CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Description

Course Code and Name:
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Packaging Rules:
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 34 units of competency. This is comprised of 27 core units and 7 elective units.

A minimum of five units must be selected from Group A and the remaining units can be seleted from Group A or Group B. A maximum of two of the required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any group or current training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintinas the AQF level of this qualification. 

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. 

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

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

Group A - Specialist Electives 

CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs

CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures

CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads

CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

CPCCCA3019 Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls

CPCCCA3020 Erect and dismantle jump-form formwork

CPCCCA3022 Install curtain walling

CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools

CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation

CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames

CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components

CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines

CPCCON3048 Construct tilt panels on site

CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials

CPCCWC3003 Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems

CPCCWC3004 Install suspended ceilings

Group B - General Electives 

CPCCCA3011 Refurbish timber sashes to window frames

CPCCCA3026 Assemble partitions

CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work

CPCCLSF2001 License to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work

CPCCPB3001 Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

CPCCPB3002 Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

CPCCSF2005 Arc weld reinforcement steel

CPCCSF3002 Carry out monostrand post-tensioning

CPCCSF3003 Carry out multistrand post-tensioning

CPCCSF3004 Carry out stressbar post-tensioning

CPCCST4001 Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process

CPCCST4002 Undertake the heritage restoration process

CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements

CPCPCM2052 Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment

CPCPCM2053 Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment


CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Funding (Recognition of Prior Learning and Gap Training)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding subsidies may be available to eligible Queensland workers for skills assessment and up to 10 units of gap training, valued at up to $5,500. A minimum of 2 Gap Training units applies. Participants must be able to demonstrate RPL experience in a minimum of 70% of the units of competencies required to complete this qualification, and of these units have no more than 50% Credit Transfer.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in the carpentry industry is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

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Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.

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