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CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry – User Choice Program


The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is a nationally recognised qualification that will provide the career pathway that will enable you to become a carpenter and work on a building and construction site in both the residential and commercial applications. It is also the minimum requirement for obtaining a carpentry contractors license and it is the qualification most recognised in the Building and Construction Industry, as the minimum in progressing to Builder status and obtaining a Builders Licence.

The qualification addresses the knowledge and skills required in areas such as reading plans and calculating measurements, constructing floor, wall, ceiling and roof frames, installing roof trusses, eaves, claddings and linings, demolishing, setting out and levelling construction sites and even working with formwork and concrete. The attainment of the qualification is recognition of your competence across the variety of fields involved in such work.

Total No. Of Units 30
No of Core Units 22
No of Elective Units 8


Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation Core
CPCCCM2007A Use explosive power tools Core
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Core
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Core
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment Core
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations Core
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems Core
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames Core
CPCCCA3005A Construct ceiling frames Core
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses Core
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs Core
CPCCCA3008A Construct eaves Core
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors Elective
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding Elective
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs Elective
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Elective
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames Elective
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads Elective
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage Small Business Finances Elective
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls Elective
CPCCSF2003A Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
Funding Options

Core Industry Training is an approved Pre- Qualified Supplier for the delivery of the Certificate III in Carpentry under User Choice Funding.

This page provides further information to employers and apprentices in relation to understanding the requirements of this programs and the how to assist your employees to gain access to this funding.

Further information can be found at the following Queensland Government Website:  https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/userchoice.

The Certificate III in Carpentry supports employees working in the building and construction industry.


To be eligible for funding under this program an apprentice must have entered into a training contract for the qualification and be registered in the department’s registration system DELTA.

This is done through an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. They will attend your place of business and guide both the employer and apprentice through all the paperwork that needs to be completed.

Once this is completed and paperwork lodged, usually with one week, your training contract is approved and Core Industry Training is informed that you have selected us as your Supervised Registered Training Organisation.

An employer can only access incentive funds once the contract has been signed, lodged and processed.

You can only undertake one apprenticeship funded under User Choice at any one point in time.

To be eligible for funding within the User Choice program, you must be engaged as either a

Part Time Employees (minimum of 15hrs week)

Full Time Employees (minimum of 38hrs week)

Your Training Plan

Once this is completed – a meeting with all parties will be organised at which point, we will go through the plan for training the apprentice.

This includes choosing appropriate electives, discussion around timelines, the training and assessment.

Your plan for training will be reviewed at least once every three months during the apprenticeship.

Access to Relevant Workplace Plant, Equipment and Tasks

In order to undertake the required workplace tasks, an employer needs to be able to provide an apprentice access to resources necessary to successfully undertake the on-the-job workplace tasks.

We will work with the employer before training starts to go through this requirement and if required, organised alternative assessment options.

The apprentice will also need a suitably qualified person/s in the workplace to mentor, coach and supervise their training progression and sign off on the on-the-jobs tasks.

Fees and Charges

The cost to either you (or your employer/depending on the agreement you have with your employer) is $1.60 per nominal hour of study.

Apprentices who undertake this apprenticeship through Core Industry Training can expected to pay the following tuition fee costs

Apprenticeship Breakdown of Fees per unit and nominal hour

Unit Code Nominal


Core Cost:$1.60 per

nominal hour

CPCCCA2002B 96 Core $153.60
CPCCCA2011A 16 Core $25.60
CPCCCA3001A 32 Core $51.20
CPCCCA3002A 24 Core $38.40
CPCCCA3003A 40 Core $64.00
CPCCCA3004A 60 Core $96.00
CPCCCA3005B 32 Core $51.20
CPCCCA3006B 40 Core $64.00
CPCCCA3007C 66 Core $105.60
CPCCCA3008B 20 Core $32.00
CPCCCA3023 24 Core $38.40
CPCCCM1012A 20 Core $32.00
CPCCCM1013A 20 Core $32.00
CPCCCM1014A 20 Core $32.00
CPCCCM1015A 20 Core $32.00
CPCCCM2001A 36 Core $57.60
CPCCCM2002A 16 Core $25.60
CPCCCM2007A 16 Core $25.60
CPCCCM2008A 40 Core $64.00
CPCCCM2010A 8 Core $12.80
CPCCCO2013A 20 Core $32.00
CPCCOHS2001A 20 Core $32.00
CPCCCA2003A 24 Elective $38.40
CPCCCA3010A 70 Elective $112.00
CPCCCA3012A 24 Elective $38.40
CPCCCA3013A 40 Elective $64.00
CPCCCA3014A 16 Elective $25.60
CPCCCA3017A 20 Elective $32.00
CPCCCA3018A 40 Elective $64.00
CPCCCA3019A 40 Elective $64.00

As the training provider, we will provide you with an invoice for training per unit over the duration of the training and payment of this invoice is expected with 7-14 working days.

Please note that if your electives differ from those listed, your course fee will be different based on the nominal hours.



Refunds will be provided under the following circumstances.

If you withdraw from your course with us prior to participating in a unit but have made full payment, a full refund will be provided to you.

If you withdraw from your apprenticeship after you have paid and commenced (but not completed) a unit of competency, you will be provided with a proportionate refund based on the how much training has already been undertaken in that unit.

For example: if you have completed approximately 20% of the unit – you will receive an 80% refund.



Exemptions will be considered under the following circumstances:

Where payment of the student contribution fee would cause extreme financial hardship (ie affect your daily living).

The apprenticeship is undertaking the qualification as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Work Skills Traineeship Program

If the apprenticeship is a Year 12 graduate within the past twelve months

No fee is applicable where an apprentice has already undertaken units at another RTO which result in credit transfer being provided.


Partial Exemption

Partial exemption of 40% of the full contribution fee will be provided if:

You are under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which training is provided and you are not at school and have not completed year 12.

You hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named on the card.

You issue us with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

You are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.

Please note that Core Industry Training will not charge participations for provision of course materials, the development and supply of a training plan and training record.

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