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Offering Info

Certificate III in Carpentry

  • National Course Code: CPC30211
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC30211-01V03-21GLA-250

Location – Great Lakes (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

10 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Carpentry equips you with fundamental skills to become a carpenter and joiner in the booming construction industry. Work on a range of outdoor and indoor projects and champion sustainable, safe houses and buildings for Australians.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Install and replace windows and doors
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding, and flooring systems
  • Construct wall and ceiling frames, pitched roofs, eaves, and timber external stairs

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A positive attitude
  • Great communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • An aptitude for working with their hands
  • The desire to work as part of a team
  • Punctuality, reliability and trustworthiness

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A carpentry trade qualification
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Stair builder
  • Lead carpenter
  • Finish carpenter
  • Trim carpenter

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Building Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building Design

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Carpentry as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • You hold a valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)
  • Be employed as an apprentice in the carpentry industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Carpentry is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Carpentry, you'll be eligible to apply for state licensing and work in the industry.

Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • A strong work ethic
  • A good understanding of mathematics
  • A desire to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments
  • An interest in building and construction projects

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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
  • the holder of a WHS Construction Induction qualification (White Card) - unit CPCCOHS1001A or CPCCWHS1001

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Successful completion of 30 units of competency to meet the training package award rules.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day, face to face style course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, 1 day a week 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 25.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including revision, self directed activities and on the job learning.

Please Note: Face to face attendance will be one day per week and students will be notified by email what day of the week they will be required to attend.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are Apprentice Carpenters.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

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 is currently scheduled 1 days per week - Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Your teacher will confirm the week day you will be required to attend classes via email.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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 for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Additional costs approximately $200.00

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Textbook - Cengage "Basic Building & Construction Skills" (6th Edition) ISBN 9790170357944 approx $89.95
  • Textbook - Cengage "Site Establishment, Formwork and Framing" (4th Edition) approx $87.95
  • Textbook - Cengage "Advanced Building and Joinery" (3rd Edition) approx $84.95
  • Bring your own electronic device ie. laptop or tablet.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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.

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
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
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials

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

Great Lakes
The Northern Parkway, Tuncurry
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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