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Work outdoors and with your hands as a carpenter

Work outdoors and with your hands, with a trade career as a carpenter! This course, delivered by highly experienced and passionate teachers will see you graduate with the skills to be able to sit back and admire all your hard work at the day's end. You'll learn how to construct, erect, install, finish and repair timber and steel structures and fixtures used on the inside and outside of buildings, for residential, commercial and industrial constructions. Course details

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Bundamba, Kingaroy, Roma, Toowoomba

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Workplace/TAFE: up to 4 years

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1300 914 754

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Make great happen with Carpentry

Work outdoors, and with your hands, with a trade career as a carpenter. Delivered by highly experienced and passionate teachers to see you graduate with the skills you need.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

Bundamba Any time Workplace/TAFE
Kingaroy Any time Workplace/TAFE
Roma Any time Workplace/TAFE
Toowoomba Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

Cnr Bunya Highway and Geritz Road
Kingaroy QLD 4610

Timbury Street
Roma QLD 4455

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • steel-capped boots
  • high visibility workwear (aligning with workplace requirements)
  • safety glasses
  • hearing protection
  • hard hat when required
  • personal stationery (pens and paper)

It is also recommended that you have a valid email address, access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.


Delivery of this program is available as either onsite/workplace training, and/or offsite training at a TAFE Queensland South West campus. Where workplace training is selected, a Teacher will be assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge. Delivery at TAFE consists of face-to-face classes after being released from the workplace by your employer. The duration of your attendance will vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in your individual training plan.

TAFE attendance times: Mondays from 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm, and Fridays from 8am to 2.30pm (please refer to training notices for minor variations to start and end times).

Important Information

If you you have industry current skills and experience, but not a formal qualification, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additionally, existing workers in the Building and Construction Industry, or those returning to the industry, may be eligible for funding under the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) program. For further information about this great funding opportunity, please visit the CSQ Website or contact us.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 30 units in total, including 22 core units and 8 elective units.

Stage 1A Foundation
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
Stage 1B
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment Core
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
Stage 1C
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
Stage 2A
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations Core
Stage 2B
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Core
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Elective
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Core
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation Core
Stage 3A
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames Core
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems Core
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses Core
Stage 3A Optional Electives
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls Elective
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective
Stage 3B
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors Elective
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding Elective
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding Elective
Stage 4A
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs Elective
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective
Stage 4A Optional Elective
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions Elective
Stage 4B
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames Core
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs Core
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves Core


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Eligible apprentices and trainees who meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Existing workers in the Building and Construction Industry, or those returning to the industry, may be eligible for funding under the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) program. For further information about this great funding opportunity, please visit the CSQ Website or contact us.

TAFE Queensland South West has a range of payment options to help you make great happen. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

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For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Job prospects

  • Carpenter

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 19 February 2018

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