that TAFE NSW can provide to the student, with a view to creating an individual training and learning plan that best addresses the student?s needs.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Students will be contacted once they have gone through the TTP process and enrolled, they will then be notified of day/time and location to start classes.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 27.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including work experience.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are apprentices employed full time and seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become qualified carpenters after successful completion. Students will work in industry and study at the same time.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway (Commissioner's Information Bulletin 663). The student must be engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract in order to enrol in the training product contained in this TAS document. Progress through the course is monitored against the apprentices? training plan so that any issues are identified and rectified in a timely manner. Trainer/assessors communicate with the employer on a 6 monthly timeframe to discuss the students? progress, to negotiate any changes to a plan requested by the employer, confirm that students are receiving mentoring by a tradesperson, and to discuss any intervention strategies such as gap training to address any units where the student has been deemed Not Competent (NC).

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

Additional learning and study tools available for this course:

  • are apprentices employed full time and seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become qualified carpenters after successful completion. Students will work in industry and study at the same time.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

Australian Apprenticeships 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

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 havent 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 a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:
Text books, drawing equipment and Property Protective Equipment

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
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
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs
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
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls

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

Hornsby
205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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