Undertake your apprenticeship with our flexible training model to receive unparalleled support from a qualified trainer and remove the need to leave the worksite to receive training.

The Certificate III is Employment-based training. Apprentices must have an employer with a full scope of work and be supervised by a qualified person to begin their Certificate III in Carpentry.

You or your employer will be required to pay student contribution fees as indicated in the schedule of fees below, however there are circumstances in which you may be exempt. Contact administration to find out how.

Upon successful completion, Apprentices will be issued with a Qualification testamur and record of results for the CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry. This trade qualification has 30 units of competency which consist of 22 core units and 8 elective units.

Our trainers focus on matching each Apprentices learning progress, with the on-the-job experience gained on a weekly basis. Progress is monitored regularly, based around the objectives of a customised training plan created for each student. Employers will be regularly advised of the Apprentices’ progression.

Staysafe Industry Training also provides Apprentices with a comprehensive portfolio of their work required for potential further education in the building and construction industry.

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Incentives, costs and other financial information

To find out what incentives are available to employers and apprentices, click on this link for more information

Schedule of fees

Unit of competency Core/Elective Nominal Hours Contribution fee |
Nominal hours x $1.60
(No GST)
Concessional subsidy rate |
Nominal hours x $0.64
(No GST)
Fee free rate
Subject to
eligibility criteria
CPCCWHS2001 – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Core 16 $25.60 $10.24 0.00
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment Core 96 $153.60 $61.44 0.00
CPCCCM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM1013 Plan and organise work Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM1014 Conduct workplace communication Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core 8 $12.80 $5.12 0.00
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation Core 16 $25.60 $10.24 0.00
CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools Core 16 $25.60 $10.24 0.00
CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Core 32 $51.20 $20.48 0.00
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Core 24 $38.40 $15.36 0.00
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems Core 40 $64.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames Core 60 $96.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses Core 40 $64.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs Core 60 $96.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames Core 32 $51.20 $20.48 0.00
CPCCCM3006 Carry out levelling operations Core 24 $38.40 $15.36 0.00
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core 40 $64.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCCA2003 Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Elective 24 $38.40 $15.36 0.00
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls Elective 40 $64.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCCA3014A Construct Bulkheads Elective 16 $25.60 $10.24 0.00
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs Elective 40 $64.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding Elective 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective 24 $38.40 $15.36 0.00
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors Elective 70 $112.00 $44.80 0.00
CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective 80 $128.00 $51.20 0.00
22 Core Units and 8 Elective units of competency

COVID-19 Advice to Apprentices

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

The State Government is responding to the needs of all Queenslanders impacted by novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training acknowledges that this is a challenging time for the VET sector and to support pre-qualified suppliers and their students the department has compiled the following information.

General information for VET providers and students

VET providers may extend and/or implement the use of web based communication systems, for example Skype, in place of face-to-face training and assessment where possible.

For further information on this, call 1300 701 801 or visit the ASQA website –

Providers are encouraged to promote social distancing, the details are updated regularly –

COVID-19 Advice to Apprentices

Information for apprentices, trainees, supervising registered training organisations and employers

Supervising Registered Training Organisations (SRTO) should consider the following steps when undertaking training and assessment services for affected apprentices and trainees:

Where a SRTO is unable to enter a workplace due to COVID19 restrictions,  they have the ability to negotiate with the employer and apprentice/trainee as to how training and assessment is delivered;

If training and assessment is currently undertaken in a classroom environment and the employer or apprentice/trainee do not want the student to attend, and delivery online or via workbooks is practicable, the SRTO should try to meet the request in the most reasonable and practicable way;

If after consultation with the employer or apprentice/trainee a reasonable and practicable delivery solution cannot be achieved, the SRTO should document the communication that occurred with the employer and apprentice/trainee outlining the attempts made;

When training and assessment services return to normal, SRTOs will be expected to re-negotiate the training plan with the employer and apprentice/trainee;

The department will take into consideration the specific situation in relation to amendments (including possible extension) to the training contract