CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry

(CRICOS Code: 104871K)


The 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 the 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/distance learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campus at:
• Level 1, 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
• Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
• Suite 12, 100 George Street, Windsor NSW 2756

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

Course Structure


Course Costs
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 https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.



Entry Requirements
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 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago). 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 Arrangements

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.

Facilities and Equipment:
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
• All text books

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 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.

Application and Enrolment
To enrol for this course you must complete an application form and then send it to admissions@trinityinstitute.edu.au with all required documentation.

For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support or orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.


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