Certificate III in Carpentry

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

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.

  • Course Code

    Course Code: CRICOS Code:
    CPC30211 098089J

  • Course Name

    Certificate III in Carpentry

  • Delivery Mode

    Classroom: Duration:
    (Classroom-based) 52 weeks

  • Campus

    7 Clunies Ross Ct, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

    20 Otter St, Collingwood, VIC 3066

    69 Osborne Avenue, Springvale, Victoria 3171



  • Course Fee

    Easy payment plans are available.
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Core Units

CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment Core
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Core
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation Core
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Core
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems Core
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames Core
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames Core
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses Core
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs Core
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves Core


CPCCCA3010A* Install and replace windows and doors Elective
CPCCCA3012A* Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective
CPCCCA3018A* Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective
CPCCCA3019A* Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls Elective
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective
CPCCCA2003A* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Elective
CPCCCA3011A* Refurbish timber sashes to window frames Elective


  • Written Questions
  • Projects
  • Observation
  • Presentation
  • Case Study
  • Reports
  • Practical Activity

ETI has the following admission requirements:

  • Entry into the course at ETI requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with Department of Home
    Affairs regulations. Please speak to the ETI’s one of friendly team member for further information.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification
    is required for entry into this course.
  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Have the physical capacity to work in the practical classes.
  • All learners will be required to demonstrate their LLN (Language, Literacy, Numeracy) level on enrolling into this course.

Attendance requirements in class:

All international students are required to attend 20 hours per week and maintain satisfactory course progress. Failure to attend the classes or failure to meet the course progress requirements may trigger the processes, which may result in the cancellation of your COE.

• CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. ETI requires the student to either complete this unit at Elite Training Institute or from different provider before doing practical classes. If the students has already got latest White Card in Victoria/ General Construction Induction card in Queensland, then students will not need to do it.

ETI does not charge any fees for this unit and offers as an additional unit for the course.

Training Pathway

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within CPC08 Training Package.

Employment Pathway

Students who complete this course can expect to work under the following occupation titles:

  • Occupational titles may include:
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and Joiner
  • Carpenter and Joiner (Installation)
  • Carpenter and Joiner (Stairs)
  • Stair Builder

Please refer to the following source for Pathway and employment outcomes and Job Pathways Charts illustrating potential career pathways within that industry

Source: https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=CPC30211


The program, for international students, takes place as classroom-based delivery combined with theory and practical classes in simulated environment.


This course is offered over 52 (20 hours per week) weeks including holidays on a full-time basis. Students need to gain competency in 30 units (22 core units and 8 elective units) to successfully complete this course.


The underlying principle of Nationally Recognised Training is that a learner does not have to repeat training and assessment that has already been undertaken.

ETI has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer Policies and Procedures and can be found at ETI’s website, which outlines in detail a processes to be followed for granting recognition and credit transfer. This is supported through the RPL guidelines for this qualification which focus specifically on all units.

Learners are encouraged to apply for RPL prior to or immediately after formal enrolment but prior to the facilitated delivery of units to ensure that they do not miss any training opportunities offered should they be unsuccessful in the RPL process.

Credit Transfer relates to the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training, and involves assessing a previously completed course or units to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required within the current course of study. Learners must provide transcripts of results and/or statements of attainment for credit transfer to be assessed.

Where a learner is successful in the RPL or Credit Transfer (CT) application, the units to be undertaken and course duration will be adjusted accordingly.
Where RPL is granted, learners do not have to participate in further training and assessment for skills and knowledge that they already possess.