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CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

National ID: CPC30220 State ID: BGB8
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Build your future with a carpentry apprenticeship.

The Certificate III in Carpentry must be completed as part of an apprenticeship, and upon successful completion, allows participants to work as a qualified carpenter. Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job training and block training at NR TAFE.

Throughout this course, participants will acquire skills that enable them to carry out a range of tasks required in the building and construction industry.

First Year

Apprentices gain essential practical skills, safety standards and fundamental knowledge to perform as a carpenter.  

Second Year

Apprentices work on a transportable building project, covering 12 units and full construction of the project from start to finish throughout the year. As an alternate to this project, a construction of a single dwelling will be constructed comprising stumps, bearers and joists and relative wall and roof framing; this dwelling will be cladded and lined to support required modules allowing also for the associated modules for the second year.  

Third Year

Apprentices learn the formwork aspect of the trade. They also complete the required Certificate 3 level units, using fundamental knowledge and skills gained in first and second years.

Students will gain skills in: 

  • Use of carpentry tools and equipment 
  • Measurements and calculations 
  • Roofing, flooring, wall frames, eaves, stairs, cladding 
  • Windows and doors Installation  
  • Gain the White Card 
  • Levelling  
  • Scaffolding 
  • Concreting 
  • Demolitions 

This qualification is designed specifically for workers employed as an Apprentice.


This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

This qualification is designed specifically for workers employed as an Apprentice. 

NR TAFE delivers this program of training over a period of three years.  

The training is structured in to  two-week blocks, generally held once per term for each year group. 

100 days over three years with 784 Nominal Hours 

Catch-up blocks or attendance are sometimes scheduled as needed, based on individual progress. 

Consultation with industry employers is part of the scheduling process for blocks. 

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 12 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
How Apprenticeship
On campus
Still in school
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $3,013.95 $4,213.95
Concession $400.00 $3,013.95 $3,413.95

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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