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

No classroom attendance or large textbooks. Access your theory online during down time and between work projects.

Fully flexible start times and learning experience. Start when you are ready and learn at a pace that suits you.

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


Upon completion, the apprentice 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 Details

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.
Entry Requirements Employment-based training. Apprentices must have an employer with a full scope of work and be supervised by a qualified carpenter before training can commence.
Locations This course is offered in Queensland.


Our trainers are trade-qualified with relevant industry experience. They work with the apprentice and employer to develop an individual training plan. Consideration is given to the apprentice and employer's circumstances, as well as the range of work that will be covered in the workplace.

Theory is delivered through our online learning platform, and the practical development of on-site skills is documented using our Skills Profiler app. Your designated trainer will track your progress, provide support where required and assess your competency throughout the apprenticeship.

Course Units

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
CPCCA2002A 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
CPCCCM2010A Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
CPCCM2007A Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems
CPCCA3004A Construct wall frames
CPCCCA3006A Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007B Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008A Construct eaves
CPCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
CPCCC02013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCA3009A 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
CPCCCA3017A 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
CPCCCM3001B 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)


In Queensland, apprenticeship training and assessment is funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice program which is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

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 apprenticeship or traineeships at the same time. In addition, apprentice and trainees including school-based apprentices and trainees (SATs), can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice program.

Information on the Queensland Government funding rules, fees and fee concessions, and Blue Dog Training's refund policy can be found in the Blue Dog Training Student Handbook.

Type Description
Training Fees (All Apprentices) The Training Fees are fully funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training - User Choice Program.
Co-contribution Fees (Costs to Apprentice/Employer for School Leavers) The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training funds all co-contribution fees for apprentices who have completed Year 12 in Queensland in 2013 onwards, AND commence their apprenticeship within the following calendar year after completing Year 12.
Co-contribution Fees (Costs to Apprentice/Employer for School-Based Apprentices) The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training funds all co-contribution fees for School-Based Apprentices.
Co-contribution Fees (Costs to Apprentice/Employer for Other Apprentices) Co-contribution fees apply. Approximately $1600 depending on selected unit. 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.
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