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Offering Info

Certificate III in Carpentry

  • National Course Code: CPC30220
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC30220-01V01-22ORA-030

Location – Orange, Anson Steet (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

24 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 construction industry. In this rewarding trade, youll work on a range of indoor and outdoor projects including roofing, walls and floors.

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:

  • Great communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Punctuality, reliability and trustworthiness
  • An understanding of how to work safely in construction

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
  • Carpenter and joiner
  • Formworker

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

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.

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
  • The ability to provide your own PPE, including work boots, earmuffs and safety glasses
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success
and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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 in Certificate III Carpentry after successful completion

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a face to face part time course. You must attend approximately 24 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 3 days a week for 3 years.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. 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

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?

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

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
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCCA3011 Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials

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

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

Orange, Anson Steet (Apprenticeship)
Phone 131 601

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