CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry


Sydney and Melbourne

Course Tuition Fee


Mode of Delivery


National Code



104 weeks



Course Overview

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. This qualification applies to job titles such as commercial carpenter, residential carpenter and formwork carpenter.


This qualification is aimed at targeting overseas students, who are:

  • seeking to pursue or further a career in carpentry;
  • seeking to enter a new industry sector;
  • seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Characteristics of the target group are as follows:

  • Students will be from a range of countries and may be living in Australia for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.
  • Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work.
  • Students are expected to typically fall into the age range of 18 – 35 as people are still establishing or changing careers.
  • Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter time frame.

Mode of Delivery

The mode of delivery for this course is face-to-face.

Delivery Location:

  • Sydney Campus: Level 1, 37 George Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
  • Melbourne Campus: L8, 1/168 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Course Subjects

Unit Code and Title
CPCCCA2002 – Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001 – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002 – Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003 – Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004 – Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005 – Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006 – Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007 – Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008 – Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010    – Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3016 – Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017 – Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3024 – Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3025 – Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA3028 – Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008 – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012   – Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013   – Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012   – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014   – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001 – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM3006 – Carry out levelling operations
CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001– Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
CPCCCA3012 – Frame and fit wet area fixtures (Group A)
CPCCCA3014    – Construct and install bulkheads (Group A)
CPCCCM2002 – Carry out hand excavation (Group A)
CPCCJN3003 – Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames (Group A)
CPCCSF2004*   – Place and fix reinforcement materials (Group A)
CPCCCM3005   – Calculate costs of construction work (Group B)
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (Imported)


In accordance with the assessment process in CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry course, students will be fully briefed about their assessments. Prior to commencement of each assessment, the student will be provided with a detailed briefing on all aspects of assessment activity.

The Trainer & Assessor will meet with the student to:

  • Explain the purpose of the assessment and the assessment process.
  • Explain the consequence of not meeting the requirements of the assessment.
  • Explain the units of competency to be assessed and the evidence to be collected.
  • Outline the specific tasks (in detail) listed within the benchmark of performance tasks listed within the observation/demonstration record and how these will be facilitated within their simulated workspace.
  • Identify individual needs of the student and, where applicable, negotiate reasonable adjustment for individual needs without compromising the competency outcomes.
  • Seek feedback regarding the student’s understanding of the units of competency, evidence requirements and assessment process; and
  • Determine if the student is ready for assessment and, in consultation with the student, agree on the schedule for assessment as outlined in the course program.

Entry Requirements

RSB has the following entry requirements where International students must:

  • be at least 18 years of age and have completed 12 or equivalent;
  • 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.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

The students will also be required to undertake an LLN test to identify if they will require additional learning support and if the identified level of additional support is within RSB capabilities to deliver. Based on the group of students that this course is designed for all are expected to have high- level of LLN capabilities.

Tuition Fees

Enrolment Fee(non-refundable): $250.00

Course Tuition Fee: $34,550.00

Material Fee: $300.00

Late/ Re-Assessment Fee: $50 per unit

Fee Schedule

The course fee is inclusive of the following items;

  • The learning resources.
  • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email.
  • 2 Years (104 weeks, fulltime)
  • Support services listed in Learner Support.
  • Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates).

Bank Details

For direct deposit, please contact Student Support for Richmond School of Business bank details.

Once a student has submitted the Enrolment Form, payment for the course must be made immediately.

Learner Support

On the basis of the individual’s LLN test outcomes, the School will arrange appropriate learner support in the following areas:

  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Prospective students who require additional support services to those offered by Richmond School of Business, will need to verify that these support options are available before enrolment by calling the office on +61 2 8844 1000.

Please note that the support services offered above form part of the reasonable adjustment’s options offered by Richmond School of Business. If a student needs access to the support services listed above, no additional fees apply.

Support from Trainers / Assessors

Each enrolled student will have access to trainer / assessor support. Trainers / assessors can be contacted by telephone and email during business hours. There is no additional cost to chat with a trainer or assessor. All of our trainers and assessors are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.

Student Support Services Department

Richmond School of Business has a dedicated Student Support Services Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students (e.g., how to log into the online learning system, etc.).

Student Welfare

RSB is committed to the academic success and emotional wellbeing of its students. RSB student support staff, Academic Manager and the Principal will offer initial student welfare advice. For students needing professional counselling, RSB has contracted an external qualified Student Welfare Counsellor, Mrs Judith Bowler. RSB Principal may refer students to Mrs Bowler for counselling/welfare advice, if/when required.

RSB will pay for the first consultation. Subsequent consultation charges will be borne by the student.

Unique Student Identifier

Each student must provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier) before they are to commence their studies. If you do not have a USI, you can create one at:


RSB will assist students to create their USI if required. Students must contact admin@rsb.edu.au or the RSB Reception Desk at +61 28844 1000 if they face any challenges with creating their USI.

Learner Resources

Where the student is experiencing any personal difficulties s/he should be referred to the Principal who will arrange appropriate support for the student in need. If the student’s needs exceed the Institute’s support capacity, it will refer the student to an appropriate external agency.

RSB is committed to completing the outlined training and assessment upon students’ commencement of their study and while they are meeting all their student responsibilities.

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