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Certificate III in

Australian Skills Group

The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry qualification is offered as an apprenticeship pathway and provides the apprentice with the skills and knowledge to carry out setting out, construct wall frames, ceiling frames, pitched roofs, eaves, external stairs, flooring systems and install windows and doors. It is appropriate for apprentice carpenters undertaking carpentry formwork in the residential and commercial construction sector.


The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry qualification consists of 34 units of competency:

28 Core Units

6 Elective Units

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, paneling 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
  • CPCCWHS1001: Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPCCWHS2001: Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCWHS3001: Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

Elective Units

  • CPCCSF2004A: Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCCCM2002: Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCCA3012: Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • 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


Maximum of 4 years

Delivery Model



A student Co-Contribution fee is required in accordance with QLD Government User Choice Policy.