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Trade up to a career in carpentry

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to work as carpenter in the building and construction industry.

Learn how to plan and organise work; read and interpret plans and specifications; construct timber walls; install and replace windows and doors; construct pitched roofs, ceiling frames and eaves; use a laser and dumpy level; frame and fit fixtures in wet areas; and erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground. You will also gain skills in a number of other areas including working safely at heights and erecting scaffold. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Acacia Ridge, Gold Coast - Ashmore

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Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Study Engineering at TAFE

Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Acacia Ridge Full time Classroom 05/02/2018
09/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
10/02/2020
Ashmore, Gold Coast Full Time Classroom

05/02/2018
09/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
10/02/2020

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • 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. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10.

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 Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location:

All students must have the following items on their first day of class attendance (included in course fees at Ashmore campus):

Personal protection equipment:
• Safety footwear (AS2210)
• Clear safety glasses (AS1337)
• Hearing protection (AS1270)
• Hard hat (AS/NZS1801)
• Protective clothing (shirt and pants)

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

The following materials are not included in the course fees at either campus:

Materials list:
• Nailbag, hammer and basic tools
• 8m tape
• Carpenters pencils
• Soft eraser
• Biro pens
• A4 notebook
• Calculator (square root function required)

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

​Acacia Ridge campus:

Monday and Tuesday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Wednesday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Ashmore campus:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Acacia Ridge campus:

Up to 400 hours of vocational placement is mandatory for international students

Ashmore campus:

240 hours per year of vocational placement is mandatory for international students. TAFE Queensland will assist students in finding host employers.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 31 units:
Core Competencies: 22
Elective Competencies: 8

CPCCWHS1001 must also be completed to allow access on construction sites for vocational placement

All locations

Mandatory and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Mandatory
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Mandatory
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment Mandatory
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Mandatory
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Mandatory
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Mandatory
CPCCCA3002A Carry out setting out Mandatory
CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation Mandatory
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Mandatory
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Mandatory
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Mandatory
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations Mandatory
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms Mandatory
CPCCCA3003A Install flooring systems Mandatory
CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames Mandatory
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures Mandatory
CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses Mandatory
CPCCCA3008B Construct eaves Mandatory
CPCCCA3005B Construct ceiling frames Mandatory
CPCCCA3007C Construct pitched roofs Mandatory
CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground Elective
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials Elective
CPCCCA3017B Install exterior cladding Elective
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding Elective
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors Elective
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures Elective
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs Elective
CPCCCA3018A Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps Elective
CPCCCA3019A Erect and dismantle formwork to suspended slabs, columns, beams and walls Elective Alternative Stage 8 Elective Unit
CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs Elective Alternative Stage 8 Elective Unit
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions Elective Alternative Stage 8 Elective Unit
VPC200 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
VPC201 Vocational placement 200 hours Year 2 Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Acacia Ridge, SkillsTech $22,000 2 Years
Ashmore, Gold Coast $22,000 2 Years

Additional costs

Acacia Ridge campus

Please note you may be required to pay for text books and personal protective clothing and equipment such as safety boots etc. (approximately AUD $350).

Ashmore campus

The following resources are not included in the course fees:

  • Nail bag
  • Carpenter's hammer
  • 8m measuring tape
  • Carpenter's pencils
  • Biro pens
  • A4 notebook
  • Calculator (quare root function required)

Outcome

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry 095187J

Job prospects

  • Carpenter

Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 15 September 2017

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