Certificate III in Carpentry

#Certificate III in Carpentry

4 years

Duration

Work based

Mode

30

Units / subjects

Various

Employer locations

#Summary

Learn all the essentials of the carpentry trade with Hutchies Training.

Learn the essentials of carpentry with Hutchies Training. Through a combination of on-the-job, classroom, and online training, you will develop the skills and knowledge to work in residential, commercial and industrial environments. There are 30 units to complete, which are grouped together as practical tasks that you would typically perform on a live construction site. Our online learning management system allows you to study theory elements at times that suit you. By the end of your apprenticeship, you will be able to construct, install, finish and repair a range of structures and fixtures.

#Why Hutchies Training

Australia's largest privately-owned builder

State-of-the-art online learning management system

Hands-on training on live job sites

Supportive, family environment

Flexible delivery options

Industry leading, award winning training

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#Recent graduates

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Kurt Bush / 2015

I first began my journey with Hutchies in 2011 where I was chosen to be part of Gold Coast school of Construction. The training I received during my time at the GCSC was the key to gaining a carpentry apprenticeship with Hutchinson Builders as it provided me with the skills and knowledge I needed. I have now been with Hutchies for over 8 years and have progressed to a leading hand role. I couldn’t recommend the training program enough as I wouldn’t have had the opportunities that I have had today without it.

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Jack Pembroke / 2015

Undertaking a Certificate III in Carpentry at Hutchies set me up for a rewarding career within the organisation and has enabled me to continue on to tertiary studies. The training offered by Hutchies is supportive, comprehensive and is tailored to the individual’s needs.

#The Nitty Gritty

#Who it suits

Our apprenticeships are ideal for anyone who is passionate about building and construction.

From school leavers, to people who have already worked in construction, and those looking for a career change, an apprenticeship through Hutchies Training can help you achieve your dreams. If you are excited about a career in construction and have the confidence and motivation to succeed, a Hutchies apprenticeship could be the course for you.

Employers reap the benefits of apprentices receiving award-winning training. Hutchies Training courses are flexible and streamlined to provide the most effective and efficient delivery, tailored to employer needs. Apprentices gain new skills with maximum time on the job. 

#Delivery

Hutchies Training provides a tailored learning plan that suits the requirements of the job site you are working on — whether it’s a Hutchies project or one of our subcontractors’ jobs.

We provide a combination of online and face-to-face delivery, together with invaluable on-the-job training. The courses are based on the practical tasks you need to be able to do your job. You’ll learn new skills in purpose-built workshops, from qualified trainers who learned their trade in the industry.

#Assessments

Students are assessed by trainers with skills and experience relevant to the training delivered.

We’ll provide you a study and task guide to keep you on track with your training and make sure you’re ready for your practical and theory assessments. Our processes meet the National Assessment Principles and we provide equipment, facilities, and training materials to create a learning environment that help our students succeed. 

#Course Materials

We provide the following course materials via our learning management system:

  • Study and Task Guide
  • Learning Resources
  • Training Record Book

#Requirements

To enrol for an apprenticeship with Hutchies Training, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Queensland resident
  • Completed Year 10
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen

#Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have done previous training — even if it wasn’t in a structured learning environment — or have experience that is relevant to the course, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This is a process that assesses your past learning and experience to see if it might count towards the outcomes of the course.

To apply for RPL, you will need to provide some form of evidence of your previous learning. This can include any of the following:

  • Formal or informal training
  • Units of competency from previous courses or training
  • A competency conversation
  • Accounts of activities you have undertaken
  • Documents that show you have demonstrated the required skills (relevant quotes, accounts, invoices)
  • Third party verifications, references, pay slips, group certificates, etc

#Privacy

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#Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

​Our website is just the first step of your training journey. You’ve probably got some questions — lots of people do.

Check out the list of things that other people ask us, with helpful answers. If you still have questions, get in touch — we’d love to hear from you.

General FAQs

#For students

How is the training delivered?

Training is delivered face-to-face, online, and on the job. It’s based on tasks that you will do as part of your work as a carpenter. Units are grouped together to align with work tasks where possible. Where training and assessment cannot be delivered on a project site, workshops are conducted at our campuses.

Are there any fees?

Students must contribute to their training. The fees vary depending on your circumstances. For more information, visit our fees page and the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website which has details about incentives, costs, and other financial information.

Will I get credit for already completed training?

If you have completed any training previously you may be eligible for a credit transfer for the units completed. You can discuss this with your trainer and assessor. You will be required to provide a certified copies of training transcripts.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, is an acknowledgement of previous learning and skills you have gained that are relevant to the qualification you wish to achieve. The assessment process recognises learning regardless of how, when and where it was acquired, provided it is relevant to the learning outcomes required for the qualification.

How long is the course?

The course usually takes four years to complete.

Can I complete my apprenticeship early?

All apprenticeships are competency-based. This means that how quickly you complete depends on your abilities and how soon your employer and training organisation can provide training and assessment in each of the competencies stated in your training plan.

Who can I ask for help?

Your trainer and assessor are always available to answer your questions and provide advice. There is also information on the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website or you can call their apprenticeship and training hotline on 1300 369 935.

#For employers

How is the training delivered?

Training is task based and delivered face-to-face, online, and on the job. Units are grouped together to align with work tasks where possible. Where training and assessment cannot be delivered on a project site, workshops are conducted at our campuses.

Are there any fees?

Students must contribute to their training. The fees vary depending on your circumstances. For more information, visit our fees page and the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website which has details about incentives, costs, and other financial information.

What are my responsibilities as an employer?

The employer is required to provide — or make arrangements to provide — the facilities, range of work, and supervision to support an apprentice to develop on-the-job knowledge and competence related to the occupational outcome aligned to the apprenticeship. The employer must have qualified person to supervise the apprentice.

Will my apprentice get credit for already completed training?

If the apprentice has completed any previous training, they may be eligible for a credit transfer for the units completed. This will be discussed with the trainer and assessor. The apprentice will be required to provide a certified copies of training transcripts.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, is an acknowledgement of previous learning and skills gained by a student that are relevant to the qualification they wish to achieve. The assessment process recognises learning regardless of how, when and where it was acquired, provided it is relevant to the learning outcomes required for the qualification.

How long is the course?

The course usually takes four years to complete.

Can the apprenticeship be completed early?

All apprenticeships are competency-based. This means that how quickly they are completed depends on the apprentice’s abilities and how soon the employer and training organisation can provide training and assessment in each of the competencies stated in the training plan.

Who can I ask for help?

Your apprentice’s trainer and assessor are always available to answer questions and provide advice. There is also information for employers on the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website or you can call their apprenticeship and training hotline on 1300 369 935.

#Outcomes

Graduates of Certificate III in Carpentry often^ find jobs as:

86.7%

Tradies

5.8%

Labourers

4.3%

Managers

The average^ salary of graduates in their first full time job after finishing this course is $56,000

Data based on averages provided by the Federal Department of Education and Training

MySkills

#Subjects

Certificate III in Carpentry is comprised of 30 key competencies which are broken into 22 core units and 8 electives.

Our training delivery focusses on grouping units together into practical tasks that you would perform on a live construction site. Our trainers will work with employers to select the most appropriate electives for apprentices to complete within their specific operating environment.  

#Introduction

CPCCOHS2001A / Apply Occupational Health & Safety Requirements (OH&S), policies and procedures in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

Apply Occupational Health & Safety Requirements (OH&S), policies and procedures in the construction industry This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

CPCCCM1012A / Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

CPCCCM1013A / Plan and organise work

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work.

CPCCCM1014A / Conduct workplace communication

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

CPCCCM1015A / Carry out measurements and calculations

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

CPCCCA2011A / Handle carpentry materials

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely manually handle, store and apply environmental management principles associated with carpentry materials and components. It includes preparing material for mechanical handling.

CPCCCA2002B / Use carpentry tools and equipment

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use carpentry tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, plant and equipment.

#Slab on Ground

CPCCCA2003A / Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect and dismantle formwork to footings and slabs on ground, to establish levels and contain finished concrete. It includes forming basic slabs and forming rebates to slabs on ground and steps to strip footings.

CPCCCA3023A / Carry out levelling operations

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct levelling procedures using the rise and fall method and the height of instrument method for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set out of buildings, their components and preparation. It includes the set up, testing and use of levelling devices and undertaking closed traverses using a range of levelling equipment.

CPCCCA3002A / Carry out setting out

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify site boundaries and survey indicators, and establishing, measuring and setting up profiled set outs for buildings and structural components of building work.

#Wall Framing

#Pitched Roofing

CPCCCA3005B / Construct ceiling frames

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out, construct and erect ceiling frames to accommodate ceiling joists, hanging beams, strutting beams and composite beams. It includes selection of members and setting out of the ceiling frame in conjunction with the roof members.

CPCCCA3007C / Construct a pitched roof

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select, set out, construct and erect pitched roofs to accommodate roof coverings for waterproofing purposes. It includes scotch valley gable, hip and valley, broken hip and valley and combinations thereof.

#Roofing

CPCCCA3006B / Erect Roof Trusses

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select, set out, erect and brace roof trusses to accommodate roof coverings for waterproofing purposes. It includes gable, hip and valley, and hip roofing types.

CPCCCA3008B / Construct Eaves

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare, set out and construct eaves, including the cutting and fixing of fascias and barges to provide a finish between the wall and the roof. It includes boxed eaves and the finish to gable ends.

CPCCCM2010B / Work Safely at Heights

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.

#Stairs

CPCCCA3016A / Construct timber external stairs

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to construct and install timber external stairs, that may involve one or more flights, to provide access into a structure. It includes timber treads and stringers.

CPCCCA3018A / Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps to form up the concrete that may involve one or more flights in order to provide access between floors and/or landings. It includes timber, metal or prefabricated formwork.

#Demolition

CPCCCA3001A / Carry out general demolition to minor building structures

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out general demolition work of minor building structures to facilitate alterations, extensions and additions to a building. It includes work being completed to a work schedule, plans and specifications.

#Concreting

CPCCCM2002A / Carry out excavation

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake hand excavation tasks and excavations requiring the assistance of plant machinery to form excavations for footings, and the provision of services. It includes excavation to new and existing sites, and new services or the diversion of existing services.

CPCCCO2013A / Carry out concreting to simple forms

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely install formwork, reinforcement and place and finish concrete for the construction of minor slabs, pathways and other minor works to a specified design finish.

CPCCSF2004A / Place and fix reinforcement materials

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to place and fix reinforcement for concrete work as part of construction processes. It includes planning and preparation for the work, final preparation for placement, placing and fixing reinforcement, checking the reinforcement and completing clean-up activities.

#Explosive Power Tools

CPCCCM2007B / Use explosive power tools

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply safe and effective operation of explosive power tools (EPT), used to fasten materials or fix fasteners to bases. It includes both direct action and indirect action explosive powered fastening tools.

#Scaffolding

CPCCCM2008B / Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications. It includes placement of safety barriers and only involves modular scaffolding restricted to a height of 4 metres.

#Wet Areas

CPCCCA3012A / Frame and fit wet area fixtures

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install supporting framework for fixtures and flashings associated with the wet area construction for a bath, shower base and sink or basin unit, and preparation for wet area linings. It includes bathroom, laundry, shower, toilet and en-suite wet areas.

#Flooring

CPCCCA3003A / Install flooring systems

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out and install timber flooring systems to support imposed loads. It includes application in brick veneer, full masonry and timber frame construction.

#External Cladding

CPCCCA3017B / Install exterior cladding

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install material finishes applied to an external framed wall surface for the purpose of weatherproofing and securing the building. It includes sheet material, weatherboarding of timber, plastic, metal and fibre cement sheet.

#Formwork

CPCCCA3019A / Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls to contain concrete in above ground construction. It includes timber, metal or prefabricated formwork of modular or in situ design.

#Elevated Work Platforms

CPCCCM3001 / Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate specific types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) safely and effectively in different locations, including on uneven terrain. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts with a boom length under 11 metres.

#Install and Replace Windows and Doors

CPCCCA3010A / Install and replace windows and doors

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out and install window and door units, and to replace window and door units to different types and styles of buildings for access, security, weather proofing and replacement of defective windows and doors. It includes timber and metal window and door units.

#Bulkhead

CPCCCA3014A / Construct bulkheads

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to construct bulkheads to conceal services or for decorative purposes. It includes straight, curved and geometric shaped bulkheads, generally constructed in situ and includes prefabricated fitments.

#Plans and Specifications (Basic)

CPCCCM2001A / Read and interpret plans and specifications

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

#Plans and Specifications (Advanced)

CPCCBC4012A / Read and interpret plans and specifications

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to medium rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

#Calculate and Cost Construction Work

CPCCCM3005 / Calculate costs of construction work

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, overheads, labour and time requirements and establish costs for the provision of products and services for construction work.

#Fees & Payment

Will vary depending on eligibility requirements.

Refer to our fee schedule for more detail.

Fees

#Locations

This course can be completed at the following Hutchies Training locations.

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