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What will I learn?

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, carpentry skills are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies for qualified carpenters and joiners. This is a very large occupation with around 69,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

In this course, you'll learn how to construct, install, finish and repair structures and fixtures for residential, commercial and industrial developments. You will work with a range of tools, equipment and materials to construct frames for walls and ceilings, construct pitched and advanced roofs and eaves, and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground.

This course, delivered by our highly experienced and passionate teachers, will see you graduate with the skills that will allow you to become a qualified carpenter or joiner.

This course is also offered in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and wide bay burnett


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units.


CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Job Prospects

  • Carpenter and Joiner

Which department am I in?

TAFE Queensland Brisbane



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$11,400.00 (6,27,063) per year
AUD $22,800 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022, 23 January 2023


Acacia Ridge Campus

247 Bradman Street,



4110, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$11,400.00 (6,27,063) per year
AUD $22,800 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022


Nambour Campus

91 Windsor Road,



4560, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About TAFE Queensland

Nearly 86% of TAFE Queensland’s graduates find suitable employment or move on to further study after graduation.

  • Programs taught by experts in various fields
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