Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

Overview of Course

This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing, and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter – Commercial
  • Carpenter – Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential

State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Targeted at International students

Target groups for the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in carpentry
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Entry requirements

Kings Institute of Vocational Studies has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be over 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Have completed the unit CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Kings Institute of Vocational Studies provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.

Units of Competency

Units  of Competency are as given below:

Code Title Core or Elective
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
CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads Elective
CPCCCA3018* Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective
CPCCCM2002* Carry out hand excavation Elective
CPCCSF2004* Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work Elective
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work Elective
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements Elective

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 104 weeks, including 80 weeks of training and assessment spread over 8 terms of 10 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.

Study Mode

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Fee and Charges

The costs for this course are as follows:

Course fees Non-tuition fees
Tuition fees: AUD $23,500 May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook on our website at
Enrolment fee: AUD $200
Material fee: AUD $2,500

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement.

You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Pathways Information

Potential employment options are in carpentry roles.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of building and construction qualifications.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Kings Institute of Vocational Studies Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

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The training and teaching I received throughout my course was excellent. I was very satisfied with the staff’s accommodating nature and the ease of handling everything.

Shelia McCourtney