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Our hands-on Certificate III in Carpentry program equips you with essential skills to construct, install, and repair structures. Learn from experts and become a qualified carpenter, ready to create architectural wonders with precision and craftsmanship.

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  • Melbourne

Next intake:

  • February 13
  • May 8
  • July 24
  • October 9


  • 104 Weeks (Course Breaks Included)


  • $24,000
Am I a Domestic or International Student?
You are considered a 'domestic' student for application purposes if: You are an Australian citizen; You are a New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand); You are an Australian permanent resident; You are an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder. *If you don't hold one of the above visas or citizenships, you will apply as an international student.
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Certificate III in Carpentry

The Certificate III in Carpentry qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.
Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter and joiner
The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field.

Program Highlights

Discover the highlights of our comprehensive programs, designed to empower you with essential skills and knowledge.

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Hands-On Training

Gain practical experience with extensive hands-on training in carpentry techniques and practices.

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Expert Guidance

Learn from experienced professionals in the field of carpentry, receiving personalized guidance throughout the program.

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Construction and Installation

Master the art of constructing, installing, and repairing various structures, honing your skills in carpentry craftsmanship.

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Qualified Carpenter

Upon completion, become a qualified carpenter with the expertise to create impressive architectural wonders with precision.

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Industry-Relevant Skills

Acquire industry-relevant skills that are in high demand, positioning yourself for a rewarding career in the construction sector.

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Industry Recognition

Our Certificate III in Carpentry is recognized within the industry, affirming your expertise and enhancing your credibility as a skilled carpenter.

Open doors to opportunities around the world

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 100 countries around the world.


Course Overview

The Certificate III in Carpentry program offers a dynamic learning experience that equips students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of carpentry. Through a combination of hands-on training and theoretical coursework, students gain expertise in constructing, installing, and repairing various structures using different carpentry materials and tools.

Our experienced faculty provides expert guidance, ensuring students develop a strong foundation in carpentry craftsmanship and project management skills. Emphasizing workplace health and safety practices, the program instills a safety-first approach in students as they work on real-world carpentry projects.

Upon completion of the program, graduates become qualified carpenters ready to embark on a rewarding career in the construction industry. The Certificate III in Carpentry is recognized within the industry, validating students' expertise and enhancing their credibility as skilled carpenters. With a focus on practical knowledge and industry relevance, this program empowers students to unlock their potential and seize abundant opportunities in the dynamic world of carpentry.

Course Name: CPC30220 - Certificate III in Carpentry

Cricos Code: 104859F

Duration: 104 weeks including breaks

Intake: Monthly Refer to Intake Dates

Delivery Mode
  • For Domestic students: face-face classroom-based and/or workplace training
  • For international students: face-face classroom based.
Course Requirement
  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 11 or equivalent
  • Mature age students can also enter based on an interview with VIT staff

Minimum Age Requirement

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Cert III in EAL / Academic IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Satisfactorily completed ELICOS at to at least Upper Intermediate level
  • Completed equivalent of Australian Year 11 qualification from any of the English speaking countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • Completion of any Australian AQF Certificate III or higher qualification
  • Satisfactorily completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (satisfactorily for this purpose would mean that the applicant has completed 50% or more of the semester load)
  • Completed a Placement Test devised and administered by VIT or a nominated accredited agency

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Level 6, 118 Queen Street


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Level 2, 112 Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000

14 Adam Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia 5007

Course Structure

The Certificate III in Carpentry program offers a comprehensive learning experience, equipping students with essential carpentry skills and knowledge. Through hands-on training and theoretical coursework, students gain expertise in constructing, installing, and repairing structures using various carpentry materials and tools.

Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Conduct workplace communication

Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements

Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work

Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

Apply basic levelling procedures

Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

Install lining, panelling and moulding

Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs

Install exterior cladding

Install windows and doors

Carry out measurements and calculations

Use carpentry tools and equipment

Handle carpentry materials

Work safely at heights

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Carry out setting out

Carry out concreting to simple forms

Carry out levelling operations

Construct and erect wall frames

Construct ceiling frames

Install flooring systems

Construct pitched roofs

Construct eaves

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

Erect roof trusses

Calculate costs of construction work

Erect and dismantle jump-form formwork

Plan and organise work

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

Carry out hand excavation

Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

Calculate costs of construction work

Training Pathways

After achieving Certificate III in Carpentry, individuals could progress to Certificate IV in Building and Construction or Diploma of Building and Construction.

Assessment Methods

The Institute will use the following assessment methods during this course which include and may not be limited to Questions, Assignments, Projects, Case Studies, Activities, Third Party Reports/Logbooks, Portfolio, Observations, Tests and Written Assessments.


Your Certificate III in Carpentry career outlook

Completing the Certificate III in Carpentry opens up a world of promising career opportunities in the construction industry. As a qualified carpenter, you can work on diverse projects ranging from residential and commercial buildings to infrastructure developments. With strong skills in constructing, installing, and repairing structures, you become an essential asset to construction companies, builders, and contractors.

As the demand for skilled carpenters continues to grow, your expertise will be sought after in both urban and regional areas. From renovations and restorations to new constructions, your carpentry proficiency allows you to contribute to building communities and shaping modern living spaces.

Whether you choose to work independently or collaborate within a team, your Certificate III in Carpentry will set you on a rewarding career path, where your craftsmanship, attention to detail, and project management abilities will be highly valued. Embrace a future of professional growth and personal fulfillment as you carve your way to success in the dynamic world of carpentry.

Construction Carpenter

As a Construction Carpenter, you will play a vital role in the construction industry, working on various building projects. Your responsibilities will include interpreting blueprints, measuring and cutting materials, assembling and installing structures, and ensuring the precision and stability of the construction. From framing walls and roofs to installing windows and doors, your expertise in carpentry will contribute to creating safe and functional spaces for residential, commercial, and infrastructure developments. Attention to detail, adherence to safety protocols, and the ability to work effectively within a team are essential traits for excelling in this role.

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Renovation Carpenter

As a Renovation Carpenter, you will specialize in restoring and renovating existing structures to breathe new life into homes and buildings. Your skills in repair work, remodeling, and finishing will be crucial in transforming outdated spaces into modern and functional environments. From installing new fixtures and fittings to repairing damaged structures, your expertise in carpentry will enhance the aesthetics and functionality of spaces. You will collaborate with clients, architects, and other construction professionals to bring renovation projects to life, making creativity, problem-solving, and effective communication vital components of your success in this role.

Finish Carpenter

As a Finish Carpenter, you will be responsible for adding the final touches and decorative elements to construction projects. Your expertise in crafting and installing fine details, such as trim work, molding, cabinetry, and custom fixtures, will enhance the aesthetic appeal of homes, offices, and commercial spaces. Precision and attention to detail are essential in this role, as you will work on intricate designs and ensure seamless integration of finishing elements. Collaborating with interior designers and architects, your craftsmanship will elevate the overall look and feel of the completed project, making you an indispensable part of creating visually stunning and sophisticated spaces.

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