TIV offers the opportunity to students and their employers to be their Carpentry trade school. We offer flexible training and support, allowing an apprentice to work, earn and learn at their place of employment.

Apprentices will attend TIV’s trade school for two consecutive days each month for 10 months of each year. This will be conducted by our great trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and a high degree of industry experience. They will also support your ‘on the job’ training progress throughout the Apprenticeship by having regular contacts with you and your employer.

All of our trainers keep up to date by being engaged within the industry. So they know how things work in the real world.

If you don’t have an employer but are still keen to do a Certificate III in Carpentry – Check out our CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry course which is delivered full-time.

What's Included

Electronic copies of various building codes and standards, manuals, learner guides, plans and specifications

Delivery & Duration

Typically, this Apprenticeship will take 3 – 4 years for completion; less if you show you are acquiring all the necessary skills and knowledge in a shorter time frame.

The majority of your training will occur in the workplace, overseen by your employer and assessed by TIV’s qualified Assessors. In addition, you will also attend TIV’s Trade School 2 days per month over 10 months of the year to ensure you have a well-rounded experience of carpentry, particularly in providing opportunities to practice skills that may not be available in your workplace.

Course Dates & Locations

Constant enrolments throughout the year. Please click the Enquire Now button to fill out your Apperenticeship enquiry, our course advisor will be with you shortly.

Fees and Government Funding


The fee if you hold a current Concession Card.

Skills First Funded Program


Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.

TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals. Please refer to the individual course page for a clear breakdown of fees, or see our Schedule of Fees here.

The student fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees

Units of Delivery
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
CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWC3004 Install suspended ceilings
  • You are 16 years or older
  • You can read, write and speak English competently
  • You are employed and are eligible for an apprenticeship
What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:

“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”

Sam Lloyd
Western Bulldogs
Completed CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry
Am I eligible to become an apprentice?

Australian apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age. There is no requirement to hold a secondary school certificate or other qualification. You can undertake an Australian apprenticeship if you’re a school level entrant, are re-entering the workforce or are an adult worker.

What time is trade school?

Training is from 7:00am to 3:00pm

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

Two consecutive days per month over 10 months of the year.

Is there Government funding available for this course?

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

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

By finding prospective employers on Apprenticeship job boards, and on websites such as Seek or Indeed.