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Certificate III in Carpentry

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It's a fantastic time to be a carpenter in Australia, as the building and construction industries continue to boom. Our CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry will train you in all the skills you'll need to succeed in this industry.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
CPC30211
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Make a life for yourself in carpentry

It's a fantastic time to be a carpenter in Australia, as the building and construction industries continue to boom. Our CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry will train you in all the skills you'll need to succeed in this industry. Employment for carpenters is projected to grow by more than 5% in the next five years and qualified carpenters will continue to be in high demand. Many carpenters work on construction sites and large projects, though there are ample opportunities for those that start their own small carpentry businesses. If you enjoy creating things from scratch and have a good eye for detail this course can take you anywhere.

Learn in northern Melbourne

This course offers hands-on learning opportunities at Melbourne Polytechnic's purpose built facilities. You will learn by undertaking full-size projects in a range of workshop spaces, materials and computer labs, as well as undertaking theoretical training to compliment your learning. Our dedicated workshops are the most technologically-advanced training facilities for building and construction in Victoria. You'll be taught by industry-qualified staff and experienced practitioners who will provide in-depth training and knowledge to set you up with the skills to succeed. If you can already demonstrate existing skills and knowledge in carpentry there may be opportunities to fast-track your qualification through skills recognition.

A strong foundation for a great career

This qualification lays the foundation for a huge range of careers and employment paths. You could explore a career as a qualified carpenter, building site foreman, contractor, registered builder, carpentry business owner, building surveyor or go on to pursue studies in architecture or drafting. If you want a career that can take you places and provides highly transferable skills, a CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is the perfect first step.

Entry requirements

Apprentices are eligible to apply for this course.

Study locations

Heidelberg

Career pathways

This qualification lays the foundation for a huge range of careers and employment paths.

  • Carpenter
  • Registered Builder
  • Building Site Foreperson
  • Subcontractor
  • Building Surveyor
  • Carpentry Business Owner
  • Architect (on completion of Master of Architecture)

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.