CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry

Cricos Course Code: 104868E

The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry is a trade qualification for carpenters who work on residential and commercial projects. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing, and repairing products made from timber and non-timber materials.

As part of the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry Course, students will also learn about the design, specification, and installation of wood products, as well as the use of hand and power tools.

Career Outcomes

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential
  • Carpenter and joiner

Qualification Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Macallan Entry Requirements

  • Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age, or turn-ing 18 years of age prior to commencement of their study.
  • Students require a completed Year 10 or equivalent; or Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study, LLN level and personal competencies .
  • Student’s must have English proficiency as guided by Macallan College’s English Proficiency Policy and Procedures.
  • IELTS Test – overall score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no individual section score less than 5.5. 

NOTE: All applicants from AL3 countries must sit an IELTS test.

  • Pre-entry Oxford English online test result of no less than B2.2 with a minimum score of 71. 

Course Duration

Course Duration

104 Weeks

Teaching Weeks

88 Weeks


16 Weeks

Mode of Study

Face to Face

Delivery And Assessment

  • Classroom / face to face
  • Workshop Sessions
Training and Assessment will be conducted through a combination of blended learning environments. Both knowledge and skill assessments are required to be completed with a competent outcome for each unit to achieve your certificate.


After completing this course, you could enrol into:

  • CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction 

For other relevant qualifications or explore further study options in the automotive sector please refer to www.training.gov.au

Certificate Issuance

A Certificate is issued where all 34 units have been deemed competent. A Statement of Attainment is issued when only some units are deemed competent and the course is not completed in full. Issuing of your Certificate and or Statement of Attainment occurs within 30 days of your last unit being deemed competent, however, this may be delayed in the event that you have not provided your Unique Student Identifier (USI) or you have any outstanding debt.

Qualification Rules & Units of Competency

34 Units in Total

27 core units + 7 elective units
The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination and suitable for industry required outcomes.

Units Code Units
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCCM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications, and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA2028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling, and moulding
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3014 Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate, and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCCA3018 Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCM2002 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Fees & Charges

Contact the relevant campus for further information.


  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Richmond
  • Sydney