Course Code: CPC30220

Certificate III in Carpentry


Are you looking for a quality, flexible RTO that can train (and I mean properly train!) carpentry apprentices.

  • Practical components done on-site by experienced tradies
  • No classroom or block training
  • Theory modules online can be completed at any time
  • Modules supported by video resources
  • Unlimited access one-on-one to Trainer via phone, email and video conference

Course Details

  • Duration: 4 years, however existing skills and experience are recognised and training may be fast tracked if suitable
  • Rolling intake: commence anytime of the year

Now accepting enrolments in SE QLD (Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich)

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Download Certificate III in Carpentry Course Outline for School based students

Entry Requirements

  • You must be signed up to a carpentry apprenticeship through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (such as MRAEL or  MEGT) in CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry.
  • It is an expectation that you will have access to a computer/tablet/phone and the internet. Please discuss with Adapt if this is an issue as strategies can be put in place to assist.
  • It is expected that students have well developed Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. Students who do not meet the minimum LLN requirements for this course will be provided a range of options and strategies to assist.
  • For information regarding Adapt Education’s policies and procedures please refer to our student handbook

Funding Available

Adapt Education is an approved Skills Assure provider for User Choice apprenticeships in Queensland (see the Funding and Costs tab above for more detailed info). We offer subsidised rates for:

  • User Choice apprentices 
  • School Based Apprentices
  • Apprentices under 25


How To Enrol

There are no set in-take dates, so you can enrol online at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol in the Certificate 3 in Carpentry over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.




School Based Apprenticeships (SATs)

Combine paid work, training and school with a School Based Apprenticeship (SAT):

  • Work for an employer 1 day per week. Trainees must complete 375hrs (50 days) of paid employment over each 12 month period.
  • Complete scheduled units of Certificate III in Carpentry
  • The school, student, their parent/guardian, employer and training organisation will negotiate a schedule which outlines when the student is at school, work and training.
  • To qualify you must be employed in an apprenticeship/traineeship role and be signed into a training contract by an Apprenticeship Network Provider.

Need help finding an employer? We have a large network of employers actively looking for quality school based apprentices.

Course outcomes:

  • Certificate III in Carpentry (1st Year units complete)
  • White Card (QLD General Construction Induction)
  • 8 QCE points
  • Option to continue into full time apprenticeship

Contact us today to discuss this opportunity.

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Course Structure

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

Year 1

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011 Handle carpentry materials
CPCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies


Year 2

CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations
CPCCCA3002 Carry out setting out
CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA3028 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder actuated power tools


Year 3

CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCCCA3003 Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004 Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005 Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006 Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3017 Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3024 Install lining, panelling and moulding


Year 4

CPCCCA3007 Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008 Construct eaves
CPCCCA3016 Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3025 Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCOM3001 Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCCA3012 Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads


Learning and Assessment

  • Unit sequence can be adjusted on request.
  • Alternative elective units may be available on request.
  • Being Self-Paced modules, apprentices can fast track their studies with the agreement of their employer.
  • Learning: Consists of Interactive online readings, videos and activities.
  • Assessment: Consists of quizzes, written questions, practical projects and evidence portfolio.
  • Credit Transfers and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered.


Funding and Costs


Course Fees

  • Fees quoted below are per student for the self-paced online study mode
  • Enrolments cannot be accepted from international students or those in Australia on a student or education visa.
  • Fees quoted include:  course fees, administration fees and compulsory course materials such as text books, workbooks and handouts. Prices quoted do not include: face-to-face classes or tutoring, site visits, internet costs, stationary and other consumables such as printing paper, etc.
  • Additional fees may apply if you are completing the first aid unit as part of your course. Refer to the relevant course outline for further details.

Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Fee

Standard Course Fee


QLD - User Choice Apprenticeship Contribution Fee: based on default elective units ($1.60 per nominal hr)


QLD - User Choice Apprenticeship Contribution Fee: Concession rate (health care card, pension card or Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander People


QLD - Full exemption: School Based Apprentices & Under 25's)


Payment Plans

Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That's right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. No Interest, account, or administration fees. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.). Payment plans are processed with a direct debit system.

Upfront Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, money order or cash. 

Funding Information

Adapt Education is approved by the QLD Government to deliver User Choice funded training for this qualification.

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships combine paid work with structured training.
  • This course is an approved Free apprenticeships for under 21s program.
  • This course is an approved School Based Apprenticeship course (SAT).
  • You may be a full-time or part-time employee, a new or existing employee.
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships require employers to enter into a training contract with the apprentice or trainee, which is a legally binding agreement to work and train together for a length of time.
  • Trainees will pay a set contribution fee towards their training. The employer may choose to pay these on the participant's behalf. Concessional rates and some exemptions may apply.
  • Employers and the Trainees may be eligible for incentives (see Government funding page for more info) or contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (such as MAS or MEGT) to confirm your eligibility.



We Love Our Students and They Love Us!

Thank you to Adapt Education for helping me complete my Certificate III. They were truly wonderful to deal with and always very helpful when needed. The course content is easy to navigate and understand. I would also like to thank my wonderful teacher who helped and encouraged me throughout. I will be recommending Adapt Education to everyone as I believe it is one of the best course providers in Australia.  You guys are amazing!

Caitlyn K, North Queensland

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My experience with Adapt Education has been nothing but positive. I’ve completed my Certificate III and it’s been smooth sailing all the way! Whenever I needed help they were proactive and quick to respond. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Thank you again!

Samantha P, Brisbane

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