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Program Overview

Qualification Description

This 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 of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that 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.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


Program Requirements

Every day you attend Victoria Polytechnic you are expected to bring the following tools and equipment.

Tape measure               1m folding rule                  Nail bag                 Chisels

Square                           Carpenters pencil            Stanley knife           Bevel

Hammer                        Hand saw                          Nail punch              String line

Pen and paper               Chalk line

Skills Recognition Online Tool

If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


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      Program Quick Guide

      This course is delivered flexibly.  The majority of the theory for each unit is delivered via a range on on-line learning activities that must be completed prior to attending course workshops in which you will apply the theory learnt and practice your skills and technique.

      The course can be completed at your own pace.  If you wish to accelerate progress the minimum completion timeframe would be approximately 6 months, the average duration is 12 months, however you can take up to 18 months to complete the program.  Speed of completion will depend on your current level of experience and your ability to complete training and assessment activities in the workplace. 

      The course has rolling enrolments, meaning you can join the course at any time, this may effect the order of which unit is commenced first however the order will not change. 

      Click HERE for more information about the course.


        Program Structure including Practical Work Placements

        To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 30 units as follows:

        22 Core Units:

        • CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment
        • CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials
        • CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
        • CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out
        • CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations
        • 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
        • CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
        • CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
        • CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
        • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
        • CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
        • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

        and 8 Elective Units:

        • CPCCCA3010A   Install and replace windows and doors
        • CPCCCA3012A   Frame and fit wet area fixtures
        • CPCCCA3013A   Install lining, panelling and moulding
        • CPCCCA3016A   Construct timber external stairs
        • CPCCCA3018A   Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps
        • CPCCCA2003A   Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground
        • CPCCCA3009B   Construct advanced roofs
        • CPCCCA3017B   Install exterior cladding


        Workplace Health & Safety (including practical lab classes)

        It is important that you are aware of health and safety in the workplace at all times.


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