Partial Certificate III in Carpentry gives Year 12 students a pathway to an apprenticeship as a Carpenter or Carpenter/Joiner while earning up to 40 credits towards Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

On completion, students are awarded a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification. In this hands-on 28 week course, students spend one day a week preparing for employment by learning work-specific skills in a simulated work environment that meets the needs of the carpentry and joinery industry. Students must demonstrate competency in seven units covering the knowledge and skills typical of those performed by apprenticeships in the early stages of training.

Topics include: using carpentry tools and equipment, carrying out setting out, carrying out levelling operations, installing lining, panelling and moulding, constructing bulkheads, framing and fitting wet area features, fixing standard plasterboard wall sheets. Students should also spend time in a workplace to gain on-the-job training and mentoring while developing their technical skills and becoming more employable.

Partial Certificate III in Carpentry Stage 2 can be studied as a stand-alone Vocational Education and Training subject or as part of a School-based Apprenticeship. 

Core units

  • CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment 96 hrs
  • CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out 24 hrs
  • CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations 24 hrs
  • CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials 16 hrs


Elective units

  • CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding 40 hrs
  • CPCCCA2003A Formwork for footings and slabs on ground 24hrs
  • CPCCPB3001A Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets 60 hrs


Additional Fee for Service module

  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the Construction Industry

No TGSS subsidy is available for this course.  

To see when the next Partial Certificate III in Carpentry course is being offered, please check the online calendar. To book your place in the next course, please contact your home school VET Coordinator.

Grand Junction Trade
Training Centre

Reception: (08) 8334 8300

ABN: 69 060 056 639


Phone (08) 8334 8334

SMS 0409 143 820


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