Certificate III in Carpentry



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


Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter

  • Carpenter and joiner.


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.


The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.


Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Core Units


CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out

CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation

CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry



Construction and erection of frames, trusses, eaves and roofs field of work  


CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems

CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames

CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames

CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses

CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs

CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves

Elective Units

Installation field of work  


CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors

CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures

CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding

CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs

Formwork construction field of work  

CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls

CPCCCA3020A Erect and dismantle jump form formwork

CPCCCA3021A Erect and dismantle slip form formwork


General electives 


BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities

BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs

CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames

CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads

CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions

CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding

CPCCCA3022A Install curtain walling

CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment

CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials

CPCCWC3003A Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems

RIICCM210D Install trench support

RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWMG203D Drain and dewater civil construction site