Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Code CPC30211
Locations Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
Study Mode Full-time, Apprenticeship
Length 4 years
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable 7, week-long blocks per year plus workplace training
Course Overview
What will I Learn?

The course includes hands-on experience with theory and practical components, which will assist you while you are employed in the construction industry. 

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion, you will be a qualified builder enabling you to gain work in the building and construction industry. 

Pathways

You may choose to continue study in the Certificate IV Building and Construction.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course.
If you are currently 
not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.

Apprenticeship/Traineeship Entry Requirements

You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.

Course requirements

To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 30 units; 22 core and 8 electives.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment 96 $0.00
CPCCCA2003A Erect And Dismantle Formwork For Footings And Slabs On Ground 24 $0.00
CPCCCA2011A Handle Carpentry Materials 16 $0.00
CPCCCA3001A Carry Out General Demolition Of Minor Building Structures 32 $0.00
CPCCCA3002A Carry Out Setting Out 24 $0.00
CPCCCA3003A Install Flooring Systems 40 $0.00
CPCCCA3004A Construct Wall Frames 60 $0.00
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames 32 $0.00
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses 40 $0.00
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs 60 $0.00
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves 20 $0.00
CPCCCA3010A Install And Replace Windows And Doors 70 $0.00
CPCCCA3012A Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures 24 $0.00
CPCCCA3013A Install Lining, Panelling And Moulding 40 $0.00
CPCCCA3016A Construct Timber External Stairs 40 $0.00
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding 20 $0.00
CPCCCA3019A Erect And Dismantle Formwork To Suspended Slabs, Columns, Beams And Walls 40 $0.00
CPCCCA3023A Carry Out Levelling Operations 24 $0.00
CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry 20 $0.00
CPCCCM1013A Plan And Organise Work 20 $0.00
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication 20 $0.00
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations 20 $0.00
CPCCCM2001A Read And Interpret Plans And Specifications 36 $0.00
CPCCCM2002A Carry Out Excavation 16 $0.00
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools 16 $0.00
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40 $0.00
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights 8 $0.00
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms 32 $0.00
CPCCCO2013A Carry Out Concreting To Simple Forms 20 $0.00
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry 20 $0.00
CPCCSF2004A Place And Fix Reinforcement Materials 80 $0.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work 20 $0.00
CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely In The Construction Industry 6 $70.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Employer Incentives

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage. More information can be obtained from your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Fees
Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $3,770.00
Concession rate $755.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $13,255.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $135.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.