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CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Outline

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. MIBT’s Training Program is flexible and focuses on matching your learning progress, with the on-the-job experience you gain week to week. The Certificate III in Carpentry qualification has 34 units of competency comprised of 27 core units and 7 elective units to be selected from the list below.

Depending on your location, MIBT offer classroom-based or online learning programs. In either case, MIBT trainers are directly available to all trainees and apprentices – and their employers, throughout the training process. We come to you, to assess work activities and provide practical tutorials, on unit elements that might not be covered on the job.

Our training program invites engagement and participation. The progress of every apprentice or trainee, is monitored weekly. Reports are issued regularly, based around the objectives of the customised training plan created for each student. Employers will be regularly advised of the apprentices’ course progress, engagement and attendance, with a full report issued each term.

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Quality Training

MIBT's education group come from the building and construction industry. All MIBT trainers and assessors are qualified building professionals. We are therefore committed to providing quality outcomes for our students, their employers, and the people that live in the homes, or occupy the buildings, created through the work, skills and knowledge of our students, as applied throughout their career.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

For people currently working in the building industry, MIBT will appoint a specialist trainer/assessor, that will work with you to gather the evidence required, to transfer the knowledge you have already acquired as completed training units.

The time it takes to assess your qualifications for RPL is substantially up to you. MIBT’s trainer/assessor will meet with you as soon as is practical, to complete all unit assessments and identify any units that might require further study and assessment tasks to complete.


MIBT works closely with employers to create a custom training plan, for each apprentice or trainee. We recognise that the training plan must follow & reflect the type of projects the employer is working on.

MIBT’s training calendar works around three terms per year, aiming to complete 3 to 4 units per term. MIBT’s trainer will visit the workplace at least every term, to assess and validate competency, as well as sign off with the employer and student on any evidence necessary to complete each unit.

Builders generally know the type of projects they have in the pipeline, each twelve to sixteen week period. Where traditional training takes apprentices off site every week, MIBT’s online training program can accommodate and work around busy periods and project deadlines, utilising wet weather days or other gaps, to complete study elements and assessment tasks.

The delivery time-frame for MIBT’s Certificate III in Carpentry qualification is 36 months, which is standard for a Carpentry Apprenticeship. MIBT’s learner progression model works to complete 10 units per year, recognising time for holiday breaks, plus time to catch up on units that might not have been fully covered on site.

Qualification Cost

Fee for service

$12,670.00 full qualification fee (GST exempt)

  • $500 – this is a non-refundable pre-enrolment fee payable before we accept you as a student.

  • $995 - once we accept your enrolment which completes the Enrolment Fee of $1,495.

  • $750 – each calendar month thereafter until fully paid. The final payment will vary to equal the balance of the qualification cost.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

$6,500.00 RPL full qualification fee (GST exempt)

Where you are not successful in RPL for one or more units, MIBT will quote a fee to undertake those units under standard training and assessment mode.

Full qualification RPL is only available to experienced workers with a minimum 3 years’ experience in your chosen qualification. RPL must be completed within 13 weeks and you must be able to supply evidence fully inline with the workplace activity list for each unit on at least 2 different worksites.

Additional fees

As part of your MIBT enrolment you will be required to capture photo and video evidence of your onsite skills and experience, these are known as Workplace Activity (WPA) entries.

MIBT’s course structure is designed to have your qualified supervisor (QS) providing the necessary opportunities for you to practice your skills onsite. WPA entries are to be gathered by you with the assistance of your QS and or workmates. It is not MIBTs responsibility to collect WPAs rather, assess them to ensure compliance with the unit of competency requirements.

MIBT is aware that there may be occasions where your QS and or workmates may not be able to assist you in gathering WPA entries and therefore MIBT can provide this service for a fee of $150 (plus GST) per session.


Students living and or working in NSW are not able to access Smart and Skilled funding through MIBT however we are nationally registered to train you under a Fee for Service arrangement. Refer to the Fee for Service details above.

Fee for Service

Refer to the Fee for Service details above.

Apprentice/trainee funding

 State funding is available for eligible apprentices or trainees for this qualification which in part depends on your age and when you commenced as an apprentice or trainee:

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Free apprenticeships for under 21s

Student contribution fee: $0.00

To be eligible, an apprentice or trainee must be under 21 years of age and commence in a Training Contract associated with this qualification on or after 1 July 2019.

Free apprenticeships for under 25s

Student contribution fee: $0.00

To be eligible, an apprentice or trainee must be aged between 21 years and under 25 years of age and commence in a Training Contract associated with this qualification on or after 1 January 2021.

Apprenticeships for Over 25’s

Student contribution fee: $1,338 to $1,872 (GST exempt)

In accordance with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training User Choice funding policy, a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour must be charged to students. The qualification fee above shows the range of total fees payable depending on unit of competency selection. Students will be invoiced per unit on commencement of the unit.

See the Additional fees section above which describes associated services offered by MIBT if required. These fees would be invoiced directly to your employer if utilised.

Fee for Service

Refer to the Fee for Service details above.

Apprentice/trainee funding

 State funding is available for eligible apprentices or trainees for this qualification under the Skills Canberra User Choice program.

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Student contribution fee: $500.00 (GST exempt)


  • work in the ACT, and
  • be at least 15 years of age, and
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • receive remuneration for your work, and
  • complete a minimum of 15 hours combined work and training per week, and
  • undertake this qualification with MIBT
  • have the required supervision in the workplace for an Australian Apprentice.

See the Additional fees section above which describes associated services offered by MIBT if required. These fees would be invoiced directly to your employer if utilised.

Fee concessions may be available for eligible students who hold a current health care card or pension card, or who can prove genuine hardship.

If you are under 18 years of age this rule will apply if your parent/guardian holds one of the above cards. Fee exemptions may apply if you are changing RTOs or recommencing your apprenticeship with a different employer within a 12 month period and having MIBT as your RTO for both employers (only applies for the second enrolment). Call MIBT on 1300 642 457 to discuss if you believe you meet either of these fee assistance options.

34 units of competency is required for award of this qualification:

  • 27 core units
  • 7 elective units


Core units (27)

CPCCCA2002Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3001Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3002Carry out setting out
CPCCCA3003Install flooring systems
CPCCCA3004Construct and erect wall frames
CPCCCA3005Construct ceiling frames
CPCCCA3006Erect roof trusses
CPCCCA3007Construct pitched roofs
CPCCCA3008Construct eaves
CPCCCA3010Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3016Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
CPCCCA3017Install exterior cladding
CPCCCA3024Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3025Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work
CPCCCA3028Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM3001Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCOM3006Carry out levelling operations
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCWHS3001Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies


Elective units (7)


Group A – Specialist Electives
CPCCCA3009Construct advanced roofs
CPCCCA3012Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3014Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3018Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
CPCCCA3019Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls
CPCCCA3020Erect and dismantle jump form formwork
CPCCCA3022Install curtain walling
CPCCCA3027Set up, operate and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools
CPCCCM2002Carry out hand excavation
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCJN3003Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCJN3004Manufacture and assemble joinery components
CPCCJN3100Process materials to produce components using static machines
CPCCON3048Construct tilt panels on site
CPCCSF2004Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCWC3003Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004Install suspended ceilings


Group B – General Electives
CPCCCA3011Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3026Assemble partitions
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCLSF2001License to erect, after and dismantle scaffolding basic level
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCPB3001Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCSF2005Arc weld reinforcement steel
CPCCSF3002Carry out monostrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3003Carry out multistrand post-tensioning
CPCCSF3004Carry out stressbar post-tensioning
CPCCST4001Prepare to undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCCST4002Undertake the heritage restoration process
CPCPCM2043Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2052Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment


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