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CPC30220 – Certificate III in Carpentry


The CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry covers the essentials skills and knowledge required to commence your career as a qualified tradesman in the construction industry. This is a trade qualification for carpenters in residential and commercial workplaces. It includes setting out, manufacturing, constructing, assembling, installing and repairing products made using timber and non-timber materials. MBA Group Training deliver the CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry qualification through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.


Start date: Block training commences in January and is delivered at various dates throughout the calendar year
Course length: 3-4 years full time
Location: Skills Centre - 1 Iron Knob Street Fyshwick ACT 2609
Course Times: Training is scheduled in 6 x 1 week blocks - 8.00am - 4.00pm
Study mode: Full Time


Stage 1: $550
Stage 2: $800
Stage 3: $800

Text book: $60 each, 1 x textbook required for each stage
Drawing Kit: $150 (can be purchased from MBA GT, or supplied by the student)

Stage fees are payable by the employer - resource fees are payable by the student or employer 


Those wishing to undertake this course must:

  • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment
  • Complete an Asbestos Awareness and Silica Awareness course mandated by ACT Government
  • Complete Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) prior to commencing work a construction site - achievement of unit CPCWHS1001 covers this requirement.
  • Have or obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and provide this to the RTO prior to, or at, enrolment. MBA Group Training Ltd is authorised under section 9 of the Student Identifier Regulation Act 2014 to collect or use a student identifier.

Participants must also complete Silica Awareness course mandated by ACT Government prior to the end of June 2023. This course will be an entry requirement for any participant commencing after 1 July 2023. 


This qualification contains 34 units of competency, including core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a units to address specialist fields of work. Please click here to download MBA GT's CPC30220 content and delivery outline.


This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Carpenter - Commercial
  • Carpenter - Formwork
  • Carpenter – Residential

Further training pathways include CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.


Competent participants will be issued with a National Recognised Certificate III in Carpentry (CPC30220) on completion of this course. Participants who do not complete the course will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for Certificate III in Carpentry - (CPC30220) for any units of competency achieved.

A copy of all relevant MBA Group Training policies and procedures can be found here. Students will be provided with a copy of  applicable policies and procedures, along with a student handbook at the time of enrolment. 

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