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Certificate III in Carpentry


CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry RPL

Why RPL your Certificate III in Carpentry?

You know how it goes — you finished school or changed industries and just started working in carpentry without completing an apprenticeship. A couple of years later, you want an industry licence and realise that you need a qualification behind your back to be eligible. That’s where our Cert III Carpentry course can help.

Our RPL Certificate III in Carpentry courses are built to recognise your years of hard work in your chosen trade.

  • It could be an educational requirement for your carpentry licence or your next step towards a higher-level construction position.
  • Get recognition for those years of work you have put into your trade.


CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry RPL Course Length

The duration of the RPL Certificate III Carpentry course is solely reliant on how long it takes the student to provide all the evidence needed to properly assess their skills & abilities. Instead of starting over again, you can use your experience to fast track your certificate, meaning you can get into the workforce sooner rather than later. In this RPL Certificate III Carpentry course, you’ll refresh the basics of carpentry tools and materials, and learn how to carry out excavations, erect roof trusses, install flooring systems and more.

We offer a range of RPL building and construction courses, including general carpentry and specialised construction programs. Whether you need a refresher in bricklaying or would like to specialise in another trade, our Certificate III in Carpentry courses can get you there.

Entry Requirements:


  • To enrol students must have significant building and construction experience
  • Demonstrate a satisfactory level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) abilities.
  • Must have the following evidence to prove their prior learning (you will need this after enrolling),
    • ID
    • Resume
    • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
    • Employment letter(s)
    • Photos or video of your work
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Job cards
    • Any current employment contracts
    • Reference letters from one or more tradesmen you’ve worked with
    • Evidence of your overseas qualifications
    • Assessments or transcripts of previous related qualifications
    • Contracts
    • Safe work method statements
    • Maintenance reports/service sheets
    • Safety manuals
    • Drawings and schematics

Unit Code

Unit Description

CPCCCA2002B Use Carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, paneling and moulding
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3023A Carry out leveling operations
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

The total RPL course price is broken up by the following:

  • $100 Skills Assessment (Required prior to being enrolled)
  • $2,500 for the whole qualification excluding gap units.
  • Each gap unit that is required to complete the course will cost $84.

What is a gap unit? A gap unit is a specific unit of competency that the student is not recognised through their RPL process. This means the student will have to study this unit as they have been deemed ineligible for the unit of competency to which it applies.

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    Don’t let money stop you from achieving your dreams, please contact us so we can discuss a plan to assist you in reaching your goals. If you’re ready to start the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, you can call us on 1300 284 277 or email and we’ll be in touch with you shortly. Or take a look at some of the other courses in construction we offer at Capital Training Institute, including Certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma courses.

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