Duration Learning Environment Workshop Location
Course duration is calculated on 20 hours per week of face-to-face training for
77 weeks & 15 weeks of allocated term break.
Total Course Duration: 92 weeks
  • Face to face classroom based.
  • Multicultural groups in an instructor led-learning environment.
  • Campus & Workshop based Delivery
Outer Northern Trade Training Centre (ONTTC),
407 High Street, Lalor, VIC 3075

Qualification Overview

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

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 and Glen Institute would help you achieve this too.

Who can Enrol?

Target group for this program will be mostly international students over the age of 18 including mature aged clients who wish to pursue a career in carpentry or further develop or formalise their skills in a variety of tasks relating to housing and commercial construction.

The target learner may also be the ones seeking a pathway to a higher-level qualification in construction industry.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.


The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry provides you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for careers in building & construction industry

Upon successful completion of this trade course a nationally recognised qualification is issued. Students are provided with advice on employment and further training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Recommended Pathways from the Qualification
Students completing this Certificate III qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking range of building and construction qualifications such as:

  • CPC50220 Diploma of Building & Construction

Employment pathways from the Qualification
Learners could be looking to get the skills to join or re-join the workforce, get better employment opportunities, move into a new career or gain additional skills in their existing career.

This course may lead to employment as:

  • Commercial Carpenter
  • Formwork Carpenter
  • Residential Carpenter.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry. However, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

General course specific requirements
Due to the practical nature of this course, the learners will need to be able to work with their hands, have a good sense of balance and ability to work at heights and be physically capable to meet the physical demands in completing assessments in a carpentry workplace or simulated workplace environment.

English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or PTE score of 52 or Certificate IV in EAL or equivalent*.

*For equivalency of various English Languages proficiency testing, and other forms of equivalency please refer to the admissions and student selection policy available in the student’s handbook (www.glen.edu.au).

Note: In the absence of formal English qualifications Glen Institute may proffer English Placement Test

Academic Requirement
No prior academic requirements apply for this qualification; however, Glen Institute require successful completion of Australian Equivalent Year 12 qualification or higher.

Age Requirement
All applicants must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to the course.

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirement
Applicants will be required to demonstrate their LLN capabilities &/or complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course as per the Glen Pre –training & LLN Policy & Procedure. Glen Institute uses LLN Robot platform for the assessment.

Applicants should have basic computer and MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and Power Point). Applicants should be in possession of their personal computer (the minimum configuration should be Intel Core i3 (sixth generation or newer) or equivalent. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64, Memory: 4 GB RAM, Storage: 120 GB internal storage).


CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies


CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCJN3003 Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials

Note: The elective units may change at college’s discretion, if necessary.