Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
CPC30211
Location:
Sunshine, Werribee, Industry, Online
Study mode:
Part Time, Full Time
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Workplace
Duration:
3 years full time or longer for part time

Build the framework for a career in construction with a Certificate III in Carpentry at Victoria Polytechnic.

This trade certificate is a practical course which will equip you to work as a carpenter in housing, commercial and industrial construction. You’ll learn how to construct and install wall frames, eaves, pitched roofs, ceiling frames and flooring systems.

You will gain essential skills and knowledge in:

  • measurements and calculations
  • excavation and demolition
  • working safely at heights
  • setting out
  • levelling
  • concreting formwork
  • reading plans and specifications.

You will learn how to safely use and maintain of a wide range of tools and equipment used for carpentry and construction, including:

  • power tools
  • automatic and laser levels
  • nail guns
  • generators
  • scaffolding.

This is an apprenticeship course but is also available to non-apprentices. 

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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[Supp. Desc. Info] CPC30211 - Certificate III Carpentry


Learn practical skills to work as a carpenter in housing, commercial and industrial construction.

 

Careers

Carpenter

Course objectives

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Course structure

To be awarded CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry, a student must successfully complete thirty (30) units of competency, comprising of:

  • twenty-two (22) core units, and;

  • eight (8) elective units, of which:

  • a maximum of two (2) of the eight (8) required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed training package.

Electives must be industry relevant as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

Core units

Elective units

Imported

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for:

When you're ready:

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

Apply direct to VU

Learn more about apprenticeships at VU.

Contact us if you have questions about this course.

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