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Certificate III in Carpentry

  • National Course Code: CPC30211
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC30211-01V03-20WLG-999

Location – Wollongong - Apprenticeship

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

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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.

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.
  • hold a current "White Card"

"INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a face to face course offered by block delivery. Each block session you will need to attend approximately 32 hours of class, over 4 days, for 3 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 25 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are an Apprentice employed in residential/construction carpentry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

This course will be offered by block delivery. Each block session you will need to attend 8.00am to 4.45pm on Thursday, Friday of the nominated week and continue on Monday and Tuesday of the following week.

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?

"ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Students are required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:

safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.

  • Basic Building Construction Skills Textbook: $138.00

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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

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding

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

Wollongong
Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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