Certificate III in Carpentry


Certificate III in Carpentry


Carpentry is one of the oldest professions in the world for good reason as the need for people to erect structures or construct furnishings and furniture is a practice that will never die. Whether for practical, economic, or aesthetic reasons; timber constructs are in high demand and always will be. As people who love the feel of timber in their hands, or the people who take pride in building things would understand; timber is one of the most pleasant materials to work with and carpentry is one of the most enjoyable trades overall.
Liberty Construction College have their own on-site and private practical work area that is a simulation of a real construction site; which gives you, the student, top quality practical experience.
Whether your goal is stable and enjoyable employment, building your own projects, or to progress as a fully licensed builder and operator.


Job roles and titles may vary across the industry however possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Carpenter
  • Form Worker
  • Joiner


  • Overseas students need to be over 18 years of age.
  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum 5 in each band or equivalent*
  • Must completed high school Year 10 or equivalent*


  • The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is offered 78 weeks including term break


  • Mixed


  • Students are required to undertake a minimum of 400 hours, 50 weeks of student work placement during the course


It is important that you inform and advise Liberty College prior to enrollment about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education. This ensures Liberty College can provide the appropriate structure and student support throughout the course.


  • After achieving the Certificate III in Building and Construction (Building), students may undertake the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building).

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the course is:

  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear plugs/muffs
  • High visibility reflective vest.
Unit Code Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211 Core/ Elective
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment*** C
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials*** C
CPCCCA3001A* Carry out general demolition of minor building structures*** C
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out*** C
CPCCCM3006 Carry out levelling operations (Release 1)** C
CPCCCM1012A* Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry C
CPCCCM1013A* Plan and organise work C
CPCCCM1014A* Conduct workplace communication C
CPCCCM1015A* Carry out measurements and calculations C
CPCCCM2001A* Read and interpret plans and specifications C
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation*** C
CPCCCM2007B* Use explosive power tools*** C
CPCCCM2008B* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding*** C
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights*** C
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms*** C
CPCCOHS2001A* Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry C
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems*** C
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames*** C
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames*** C
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses*** C
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs*** C
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves*** C
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors*** E
CPCCSH3008 Install internal shop walls and fixtures (Release 1)**   *** E
CPCCCA2003A* Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground*** E
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities E
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances (Release 2) E
CPCCSF2004A* Place and fix reinforcement materials*** E
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding*** E
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


(CPC40110 Cert IV Building& Construction)

* Please note, these units of competency will be superseded on 16-01-2020

The Training and Assessment Strategy for this qualification contains 11 superseded units of competency. The 11 units were released on 16/Jan/2019 and the RTO has 12 months to update all learning and assessment tools. The units of competency are all equivalent to the current units of competency in the CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry qualification. Liberty College will commence delivery of the new units from July 1 2019.

**This TAS for this qualification previously contained two errors; 2 superseded units of competency;

  • CPCCCM3006 – Carry out levelling operations (Release 1) (supersedes, equivalent to CPCCCA3023A – Carry out levelling operations);
  • CPCCSH3008 – Install internal shop walls and fixtures (Release 1). (supersedes, not equivalent to CPCCCA3015A – Assemble partitions)

This error has been updated in this correct version of Training and Assessment Strategy.

*** These units of competency have pre-requisites. For all units indicated, students must be deemed competent in CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry prior to commencing the indicated units. This is built into the course timetable.

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