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CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Overview

APTC delivers quality Carpentry training to suit industry needs. The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their skills and experience within the construction industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to use their skills to plan and organise work, read and interpret plans and specifications, use carpentry tools and equipment, construct floor, wall, ceiling and roof frames, install and replace windows and doors, perform levelling operations, erect and dismantle formwork and lay and finish concrete and more.

This course covers construction work in residential and commercial buildings.

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG and Solomon Islands.

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Course Fees: The course fees are FJD3,500, VUV120,000, PGK5,200, SBD6,700. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables. Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees


Entry Requirements

  • Must be a citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.


Course Content

The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry will cover the following units of competency:


Unit CodeUnit Title
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA2011AHandle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002BUse carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCA3002ACarry out setting out
CPCCCA3023ACarry out levelling operations
CPCCCM2002ACarry out excavation
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3003AInstall flooring systems
CPCCCA3004AConstruct wall frames
CPCCCA3005BConstruct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3007CConstruct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3006BErect roof trusses
CPCCCA3008BConstruct eaves
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCA2003AErect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3010AInstall and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3013AInstall lining panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3016AConstruct timber external stairs
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3017BInstall exterior cladding
Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3012AFrame and fit wet area fixtures

* Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 22 core plus 8 electives units



APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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