Certificate III in Carpentry - Apprenticeship



TIV also offers the opportunity to students where TIV will act as the trade school for apprentices. TIV's on the job training is provided to meet today's ever increasing demands within the building and construction industry. We offer flexible training, allowing an apprentice to work, earn and learn at their place of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: To complete an apprenticeship you will need to have an employer to take you on. If you do not have an employer check out our fulltime Certificate III in Carpentry which gives you the same qualification as a carpentry apprenticeship.


We allow the transfer of apprentices from any level of study to join our campus with no preconditions. Tailoring your needs and requirements, by customising our course to suit you.

You will be required to attend class two consecutive days once a month in one of training facilities. This will be conducted by our great trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and with a high degree of industry experience. All our trainers keep up to date by being engaged within the industry. So they know how things work in the real world.

What you will learn

Construct truss, pitched and complex roof systems
Construct floor, wall, ceiling frames
Install and replace windows and doors
Apply OHS Policies & Procedures
Stairs, formwork and re-enforcement
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Work sustainably & effectively within a team environment
Using various measuring devices to set out the building on site.
Scaffolding and working from heights
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TIV delivers a professional Carpentry program of the highest quality, tailoring the course to suit the needs and objectives of each individual student.

Caters for everyone

Designed for men or women who are interested in becoming a carpenter, a leading hand to a pathway of supervising building sites and building projects

Nationally recognised

After the completion of the qualification you will hold a certificate that is nationally recognised, allowing you to work anywhere in Australia.

Work with Industry experts

All of our trainers have multiple years of working in the building and construction industry giving you the best chance to learn from the best. Teaching, guiding, mentoring you throughout your apprenticeship.

Work & Study Balance

TIV offers flexible training to allow apprentices to study while also continue working with their employer.


6 instructors
6 instructors

William Spencer

Certificate III in Carpentry + more

Training Manager Certificate III Carpentry Also trains: Certificate IV and Diploma 30 years’ construction experience. Carpenter, project manager and building consultant.

Steven Stonehouse

Certificate III in Carpentry + more

Over 30 years’ construction experience. Carpenter and registered building practitioner (new homes and renovations)

Sean Clinch

Certificate III in Carpentry

20 years’ construction experience. Carpenter, registered building practitioner, building company director

Martin Trevorah

Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying + more

30 years’ construction experience as a Bricklayer and builder.

Luke Tiernan

Certificate III in Carpentry

5 years’ construction experience. Carpenter, sub-contractor and foreman for various residential builders.

Graeme Jonson

Certificate III in Carpentry + more

Over 20 years’ experience in construction. Registered building practitioner, site manager on major commercial residential projects


What is the duration of the Certificate III in Carpentry - Apprenticeship course?

Is compromised of 30 units which takes approximately three years with monthly on and off job contact from TIV.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

No previous building experience required.

What time is trade school?

Training is from 7.30am to 3.30pm

How many days a week am I required to attend trade school?

Two consecutive days in a week, once a month.

Is there government funding available for this course?

Government funding is available for eligible applicants. Please discuss eligibility with a TIV representative.

Does TIV find employers for me to complete work placement hours?

TIV has an employer on board to assist with work placement. However, we strongly advise you source your own employer.

What is the study pathway this qualification can lead to?

The pathway beyond the Certificate III in Carpentry can lead to the following qualifications:

Certificate IV in Building and Construction – (Building)

Diploma of Building and Construction – (Building)

What's next?

Speak to one of our course advisors.
Call us to discuss your options on 9399 9511!

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