This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.
State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.
Typically, 2-4 years and may vary on individual applicants’ circumstances
Units of Competency
This is program is delivered in a blended combination of work placed based, classroom, based, CiRT and self-directed learning.
The training will be delivered via training stages scheduled as per Appendix 1.
Refer to Learner Education Aid and Physical Resource Guide Appendix 2
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
34 units of competency:
- 27 core units
- 7 elective units.
For the elective units:
- a minimum of five units must be selected from Group A
- the remaining can be selected from Group A or Group B
- a maximum of two units can be selected from any group or current training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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|
|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|
The electives selected for the qualification are the following
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CPCCCA3012||Frame and fit wet area fixtures|
|CPCCCA3014||Construct and install bulkheads|
|CPCCCA3027||Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools|
|CPCCCM2002||Carry out hand excavation|
|CPCCCM3005||Calculate costs of construction work|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCSF2004||Place and fix reinforcement materials|
CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry is a pre-requisite for the following units
The pre-requisites of study requirements for entry into this qualification.
- Must be employed in the construction industry
- Confirmation from Employer of Attainment for CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (Whitecard)
- Apprentices must have a Registered Training Contract with a registered employer
- Apprentices will be required to go through a formal face to face and/ or CiRT Interview with one of our Learning Pathway Advisors to establish whether the desired course is the correct qualification for their career path/job prospects
- Apprentices are required to undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to enrolment at the time of the Pre-training interview
As part of the Pre-training interview process with a prospective learner, a digital literacy evaluation will be conducted (PC Skills) to ensure that they will be successfully able to complete a course with an online component.
This includes but not limited to:
- The ability to logon to a computer
- Access emails and click a link within an email.
- Login into an online database (LLN Tool)
- Use a mouse and keyboard
- Read and respond to online text.
- Candidates who meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation would be considered to meet PC Literacy requirements
- Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation will be evaluated individually.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
An LLN test will be provided in the application journey to determin your level in language, literacy, and numeracy, and whether extra support will be needed for your to complete this course. If you have completed an Australia Year 12 qualification you will not be required to complete an LLN test.
Online Service Standards
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The assessment process will include the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the learner’s competency as demonstrated in the workplace and underpinning knowledge in theory-based assessments.
Trainers will be provided with detailed instructions to assessment requirements for each unit. (The specific methods for each Unit of Competency are identified within this document under ‘Evidence Gathering Techniques’; further detail is available in the Assessor Assessment Guide).
This is a competency-based program, assessment occurs throughout the entire program until the learner either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or any further training needs are identified and addressed.
Assessment arrangements are learner’s, classroom, workplace based and CiRT
Refer to the section on Evidence Gathering techniques
Accreditation & Award
Upon successful assessment of all core units and chosen stream electives units in this course, students will be awarded the qualification CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
The issuance of this qualification is subject to:
- All fees and charges paid in accordance with Avante Education Fees, Charges, Refund Policy
- USI Number disclosure and verification
- VSN Number disclosure and verification (if applicable)
Avante Education has a policy to acknowledge formal Statements of Attainments issued by another RTO.
Where learners have made an application for Credit Transfer on any of the equivalent units in this qualification, credit will be granted, and the learner will not be required to repeat the training in those units where application has been made and credit has been granted.
Recognition of Prior Learning
The competencies in this qualification may be attained through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL takes into consideration the candidates’ previous training, work and life experience.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities will be identified and addressed during the pre-training interview process.
Learners will also be provided with an RPL Candidate guide to assist the learner in identifying any Recognition of Prior Learning either through previous training, work, or life experience or to how to prepare a portfolio of evidence.
Your Application Journey
At Avante Education we believe that your course should be tailored for you. Our pre-enrolment process will take you on a personal journey and allows you to be part of the process.
1. Us getting to know you…
- Who you are, your prior work experience (if any)
- Your learning preferences
- Your career aspirations
- How much time you have available to complete your course
- The best learning environment suited for you at your workplace or on campus
- How much support you will need with language, literacy, numeracy skills and computer skills
2. Thanks to your contribution we can now provide you with a tailored course plan which includes…
- Key course information
- Delivery schedule adjustments for any approved course credits that may reduce your length of training
- Delivery and assessment proposed dates
- Delivery and assessment methods
- Minimum technology requirements
- Statement of fees indicating all fees, government subsidies (if eligible), and options of payment
- Terms & Conditions
3. After these formalities you will be prepared for your commencement and…
- Be invited to join an induction to go through some best practice protocols for a successful learning journey
- Be acquantied with your Trainer
- Be provided access to your digital learner portal
4. You are now ready to…
- Join your own personally designed learning program on course commencement date
This course is delivered in the following locations
Fees & Funding
This is our standard fee based on a full program enrolment. Program fees vary based on each individual’s enrolment details. Final course fees are offered after an individual assessment. For more information click here
- 1 – Accessing the learner resources can either be digital (online access via a personal computer or mobile device) or hardcopy (printed learner resources). Printed learner resources are an extra $420
The application and learner resource fee is paid upfront to confirm your enrolment. This is paid once you officially accept your course proposal.