Trinity Institute Australia

CPC30220 Certificate III In Carpentry

(CRICOS Code: 104871K)


CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry provides students with the trade knowledge and technical skills to carry out carpentry tasks in residential and commercial workplaces.

CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

Qualification Overview
This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering common skills for the construction industry including setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials.

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

  • Seeking to pursue a career in the building and construction industry
  • Seeking to pursue a career as a Carpenter
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

Course Duration
This course is delivered over 104 weeks, including 72 weeks of training and assessment and 32 weeks of holidays.

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated building worksites, and also via interactive online learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses:

  • 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Carpentry workshop (simulated building worksite) address:

  • 62 Tattersall Road, Kings Park NSW

Career Outcomes
Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment within the building and construction industry in roles such as:

  • Carpenter*
  • Carpenter and joiner.*
    *Licensing requirements may apply

Education Pathways
Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

After achieving CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry students may wish to continue their education in a range of qualifications in the building and construction industry.

Please contact Team Trinity for current course fees.

Payment terms and conditions are included in the International Student Handbook. Additionally a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Trinity Institute (Australia) provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

Trinity Institute (Australia) has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

Be at least 18 years of age.

Meet the following education requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent; or
  • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.

Meet the following English requirements:

  • Have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 12 months ago).
    NOTE: 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 at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or
  • Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

Trinity Institute (Australia) also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Training and assessment is scheduled for 20 hours attendance per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 4 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. At the beginning of each unit you will receive details of assessment tasks to be completed. Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally workplace practices and environments will be in simulated building worksites and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course is as per our current timetable. Please contact us via email for details.

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:

  • Training rooms
  • Simulated building worksites with associated equipment and tools required for all units
  • Personal protective and safety equipment such as Trinity Institute (Australia) safety workshirt, eye protection, hearing protection and gloves as required for each unit
  • Starter carpentry tool kit and toolbag

The equipment that students should have includes:

  • A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • A scientific calculator or carpenter’s calculator phone APP
  • Safety work boots
  • Protective workwear: trousers, overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools as may be listed on resources list prior to enrolment.

Course Progress
Note that for international students’ satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook.

Units of competency included in this course:

  • CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • 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
  • CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
  • CPCCCM2002 – Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCCA3018 – Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
  • CPCCCA3014 – Construct and install bulkheads
  • CPCCSF2004 – Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • CPCPCM2043 – Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
Application and Enrolment
To enrol for this course you must complete an application form and then send it to with all required documentation.
For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support or orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.
Contact Details
Call our office on 1300 980 497 or email us at
Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses at:
Parramatta CBD Campus: 43 Hunter St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Sydney CBD Campus: Level 5, 770 George St, Sydney NSW 2000


At Trinity Institute (Australia), we are driven by our goal to empower our students to meet their full potential. We aim to do so by providing an effective learning environment that challenges and stimulates the minds of our students. We have found that learning is more effective when students enjoy themselves.


A college may be an academic entity, but its responsibilities go far beyond studies. Trinity Institute (Australia) recognises this, and endeavours to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to develop themselves and become well-rounded individuals in the professional world. Our commitment to achieving this is evident in the strong work ethic of our teaching staff, our cultural mix and our emphasis on personal and academic development. We value the diverse background of our learners and demonstrate this in our teaching, curriculum and services.

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