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CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

National ID CPC30220 State ID BGB8

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. 

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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.

CampusesBroome Campus. Minurmarghali Mia Campus. Pundulmurra Campus.

Study Mode Apprenticeship.

Apprentices will learn through a combination of on-the-job training and block training at North Regional 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. 

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

Important information

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Duration 3 years
When Date 2024
Where Broome Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Pundulmurra Campus

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