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CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Carpenters use a range of techniques to construct residential and commercial buildings and infrastructure. The carpentry trade allows you to work outdoors with your hands, and can lead to opportunities to work for yourself as a sub-contractor.

Blue Dog Training's CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry course is self-paced and flexible, with a strong focus on the practical skills developed in the workplace. Our training is also suitable for school-based apprentices, part-time apprentices or mature-aged apprentices.

Attendance On-the-job training. No classrooms or block training. Flexible theory delivery.
Course Duration 4 year contract term and 3.5 years standard expected duration. Existing skills and experience are recognised and training may be fast-tracked, if appropriate.
Requirements You must be signed into an apprenticeship/traineeship contract with an employer.
Locations This course is offered in Queensland.
Outcome Nationally Recognised Qualification: CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Why Choose Blue Dog

Whether you are looking to put on your first apprentice, add another to your ranks, or require more flexibility and support with your current apprentice's training, Blue Dog can assist.

Blue Dog Training has been training apprentices for over 18 years and works with businesses by creating a seamless process from start to finish. Blue Dog provides unparalleled support with a flexible onsite training model that allows you to choose when employees complete their theory.


Our trainers are trade-qualified with relevant industry experience. They work with the apprentice and employer to develop an individual training plan. Theory is delivered through our online learning platform, and the practical development of on-site skills is documented using our Skills Profiler app.

Flexible training model means no block training ensuring your apprentice will be on the job when you need them most.

A Blue Dog trainer will ensure apprentices are up to date while employers can easily track an apprentice's training progress.

The employer and apprentice are given a designated trainer for the duration of training to support the learning process.


Undertake your apprenticeship with Blue Dog's flexible training model to receive unparalleled support from a qualified trainer and remove the need to leave the worksite to receive training.

The Certificate III is employment-based training. Apprentices must have an employer with a full scope of work and be supervised by a qualified carpenter to begin their Certificate III in Carpentry.

The flexible training model means you will be able to complete your theory where and when you like.

No need to spend time and money travelling off-site to complete block training. Learn on the job.

A dedicated trainer will help you throughout your apprenticeship and provide support when you need it.

Upon completion, you will be issued with a nationally recognised Certificate III in Carpentry qualification. Completion of this qualification is considered a useful step in the pathway to the following careers:

  • Leading hand
  • Site supervisor
  • Builder
  • Construction manager
  • Project manager
  • Contracts administrator
  • Trade trainer

Course Units

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCA3001B Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCC02013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding (Mig welding)
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding (Stick welding)


The Queensland government through the User Choice program (which is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training) provides a contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

Apprentices and trainees are usually required to pay a co-contribution fee for the cost of their training and assessment. In some cases, partial of full fee exemptions might apply.

More information on the Queensland Government funding rules, fees and fee concessions – including the Free Apprenticeships for under 25s initiative - is available in the drop down menus below.


To be eligible for the Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s program you must:

  • Be under the age of 25 when commencing the Certificate III in Carpentry
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen.


To be eligible for the DESBT User Choice program subsidy/government contribution you must:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • Not have already utilised your entitlement under the User Choice program, that is apprentices and trainees, including school-based apprentices and trainees (SATs) can only receive a maximum of two Government funding contributions under the User Choice program.
  • Have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by DESBT.

Co-contribution fees apply. Approximately $1600 depending on selected units. Concessions may apply for eligible learners, reducing the co-contribution fee to approximately $640. Further details can be found in the Blue Dog Training Student Handbook. For more information please call (07) 3166 3999.

More information on concessional fees and costs per unit can be found here.

Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time, i.e. a student is not funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.

For more information on the User Choice program, see DESBT's website ( where a selection of fact sheets on User Choice funding limitations and the implications for eligibility to receive User Choice funding of any further training, are available.

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