TIV’s CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry Course is known as one of the best in the industry. It’s a hands-on program designed for people who want to begin a career as a carpenter without doing an apprenticeship. Lots of people from different backgrounds like it because it helps them start successful careers in building and construction.

Course Highlights:

  • Small classes to provided more one on one support and learning.
  • Classes take place in TIV’s state of the art facilities.
  • Experienced industry training and knowledge.
  • Improve job prospects in the building industry.
  • Gain hands-on experience as a carpenter.
  • Each student receives a resources package valued at $500, including:

Personal Protection Equipment:

Full Tool Kit Bag:

Course Duration:

  • 3 face to face classes per week (7:00 am – 3:00 pm) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • The total timetabled sessions including holiday and study breaks is 64 weeks.
  • Plus 1 additional week of student support if required.

Teaching Approach:

  • Current industry-focused skills with a mix of theory and hands-on experience.
  • Personalised learning environment with experienced trainers.

Why Study with TIV?

Course Fees:

  1. Flexible payment plans available.
  2. Eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth funding.
  3. Skills First Government Funding available for Victoria residents.

Click here for our full fees schedule.

Course Entry Requirements:

18 years or older.

English Language:
Proof of meeting one of the following:

  • Passed VCE English or VCE ESL at year 12 level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated sufficient LLN skills through pre-training review process.

Pre-Training Review:
Evaluation includes assessment of:

  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy skills.
  • Understanding of course structure.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Motivation for course enrolment.

Course Entry Requirements:
No specific requirements or preferred pathways.

Computer Requirements:

  • Laptop Computer
  • Laptop Charger
  • Internet access
  • Smartphone (where required for photos)
  • Licensed Version Windows Office Products (Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • WhatsApp
  • Microphone and Webcam

The qualification is intended to be delivered as an entire qualification at the completion of which the student will be awarded a certificate. However, a student will be issued with a statement of attainment for all units of competency successfully completed if he/she is unable to complete the qualification or chooses to withdraw from the course.

Units of Delivery:

This qualification includes units of competence as per the Qualification Rules and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Our Student Support Team, comprising Trainers and Assessors, offers additional training to students upon request or when needed, even outside scheduled sessions.

CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001 Plan building or construction work
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

*Qualification release number #5

To enrol click here or if you had more questions, please send us an enquire or call our friendly course advisors’ team on: 03 9399 9511.

Career Opportunities:

This course opens doors to roles like wall and roof construction, Interior finishes, building framing and maintenance and repairs in the building and construction industry.

Progression Options:

Consider further courses for gaining more skills in Building and Construction with:

  1. CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  2. CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction

“We can relate our team building skills from football to those in the course, which has been a great accelerator for the entire group throughout the program.”

Jack Riewoldt
Richmond, AFL Player

Completed CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government funding available for this course?

Yes, TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

Is this course Nationally Recognised?

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

  • CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry
What is the duration of the CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry course?

This course is designed in 2 parts made up of in house training at our various onsite simulated workplace training sites and employment with a carpentry company.

    • Part 1 – 3 days a week for 15 months at our simulated workplace centres
    • Part 2 – A test at the end of the course to assess quality and speed of construction, interpreting plans, measuring/cutting and communication.
What time is trade school?

Training is from 7.00am to 3.00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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

Students will be required to attend school 3 days a week. It will be Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

How is this course different to completing an apprenticeship?

This course provides the same qualification CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry as an apprenticeship, just delivered differently. An apprenticeship involves you being employed and working as a carpenter as well as being registered with the apprenticeship board.

Why is this course completed faster than an apprenticeship?

The course is intensive whereby training is delivered in a combination of theory, practical and class based. The training involves all aspects of carpentry in order to obtain the qualification. Doing an apprenticeship, you may get exposure and training to most of the required carpentry subjects but not all of it on the job and hence why it can take longer.

Is this qualification the same as completing an apprenticeship?

This qualification is the exact same trade qualification you would receive if completing an apprenticeship. This course is just a different delivery method.

I have done a carpentry apprenticeship before, but I didn’t finish my apprenticeship and I’m no longer registered as an apprentice. What can I do?

Yes certainly, TIV runs information nights on certain dates.

In addition, you can also book an appointment with us if you can’t make it to the information nights to find out more information.

What is the study pathway this qualification can lead to?

The pathway beyond the CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry can lead to the following qualifications:

CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction

CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

I would like to see you in person and take a tour of the facilities and meet some of the trainers. Is this possible?

Yes certainly, please contact our head office to arrange a time on: 03 9399 9511.