CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry
Qualification: CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry
Qualification CRICOS Code: 110609G
Qualification Status: Current
There is no pre-requisites or specific entry requirement for this qualification. This course is available to all international students and Datum College requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:
- Have demonstrated an IELTS level at score of least 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old) or demonstration of successful completion of at least General English at Upper Intermediate or English for Academic Purposes Upper Intermediate level.
- Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy to complete course requirements with or without additional support that Datum College is able to provide.
- Must be a proficient user of advanced calculators.
- Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent or must be of matured age with adequate LLN skills.
- Are at least at age of 18 on the date of course commencement.
- Please Note: It is highly recommended that student must have successfully completed ‘CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry’, prior commencing this course as this unit of competency is a pre-requisite to most of the units contained within the qualification.
- All the students commencing this course are required to complete LLN test on the orientation day to assist Datum College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Datum College.
Total number of units: 34
Total Core Units: 27
Total Electives Units: 7
- minimum of five units must be selected from Group A as specified in the qualification packaging rules.
- the remaining can be selected from Group A or Group B as specified in the qualification packaging rules.
- a maximum of two units can be selected from any group or current training package, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.
Mode of Delivery:
This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, which also includes simulated work environment. The learners are also provided with an opportunity to have access to active building sites.
Warehouse Address:29 Lentini Street, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
Location of course: 11 – 17 Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003
Total Course Fee: AUD 26250
Tuition Fee: AUD 24,000
Material Fee: AUD 2000
Application Fee: AUD 250 (non-refundable)
The duration for this program is 104 weeks including:
- 8 study periods of 11 weeks each (88 study weeks in total)
- 16 weeks of term break (which can also be used as re-assessment period)
Once students have successfully completed CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry, they can work as a Carpenter within the residential and/or commercial construction industry. The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:
- CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
- CPC40320 Certificate IV in Building Project Support
- CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
- CPC50320 Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
- Higher Education programs with other education providers within the Building and Construction sector, subject to meeting entry requirements of the intended qualification.
|Use carpentry tools and equipment
|Handle carpentry materials
|Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
|Carry out setting out
|Install flooring systems
|Construct and erect wall frames
|Construct ceiling frames
|Erect roof trusses
|Construct pitched roofs
|Install windows and doors
|Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
|Install exterior cladding
|Install lining, panelling and moulding
|Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
|Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
|Apply basic levelling procedures
|Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
|Work safely at heights
|Carry out concreting to simple forms
|Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
|Conduct workplace communication
|Carry out measurements and calculations
|Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
|Carry out levelling operations
|Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
|Identify construction work hazards and select control risk strategies
|Frame and fit wet area fixtures
|Construct and install bulkheads
|Carry out hand excavation
|Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
|Place and fix reinforcement materials
|Calculate costs of construction work
|Plan and organise work
Assessment tasks will vary for each unit of competency, but some of these may be moved online. Some assessment tasks may also be delayed or deferred to a later date pending the situation with COVID-19. The trainers are required to communicate with students for unit specific information. The best way to do this is through Zoom or through email.
All staff at Datum College will continue to work and will continue to provide the students with the support any individual may need. The student will be remained connected with each trainer/assessor through regular class participation to assist them continuing their studies. Datum College will also provide online academic and language support and student support staff are always here to help.
The purpose of this program is to cover covers the essentials skills and knowledge required to commence your career as a qualified tradesman in the construction industry. Students develop specialist skills and knowledge to carry out carpentry tasks and processes interpretation, drafting, quantities take-off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, occupational health and safety (OHS). Students also gain general skills in design, problem-solving, construction technology, project documentation and project administration, including quality assurance.
This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials. Occupational titles may include: • Carpenter - Commercial • Carpenter - Formwork • Carpenter - Residential State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements. Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.
Learner Characteristics/ Target Group
The target market for this program includes learners with minimal or no knowledge of the construction industry and specifically to carpentry. The target market also includes those learners willing to carry out carpentry tasks in a residential, industrial or commercial building or developing specialist skills and knowledge to run a small-to-medium construction business, including:
- quantity surveying
- planning and scheduling of labour and materials
- selecting contractors
- managing project risk and quality
- managing workplace safety
- applying business codes and standards
- structural principles for residential and commercial constructions
- interpretation of plans and specifications
- small business finance.
The amount of training required by a learner to achieve a qualification/unit depends on:
- The starting point of the learner.
- Their learning skills.
- The mode of delivery by Datum College.
- The breadth and complexity of the skills and knowledge to be acquired.
If the learner has a significant amount of relevant prior experience, it may be that the learner can proceed directly to the assessment process (RPL) for some units, so the amount of training will be reduced.
Similarly, if the learner has already achieved some of the units of competency required to successfully complete this qualification at Datum College, only a proportion of the qualification will need to be delivered and the amount of training will be reduced.
Alternatively, if the learner is facing challenges, such as the need for substantial preparation, learning support, reasonable adjustments and/or personal coaching the amount of training will need to be increased to meet their needs.
For all further details, please refer to International Student Handbook available on www.datum.edu.au for all related policies and procedures and other important information related to international students including Covid-19, living cost, life and study in Melbourne, etc.
Please contact the Administration Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +61 (3) 9958 6666 for further information.