Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211)**

Carpenter | CPC30211
Job Outcome: Carpenter
Delivery Model: Workplace-based training
Estimated Salary: $40,000 - $94,000*
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Become a carpenter! Apprentices learn all the practical and theoretical aspects of the trade with our CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry.

Our on-the-job carpentry course will see you develop the skills to carry out carpentry tasks and processes. You will be equipped to undertake projects in new residential housing construction, maintenance and repair and renovations. Australia needs qualified carpenters to build the residential cities and suburbs of tomorrow – trust your future with Builders Academy Australia and graduate within an industry with excellent job prospects.


About the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Career pathways

After successfully completing the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and the relevant on-site work experience you can become a carpenter. You may decide to further your training with a CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Entry requirements

There are no formal educational entry requirements for this qualification. However, you must be over 16 years of age, and hold a White Card before you step on to a building and construction site.

As this is a work-based apprenticeship you’ll need to have an employer to undertake your studies with. Builders Academy Australia can help you find, but not guarantee, work placement.


This carpentry course is delivered over 3.5 years full-time.

Assessment methods

The assessment process will include written and practical activities, observation in the workplace and individual research supported by workplace mentoring by your supervisor and trainer.


Before starting your carpentry apprenticeship with Builders Academy Australia you or your employer are required to purchase the following:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Suitable steel cap work boots (must be ankle high and meet or exceed Australian Standard AS/NZS2210.3 for Type 1 safety footwear)
  • Hi-Vis long sleeve shirt (must meet AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 High-Visibility Safety Garments for Day use only and rated UPF 50+. AS/NZS 4399: 1999 Sun Protective Clothing – Evaluation and Classification)
  • Suitable work pants (denim and tracksuit pants are not permitted)
  • Safety glasses (must comply with Australian standard AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 for medium impact protection)
  • Work gloves (must comply with standard EN 388:3131 and meet Risk Category II: Gloves of Intermediate Design For Intermediate Risk, cleaning gloves are not permitted)
  • Hearing protection (must not have a radio included, and must comply with Australia New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1270:2002)

Basic tool kit:

  • Calculator
  • Bevelled edge chisels – 12mm, 19mm and 25mm
  • Combination square
  • Claw hammer (either 20 ounce fixing hammer or a 24 ounce framing hammer)
  • Pencils – carpenters type
  • Utility knives with spare blades
  • Two pocket nail bag
  • 8m tape (metric only)
  • Sliding bevel
  • Chisel holder
  • Nail punches – 2ml, 3ml and 4ml
  • 1m folding ruler (metric only)
  • Handsaw (500ml 8PT)

Become a carpenter

Go from carpentry apprenticeship to qualified carpenter! If you decide to further your study, you could gain the skills to work in supervisory roles within the domestic low-rise building and construction industry.

On-the-job training

On-the-job training with your employer is combined with face-to-face training and assessments with a Builder’s Academy trainer, as part of our work-based learning model. Experience on-the-job training that provides a practical and hands on approach to learning.

Our industry qualified trainers will negotiate with the employer and apprentice as to when training is to occur in the workplace and to when face-to-face training and assessment for each unit of competency will occur.

Tuition fees and payment options

All fees are related to your government eligibility and the state you are living in. Victorian students may be eligible for subsidies through Victorian Skills First Funding. Please follow the links below to see the fees and payment options for each state.

VIC // NSW // ACT // QLD

If you have any questions please get in touch with us on 1300 LEGEND.

*Salary sourced from Payscale Feb 2021.

** **As this qualification is Superseded, you will be required to have completed your full qualification by the 27th of November 2022. Where this does not occur, Builders Academy Australia will transition you into the replacement qualification that may include new areas of study required.

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