Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30220


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.
The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.


On successfully completing this course, graduates will receive the nationally recognised

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry


The duration of this course is 92 weeks and up to 22 weeks of term breaks

Face to face classroom, Practical training and assessment is completed in Nova’s Building Barn in North Melbourne


On successful completion of the course candidates can seek employment as

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and Joiner


All overseas students entering this qualification must have an English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (Academic or general version) or equivalent internationally recognised exam result, or
  • IELTS band score of 5.0 (Academic or general version) then Satisfactory completion of ELICOS or ESL up to 20 weeks at upper intermediate level or
  • Upper Intermediate (General English) or higher certificate from a CRICOS registered English language training provider
  • In the 2 years before commencing the course, has completed secondary studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English language speaking country.
  • In the 2 years before commencing the course, has completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate III or higher level.

Nova Institute of Technology also has an online English proficiency test to ensure that students have the English language capacity to successfully complete this course.

For overseas students on an Australian student visa, NIT has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

It is recommended that students have attained a year 12 certificate or equivalent.


Students exiting this qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking one or more of the following qualifications:

  • CPC50220 Diploma of building and Construction (Building)


CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment Core
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials Core
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out Core
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems Core
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames Core
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames Core
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses Core
CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs Core
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves Core
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors Core
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs Core
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding Core
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding Core
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work Core
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Core
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures Core
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights Core
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms Core
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry. Core
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements Core
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations Core
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies Core
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective A
CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads Elective A
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools Elective A
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation Elective A
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres Elective A
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work Elective B
CPCCCM1013 Plan and organise work Elective B
Face to face classes will commence on 5/11/2021 in Victoria. Students must be fully vaccinated to attend face to face classes.