Certificate III in Carpentry


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. Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential


The target market for this course is international students:

  • who possess an appropriate visa that allows them to study at an Australian registered CRICOS provider.
  • who wish to undertake this course to access further study or employment opportunities.
  • who have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in their home country or in Australia.
  • with little or no vocational experience.
  • who are 18 years of age at course commencement.

Information on course demands and expectations will be clearly communicated to all students prior to enrolment.

CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry
  • The full-time duration of this course is 80 study weeks plus 16 weeks of holidays (over 96 weeks).
  • The delivery hours for this course are as follows:
    • Face to face classes with assessment –

    • 80 weeks x 20 hours per week = 1,600 hours

    • Independent study: 200 hours

    • Total course hours: 1,600+200 = 1,800 hrs

  • Classes are scheduled 2.5 days per week or 5 nights per week.

*The duration and scheduling will consider the need for students to fully gain and develop the skills and knowledge that the assessment will assess; allowing for variations of some students due to specific learning needs andtime for students for reflect on their learning and practice the skills and knowledge in a real or simulated workplace prior to presenting for assessment.

  1. To gain entry to this course, students must have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in applicants home country equivalent to an Australian Year 11* or 12 qualification. (*Subject to the country Assessment Level) and course.

  2. Applicants for this qualification must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. Students complete Enrolment and
    Pre training review forms during the enrolment process.

  3. Students’ knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications are assessed using the information provided and these forms.

  4. On completion of the assessment Australian Institute of Professionals determines if the course is suitable for the client and addresses their learning needs. Students must be at least 18 years of age at course commencement.

  5. Students must secure an appropriate visa that allows them to study in an Australian Registered Training Organisation prior to course commencement.

  • A blended delivery mode is implemented including face to face training and independent study and assessment outside of scheduled classes.

  • All face to face delivery of classes take place in the AIP’s Lalor campus situated at 405 High St, LALOR, Victoria 3075 Australia. Students do not travel between campuses for classes. Students are also required to undertake structured
    learning activities each week in their own time. Students will also be supported outside of face to face classes through e-mail and/or telephone.

  • A delivery schedule is provided to each student pre course commencement. Students are provided with an orientation to the course to outline the learning and assessment processes, support services and other relevant information.

  • The following delivery methodologies are implemented during face to face classes: trainer presentations and demonstrations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and students’ complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.

  • During independent study and assessment outside of class time students undertake a variety of structured learning and assessment activities. The learning activities includes a mixture of theoretical and practical tasks. Learning material includes sufficient information for the students to learn the topic, undertake practice activities and complete tasks. Students will be provided opportunities for formative assessment during delivery. Trainers provide feedback to students on areas for improvements to facilitate the development of appropriate knowledge and skills and prepare them for summative assessment.

  • Each unit is assessed individually. Each unit contains two or more assessment tasks that are undertaken in class / workshop or in the student’s own time. Some assessment tasks are open book, and some are closed book. Students will undertake in class assessments at the AIP campus at 405 High St, Lalor, Victoria 3075 Australia. All assessment activities will be conducted by AIP Assessors.

  • Assessment methods include a combination of written tests, written assessments, presentations, demonstrations, projects, and practical demonstration of skills. A simulated work environment training facility is also used in places for
    assessment purposes.

  • Students will be provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks. In certain cases, students may be advised to re-enrol in further training before re attempting assessments.

  • After each assessment, the student’s submission will be marked S – Satisfactory or U – Unsatisfactory and verbal and written feedback provided. Unit results are recorded as C – Competent and NYC – Not Yet Competent.

  • Students will be permitted 3 attempts to demonstrate competency at each assessment. If they are still unable to demonstrate satisfactory competence at this point they must re-enrol and undertake the training again.

  • Students will be informed of assessment processes and methodologies pre-enrolment and at orientation. Assessors will provide copies of the assessment tasks in accordance with the assessment schedule and discuss the assessment requirements with each student prior to them attempting each task.

  • Assessments employ a variety of theoretical and practical tasks to assess student’s knowledge and skills in relation to the unit context. The context of the simulated workplace environment may be incorporated into assessment tools (where appropriate) and student’s complete tasks to workplace standards.

Monthly Intakes, Please contact AIP for more information

All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and gain recognition for this. Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency with an Australian Registered Training Organisation that are identical to any of those contained within this course can apply for Credit Transfer.

Upon successful completion of the 34 units of competency in this course, students will be issued a CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry and a Record of results. If a student successfully completes some but not all of the units of competency in the course, they will be issued a Statement of Attainment indicating the units they have successfully completed.

In order to achieve this qualification students must satisfactorily complete the following units of competency:

Core units

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
CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCCA2002 – Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights
CPCCCA3001 – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002 – Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003 – Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004 – Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3006 – Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007 – Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3025 – Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM3006 – Carry out levelling operations
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
CPCCCM2008 – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3028 – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCO2013 – Carry out concreting to simple forms

Elective units

CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work
CPCCCA3005 – Construct ceiling frames
CPCCJN3003 – Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCCA3014 – Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3012 – Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCM2002 – Carry out hand excavation
CPCCSF2004 – Place and fix reinforcement materials


Training Pathway

Students who successfully complete this course may progress onto diploma level of studies or higher in the field of building and construction.

Employment Pathways

Successful completion of this qualification may provide career opportunities as :

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential
CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry

Training and assessment will take place at AIP campus at 405 High St, Lalor, Victoria 3075 Australia.

For the course structure and further details please download the CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry brochure below.

The total fee charged for this course is $27,500 (including resources), Application fee: $350.

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?

Or contact the Training Manager for further information on phone: 03 9749 7727 or email admin@aiop.edu.au.


Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?