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 CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry course which is delivered full-time.

What you’ll learn

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

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 years to 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 contact us for more information.

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
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • You are 16 years or older
  • You can read, write and speak English competently
  • You are employed and are eligible for an apprenticeship

“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:

  • (CPC30211) 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 7.30am to 3.30pm

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.