Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30211 CRICOS CODE 0101822

Course Overview:

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction by being able to build things. Then maybe our carpentry course is right for you! This is a trade that is in demand of qualified carpenters which can makes graduates of this course very attractive for employers.

Student will learn the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to work as a carpenter in the real world. You’ll also learn about the safety and business dimensions of working in this exciting industry.

Course Description:

The course is delivered over 64 study weeks. (Up to 94 weeks including holidays) A ‘Prac Block’ may be added to assist students to log 400 hours of work experience. The college will provide and verify the logbook. Students study between 3 to 7 units across an eight-study week term then have a 2 week “Research Break”

We offer intakes every week except holiday and Research Break weeks.

The Certificate III in Carpentry is assessed through Assignments/ Workbooks, Case Studies, Written Tests and Observation Checklists.

Academique supports recognition of prior learning. Students who have substantial carpentry experience will be allowed to apply for a ‘Fast Track’ option. (If on a student visa early completion must be reported via PRISMS.)

Take out    

Each cohort has a different Key Day and there’s an optional tutorial day available. Please contact the school (same for painting & plastering)

Intake

Every Monday (except scheduled holiday breaks) 

International student entry requirements for this course:

It’s a requirement for enrolment and for the grant of a student visa that students establish their English language proficiency. How you can do this depends on your passport and Education Sector, which determine your Assessment Level. Some levels can use the Academique test (80% or above, only available at Academique) to establish their competence. Other levels need IELTS 5.5 or equal (or higher) or certified proof of successful Foundation, Certificate IV or higher studies. For details, please contact the college or see: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa – 1/500 – ?modal=wet

Documentation produced for evidence of satisfactory English must be a recognised course or assessment. International students must be 18 years of age and over.

Units of Competency
  • CPCCCM1012A        Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A        Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A        Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A        Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2001A        Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCOHS2001A      Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2010B        Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM2008B        Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCA2002B         Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • CPCCCA2011A         Handle carpentry materials
  • CPCCCA3001A         Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCM2002A        Carry out excavation
  • CPCCCA3002A         Carry out setting out
  • CPCCCA3023A         Carry out levelling operations
  • CPCCCO2013A         Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • CPCCCM2007B        Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCCA3003A         Install flooring systems
  • CPCCCA3004A         Construct wall frames
  • CPCCCA3006B         Erect roof trusses
  • CPCCCA3005B         Construct ceiling frames
  • CPCCCA3007C          Construct pitched roofs
  • CPCCCA3008B         Construct eaves
  • CPCCCA3010A         Install and replace windows and doors
  • CPCCCA3012A         Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • CPCCCA3013A         Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • CPCCCA3017B         Install exterior cladding
  • BSBSMB301            Investigate micro business opportunities
  • BSBSMB406            Manage small business finances
  • CPCCCA3011A         Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
  • CPCCCA3015A         Assemble partitions
Core Units

CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

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

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

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

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.

CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications

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.

CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, 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.

CPCCCM2010B – Work safely at heights

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.

CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

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.

CPCCCA2002B – Use carpentry tools and equipment

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.

CPCCCA2011A – Handle carpentry materials

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.

CPCCCA3001A – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

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.

CPCCCM2002A – Carry out excavation

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.

CPCCCA3002A – Carry out setting out

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.

CPCCCA3023A – Carry out levelling operations

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.

CPCCCO2013A – Carry out concreting to simple forms

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.

The unit includes positioning the truck, placing concrete from truck to work area, spreading concrete and cleaning up site.

CPCCCM2007B – Use explosive power tools

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.

CPCCCA3003A – Install flooring systems

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.

CPCCCA3004A – Construct wall frames

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out, construct and erect load bearing and non-load bearing wall frames for the different types of loadings determined by the roof top and bracing configuration. It includes set out, cutting and fabrication of both timber and metal wall frames, and the erection, connection and bracing of wall frames to specifications.

CPCCCA3006B – Erect roof trusses

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.

CPCCCA3005B – Construct ceiling frames

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 pitched roofs

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.

CPCCCA3008B – Construct eaves

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.

Locations

The qualification requires evidenced knowledge and skills in a wide variety of locations using a broad range of equipment on diverse materials assessed on multiple occasions.

As a consequence, students will be required to complete numerous assessment tasks at our Southport campuses in specially created simulated environments on specified days. Some assessment tasks require the use of very expensive hire equipment.

In the event that a student does not attend a scheduled assessment task (as advised by email to their registered address) the student might have to pay to arrange a private assessment opportunity. (The fee is based on the actual cost of the assessor and equipment: up to $1,500.00. Evidenced compelling and compassionate circumstances might create exemptions).

Equipment

Equipment, tools, materials, and protective equipment are provided by the college. Students are required to bring their own closed toe shoes and steel toe boots whenever necessary in order to achieve competence in their course units. Staff will provide extensive advice.

Reporting

If students successfully complete all units of their course more than two calendar weeks prior to their course completion date (as per Confirmation of Enrolment) we are legally required to report the cessation of their enrolment to The Department of Home Affairs.