CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry


Launch your career as a Carpentry Apprentice with Builders Academy Australia and take your career to the next level!

By successfully completing this course you will develop the knowledge, skills, techniques and aptitude to carry out carpentry tasks and processes. The course will enable you to learn practical skills and knowledge to undertake projects in new residential housing construction, maintenance and repair, and renovations.

This qualification is delivered by RTO 21583.

About the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Career Pathways

After successfully completing this course and the relevant on-site work experience you can be employed as a carpenter.

All graduates will be given the opportunity to enrol in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) qualification which will give participants the skills and knowledge to work in supervisory roles within the domestic low-rise building and construction industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements for this qualification, however:

  • Before enrolling in this course you must successfully complete the WHS Induction Training (White Card) which will allow you entry into a construction worksite.
  • Students must be an apprentice and have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
  • Apprentices must be registered with an Apprenticeship Centre and have a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.
  • Participants must be 16 years old or over
  • Be competent in written and spoken English.
  • All prospective students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) evaluation prior to commencing the training.
  • Must have a Laptop that meets the minimum technical requirements set out by BAA

This course is delivered over 3 years full-time.


The course is delivered in specially designed facilities where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible.

Each year you will complete six weekly blocks of classes. Each week will comprise of 5×7 hr classes (30 classes per year, 90 classes across the whole apprenticeship)*.

Classes will generally be run during school holidays to take advantage of traditional workplace ‘down times’.

You will have at least four workplace visits each year.

You will be expected to complete an average of two hours of self-paced study each week.

*Each student and employer will be given dates for block release classes.


The tuition fees you pay will depend on whether you are eligible for Victorian Skills First Funding subsidies.  Find out more here or contact us for more information Or view our Statement of Fees (VIC)

Assessment Methods

The course is delivered with both theory and practical elements, with a mixture of classroom, group discussions, and individual research (including self-directed study) supported by workplace mentoring by your workplace supervisor.

Assessments are completed to measure your skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements and those of the industry. The assessment process will include written and practical activities, observation and classroom participation.


Before starting your 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
  • Plumb bob
  • 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)


Builders Academy will provide the following:

  • Hi-vis vest
  • Wide brim sunhat
  • All other required equipment/tools