You will learn how to use basic carpentry tools, power tools and equipment, read and interpret plans, handle carpentry materials and construct pitched roof, ceiling frames and flooring systems.
While carpenters have their specific skills and tasks to perform in the building process, carpenters must have knowledge of all other trades as a carpenter's work often accommodates the other trades who follow them.
The training is provided to our students by teachers that have been firstly apprentices themselves then moved on to become qualified tradesman themselves and still maintain industry currency by working with other contractors or running their own subcontracting businesses.
The qualification requires the successful completion of 30 units of competency which includes 22 core and 8 electives. The units of competency currently shown in the table below indicate a possible direction. The units may change during the pre-training interview to better suit the type of work you undertake.
Code - Unit Name
Use carpentry tools and equipment
Handle carpentry materials
Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
Carry out setting out
Install flooring systems
Construct wall frames
Construct ceiling frames
Erect roof trusses
Construct pitched roofs
Install and replace windows and doors
Frame and fit wet area fixtures
Install lining, panelling and moulding
Construct timber external stairs
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 scaffolding
Work safely at heights
Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
Carry out concreting to simple forms
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Place and fix reinforcement materials
On successful completion of this course students will receive the qualification CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry which is a nationally recognised qualification within Australia.
Students who do not fully complete the qualification but who are successful in completing a number of the units of competency will receive a statement of attainment for those units.
A person having successfully completed CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry may seek employment undertaking the following tasks:
• Domestic Building Supervisor
After achieving the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, candidates may be eligible to undertake the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)