Certificate III in Carpentry

Duration Up to 48 months Part Time
National CodeCPC30211
TAFE SA CodeTP00254
Example Career ProfileCarpenterCarpenter
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How to Apply

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

To become a carpenter you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in Carpentry. This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications for people completing an apprenticeship.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30211)
22 core units:

  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • handle carpentry materials
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Carry out setting out
  • Carry out levelling operations
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Plan and organise work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Carry out excavation
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height light scaffolding
  • Work safely at heights
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Install and prepare windows and doors, Frame and fir wet area fixtures
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Construct timber external stairs
  • plus 8 elective units.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. WorkReady funding for this course is only for a trainee/apprentice with an approved training contract.