CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry
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Qualification Description

This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter - Commercial
  • Carpenter - Formwork
  • Carpenter - Residential
  • State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

    Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules

    To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 34 units of competency:
  • 27 core units
  • 7 electives
  • a minimum of five units must be selected from Group A
  • the remaining can be selected from Group A or Group B
  • a maximum of two units can be selected from any group or current training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.
  • Prerequisite Units of Competency

    An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

    Core Units

    CPCCCA2002* – Use carpentry tools and equipment

    CPCCCA2011* – Handle carpentry materials

    CPCCCA3001* – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

    CPCCCA3002* – Carry out setting out

    CPCCCA3003* – Install flooring systems

    CPCCCA3004* – Construct and erect wall frames

    CPCCCA3005* – Construct ceiling frames

    CPCCCA3006* – Erect roof trusses

    CPCCCA3007* – Construct pitched roofs

    CPCCCA3008* – Construct eaves

    CPCCCA3010* - Install windows and doors

    CPCCCA3016* - Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs

    CPCCCA3017* - Install exterior cladding

    CPCCCA3024* - Install lining, panelling and moulding

    CPCCCA3025* - Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work

    CPCCCA3028* - Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

    CPCCCM2006* - Apply basic levelling procedures

    CPCCCM2008* - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

    CPCCCM2012* – Work safely at heights

    CPCCCO2013* – Carry out concreting to simple forms

    CPCCOM1012* - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

    CPCCOM1014* – Conduct workplace communication

    CPCCOM1015* – Carry out measurements and calculations

    CPCCOM3001* – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements

    CPCCOM3006 – Carry out levelling operations

    CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

    CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

    Elective Units of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    Group A - Specialist Electives

    CPCCCA3009* – Construct advanced roofs

    CPCCCA3012* – Frame and fit wet area fixtures

    CPCCCA3014* – Construct and install bulkheads

    CPCCCA3018* – Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

    CPCCCA3019* – Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls

    CPCCCA3020* – Erect and dismantle jump form formwork

    CPCCCA3022* – Install curtain walling

    CPCCCA3027* - Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools

    CPCCCM2002* - Carry out hand excavation

    CPCCCM3001 - Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

    CPCCJN3003* - Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames

    CPCCJN3004* - Manufacture and assemble joinery components

    CPCCJN3100* - Process materials to produce components using static machines

    CPCCON3048* - Construct tilt panels on site

    CPCCSF2004* – Place and fix reinforcement materials

    CPCCWC3003* – Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems

    CPCCWC3004* - Install suspended ceilings

    Group B - General Electives

    CPCCCA3011* – Refurbish timber sashes to window frames

    CPCCCA3026* - Assemble partitions

    CPCCCM3005 - Calculate costs of construction work

    CPCCLSF2001 - License to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

    CPCCOM1013 - Plan and organise work

    CPCCPB3001* - Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

    CPCCPB3002* - Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

    CPCCSF2005* - Arc weld reinforcement steel

    CPCCSF3002* - Carry out monostrand post-tensioning

    CPCCSF3003* - Carry out multistrand post-tensioning

    CPCCSF3004* - Carry out stressbar post-tensioning

    CPCCST4001 - Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process

    CPCCST4002 - Undertake the heritage restoration process

    CPCPCM2043 - Carry out WHS requirements

    CPCPCM2052* - Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment

    CPCPCM2053* - Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment


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