Certificate III in Carpentry

Building construction in Queensland is booming and structural trades like carpentry are in demand



The Certificate III in Carpentry from Major Training lays the foundation for a career in carpentry. This qualification provides a trade outcome in this growing industry, covering work in both residential and commercial applications.

Our carpentry apprenticeship course units are led by industry professionals and conducted in a real or accurately simulated workplace environment.

Training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Your CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry will help you develop recognisable skills you can use to begin your career.

Course Details

Construction in Queensland is booming and structural trades like carpentry are in demand. The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry is the qualification necessary for opening up entry-level and experienced job opportunities such as leading hands, site supervisors, builders and trade trainers.

What You'll Learn

Using carpentry tools and equipment.

Carrying out general demolition of minor building structures.

Carrying out levelling operations.

Working effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.

Carrying out concreting to simple forms.

Applying WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Constructing ceiling frames.

Erecting roof trusses.

Certificate III in Carpentry

As a skilled carpenter, you can contribute to building projects, create functional and aesthetic spaces, and play a vital role in the construction industry. The following career outcomes highlight the versatility and depth of opportunities available to individuals with a Certificate III in Carpentry.

Possible Roles

Carpenter: With this qualification, you can work as a carpenter, specialising in constructing, installing, and repairing wooden structures, fixtures, and fittings in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

Carpentry Contractor: As a qualified contractor, you may establish your own carpentry business, undertaking projects that involve building and renovating structures, managing teams, and liaising with clients.

Site Supervisor: This qualification can lead to a supervisory role on construction sites, where you manage teams of carpenters, coordinate tasks, and ensure projects are completed efficiently and to high standards.

Estimator: As an estimator, you'd analyse construction project requirements and provide cost estimates for materials, labor, and resources needed for carpentry-related aspects of the project.

Renovation Specialist: With a focus on renovations and remodeling, you could specialise in transforming existing structures, collaborating with clients to modernise and improve spaces.

Building Inspector: Building inspectors assess and ensure the compliance of structures with building codes and regulations. A Certificate III in Carpentry provides a solid foundation for this role's understanding of construction practices.

Potential wages could be in the region of $65,000 to $75,000 per year or around $35 per hour

Delivery options

Find out more about the available delivery options for this course.

Self Paced Study

Self-paced training is suited to individuals who may or may not be employed but whom are looking to undertake study for personal professional development.

Training Locations
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 48 months.

What You'll Pay

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Funded Options
CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $1,500 plus $400 per gap unit trained

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $250

Learn More about CSQ Funding here; CSQ Funding

User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

Study Now Pay later

Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

Employer Based
Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
  • AfterPay: Pay in 4 easy installments -> Learn More Here


At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

  • We develop customised carpentry apprenticeship training plans in person with the employer and the student, ensuring your apprentice is learning the right skills for your business
  • We provide education and coaching to employers around the carpentry apprenticeship hours of supervision ratio and requirements
  • We work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks
  • We will train theory and practical skills onsite with your apprentice
  • We only employ industry-current trainers/assessors
  • We offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required
  • More career opportunities, upskilling and productivity gains
  • Carpentry apprenticeships and traineeships across BrisbaneGold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Morayfield, Ipswich, South East Queensland and North Queensland.

Did you know the government can provide up to $6,000 in incentives for employers if your apprentice completes a CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry? Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives*:

Government Incentives



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