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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 North Regional TAFE (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 III 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.

North Regional TAFE delivers this program of training over a period of three years. The training is structured into two-week blocks, generally held once per term for each year group; a total of 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. 


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ 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.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

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


National ID Unit title
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, panelling 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
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies


National ID Unit title
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCJN3004 Manufacture and assemble joinery components
CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines
CPCCCM2009 Carry out basic demolition
MEM05056 Perform routine flux core arc welding
MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding


For more information about job and career pathways, visit Job Outlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Further training and continued employment in a range of roles in the construction industry.



Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

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.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 3 years
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Pundulmurra Campus

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