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Certificate III in Carpentry

CRICOS 104855K Course Code CPC30220

Entry IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Full time
  • 1 Year(s)
  • On Campus
  • $16,800
  • Per Year
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students


The Certificate III in Carpentry provides comprehensive training, covering all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade. This course is tailored for local and international students

Career Opportunities

  • Carpenter

Pathway to further studies

  • CPC40110 Certificate IV – Building and Construction
  • CPC50308 Diploma of Building & Construction Management
  • 22477VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Studying the Certificate III in Carpentry at Holmesglen

This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on, practical training wherever possible. <p>All workshop training is delivered by professional teachers, who have worked as carpenters in the building and construction sector prior to undertaking their teaching qualifications.<p>Carpenters are the key players in domestic house construction, often the first onsite and the last to leave. <p>While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, they must also have knowledge of all other trades as a carpenter's work often accommodates the other trades who follow them.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible, students must be at least 22 years old, and it is recommended that they have worked in the industry for at least 2 years. Additionally, they need to demonstrate English language proficiency at the following levels: IELTS 6.0, ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or its equivalent.<br>For equivalent English language tests see <a href=""></a>.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


<strong>Timetable</strong>The program is delivered over 38 weeks, 3 days per week.
Unit code Unit name
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
Unit code Unit name
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3009 Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply

Apply Via Agent

Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at:

To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:

T: 03 9564 1703


Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Qualification and Recognition

On completion you will receive the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
International Fee $16,800 Per Year
Mandatory materials Cost
Materials fee $340 Per Course
Additional Course Costs $300 Per Course

Additional Course Cost

Students will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when undertaking practical activities and attending site visits. The personal protective equipment and course materials students will be required to supply are: <br>Safety boots Safety pants <br>Work shirt (no singlets) Safety glasses <br>Safety gloves (when handling building materials) Claw hammer 24oz or 20oz (similar to Estwing) 1m folding ruler <br>Retractable Steel Tape (Metric 8m) Nail bag (dual pouch) <br>Chisel high impact Thru Tang - set of 3 (2mm, 19mm, 25mm) or set of 5 (6mm, 12mm, 19mm, 25mm, 32mm) 8m tape (mm) Combination square Bevel <br>Carpenter pencil x 3 <br>Hand saw (Irwin Jack 770 or Bahco Prize Cut) Set of three nail punches <br>Hat and sunscreen for sun protection Notebook, HB Pencil, blue or black pen, eraser <br>The total cost of these items is between $400 - $500 <br>If additional safety equipment is required, it will be supplied by the Institute.

An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.

Tuition Fee Protection Service

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS

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