TIV’s highly regarded Certificate III in Carpentry course is recognised as one of the best in the industry.
Designed to provide a practical alternative to an apprenticeship, the innovative program has been a resounding success since its inception. It is enormously popular among men and women across all ages who aspire to become qualified carpenters and have successful careers in the Building and Construction industry.
The course is run over three consecutive days per week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) for twelve months by exceptional trainers and highly qualified support staff with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience.
This is followed by 800 hours of workplace based employment. Students begin learning their craft at TIV headquarters in Williamstown before transferring to the state-of-the-art outdoor learning facility in West Footscray.
What you’ll learn
Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:
Construct truss, pitched and complex roof systems
Construct floor, wall and ceiling frames
Install and replace windows and doors
Apply OHS Policies & Procedures
Construct stairs, formwork and re-enforcement
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Work sustainably & effectively within a team environment
Use various measuring devices to set out the building on site
Erect scaffolding and work from heights
- Work pants
- Safety boots
- High visibility polo top and jumper
- Safety glasses, safety ear muffs
- Hard hat and school hat
- Hand tools
- Text books
The Certificate III in Carpentry comprises 12 months of practical training in TIV’s facilities followed by 800 hours (usually over 6 months) of workplace based employment.
TIV’s Certificate III in Carpentry is based in the West of Melbourne, with campuses in Williamstown, West Footscray and Tottenham. We also now have a campus in Dandenong.
Upcoming course dates:
- 21st April 2021, Williamstown (Almost Full)
- 21st April 2021, Dandenong
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.
Typical Course Fee
Material Fee for Certificate III in Carpentry: $3,995
The fee covers the use of limited re-usable materials used in Carpentry projects inside the course.
- Timber and Sheet, Flooring
- Timber Flooring, Tongue-in-Groove
- Timber Flooring, Cement Sheeting
- Joists, Beams and Stumps
- Roof Frames
- Roof Truss
- Metal Truss Roof
- Eave Material
- Nails, Glues, Screws, Fasteners
- Window Frames, Doors and Door Frames
- Timber and Metal Framing
- Lining Material, Panelling and Moulds
- Timber Stairs, Materials and Handrails
- External Cladding
- Formwork to Stairs
- Hire of Props
|CORE UNITS||UNIT TITLE|
|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|
|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|
- 16 years or older
- Year 10 or equivalent
- No previous building experience required
- Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
“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.”
Completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
Frequently Asked Questions
Government funding is available for eligible applicants. Please discuss eligibility with a TIV representative.
Generally, if you have completed a Certificate III or higher-level qualification such as a Certificate IV, Diploma or Degree unfortunately you won’t be able to access Government funding for the course. However, you can still do the course as a full fee-paying student.
Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification:
- Certificate III in Carpentry
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 12 months at our simulated workplace centres
- Part 2 – Work for 800 hours or more for a carpentry/building company as a carpenter on actual jobsites.
- A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office is required (not an iPad)
- A mobile phone or landline is required for dialling into the audio conference
- Internet is required
- Students need to be available during the hours set on the course timetable
- WhatsApp (ideal)
Since 2017 TIV has graduated 120 qualified Carpenters. We called them all and caught up with 80 of them to find out what they were doing now. Here’s what they reported:
- 66 were working in either residential construction (49) or in commercial construction (17).
- 9 were professional athletes who were now qualified carpenters and would take up roles in construction upon their retirement from sport.
- 3 are working full time but not in construction
- 1 is unemployed
- 1 declined the interview request
Approximately 18 months.
Year 10 or equivalent. No previous building experience required but is most suitable for applicants 20 years of age and over.
Training is from 7.30am to 3.30pm
This course is fulltime; Students will be required to attend school 3 days a week. IT will be Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.
TIV has an employer on board to assist with work placement. However, we strongly advise you source your own employer.
This qualification is nationally recognised across Australia.
This qualification is the exact same trade qualification you would receive if completing an apprenticeship. This course is just a different delivery method.
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)
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.
There can be a maximum of 25 people in class with each intake. Get your applications in as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a spot.
Yes, our Williamstown campus is located near Newport train station and our Tottenham campus is within walking distance to Tottenham train station.