Constructs, erects, installs, renovates and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level



  • Fixing Carpenter
  • Formwork Carpenter
  • Prop and Scenery Maker


This occupation is on the following skills lists:

  • 489 (S/T) Occupations List
  • 482 TSS Visa Medium Term List
  • 407 Training visa occupations list
  • 482 TSS Visa Regional Occupation List
  • 189 Skilled Independent and Family Sponsored 489 Occupations List and 485 Graduate Work Stream
  • 190 State/Territory Sponsored 
  • 186 ENS Visa Occupations List
  • 187 RSMS Visa Occupations List
  • 491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)
  • 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494) – Employer sponsored stream

This occupation is not on the following skills lists:

  • 482 TSS Visa Short Term List

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Skills Assessment Authority: TRA



construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings.


  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • cutting wood joints
  • may construct concrete formwork
  • may repair existing fittings
  • may work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

331211 Carpenter and Joiner

331212 Carpenter

331213 Joiner

Top 5

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  • Holmesglen

The Certificate III in Carpentry provides comprehensive training, covering all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Certificate III in Carpentry

For Local Students


Full time 4 days a week for 38 weeks, morning or afternoon classes

Next available intake

July, February

Entry requirement

IELTS 5.5 or Equivalence

Tuition Fees


Per year

  • TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Carpentry

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, carpentry skills are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies for qualified carpenters and joiners. This is a very large occupation with around 69,000 job openings expected over the next five years.  

In this course, you’ll learn how to construct, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures for residential, commercial and industrial developments. You will work with a range of tools, equipment and materials to construct frames for walls and ceilings, construct pitched and advanced roofs and eaves, and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground.

This course, delivered by our highly experienced and passionate teachers, will see you graduate with the skills that will allow you to become a qualified carpenter or joiner.

Level of Study: Career Based/ Vocational

Start Date: 12 July 2021, 07 February 2022

Duration: 2 years

Tuition Gees (AUD $): 11,400 per year

  1. TAFE Western Australia

CPC30211 Certificate in Carpentry

Do you enjoy working with wood and want to convert your hobby into a career? When you complete CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry you will be able to work as a domestic or commercial carpenter. This practical, hands-on course will teach you how to use explosive power tools and carpentry tools to build structures such as pitched roofs, ceiling frames, eaves, wall frames, roof trusses and flooring systems.

It covers techniques such as levelling operations, excavation, demolition of minor building structures, measurements and calculations, erecting and dismantling restricted scaffolding and setting out a project. You will also learn how to assemble partitions, construct bulkheads, build timber external stairs, construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs, ramps, footings, ground slabs, suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls. Installing and replacing windows, linings, panelling and moulding is also part of the course content along with how to interpret plans and understand the occupational health and safety requirements for the construction industry.

This course is ideal if you love working outdoor with wood structures, have good hand-eye coordination and the ability to complete work to a high standard. You will be required to undertake a compulsory work placement, before you can successfully complete this course.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

​Please select a campus below and press the Download Course Flyer button to view detailed information about this course, including core and elective units; work placements; assessment methods; and learning resources, facilities and equipment.

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Start date: 19 July 2021

Duration: 2 years

Tuition fee (AUD $): 13,380 Per Year


An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

  • Trinity Institute (Australia)

The CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry provides students with the knowledge and technical skills to carry out carpentry tasks in housing and commercial construction, maintenance and repair, and renovations.

Qualification Overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. It covers common skills for the construction industry.

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Start date: 05 April 2021, 14 June 2021

Duration: 104 weeks

Tuition fees (AUD $):18,750 Per Year

International students must:

Be at least 18 years of age.

Meet the following education requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or

a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.

Meet the following English requirements:

Have an IELTS academic score of 5.5 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 2 years ago). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:

Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or

Successful completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or

Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

Trinity Institute (Australia) also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

  • Origin Institute

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry is designed to provide practical and theoretical aspects of carpentry training. Our innovative carpentry training program allows the student to complete theoretical and practical training in our classroom and in-house simulation environment, then followed by a 360 hours work placement that allows the student to learn on the real construction site. 

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Start date: To suit the client/individual

Duration: 75 weeks

Tuition fees (AUD $):20,000 Per Year


At least 18 years of age at time of enrolment*.

Have passed the LLN test developed for this course.


Total fee: $20,000 (including $2,000 material fee)

$3,100 per study term (6 study terms),

$1,400 paid at enrolment.