How to Grow Your Carpentry Experience and Skills

How to Grow Your Carpentry Experience and Skills


Interested in furthering your career? Whether you’re brand new to the industry or have some experience under the belt, there is no better way to progress in your career, step into leadership roles, or consider diving into self-employment than completing CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry.

Well versed in working with students new to the workforce and those who have years of experience and are looking for a change, Skill360 has the right course and support for you. With experienced industry professionals delivering each course, we help every student develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to step up on the job.

Wondering how Certificate III in Carpentry can help you advance your career? Read on.

What You’ll Learn Completing Certificate III in Carpentry

If you haven’t yet had a chance to review our course guide, some of the core and elective credits you’ll cover during the program include:

Core Units

  • Equipment Safety 101: Learn the basic skills of using carpentry tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Practical Application: Learn how to handle carpentry materials in the workplace.
  • Demolition Basics: Cover the skills and knowledge needed to safely carry out general demolition of minor building structures.
  • Wall Construction: Explore the skills and knowledge needed to construct and erect basic wall frames.
  • Ceiling Construction: Cover the basics required to construct ceiling frames.
  • Roofing: Learn to raise roof trusses under the guidance of on-site carpenters.

Elective Units

  • Learn how to plan and organise work for successful project completion.
  • Learn to set, operate, and maintain indirect action powder-actuated power tools.
  • Learn to safely assemble partitions.

Most often completed over 42-48 months, students will be required to choose their elective units when enrolling for the course. Check out this article exploring how long it takes most students to complete their course.

Arming students with the skills needed to get a job or advance in their career, exercising and honing your skills through on-site training and industry understanding will increase your employability and opportunities to be self-employed.

Balancing Course Requirements and Your Industry Workload

Each week students will conduct their on-site work and several hours of self-paced study. From reading, training videos, and some theoretical and practical assessments, students will gain accredited employment hours while expanding their understanding of the best practices and regulations guiding the industry.

On completion, some of the career opportunities and pathways available to successful graduates include:

  • Contractors Licence

Ready to get serious about your career? An Australian Contractors Licence is a high-level registration that can be applied for on successful completion of Certificate III in Carpentry.

  • Foremen, Supervisory Roles

You might have enrolled into Certificate III in Carpentry to expand the knowledge and skills that will increase your opportunities for promotions and leadership roles. Interested in leading a team? Certificate III in Carpentry is a great place to start.

  • Contractor Positions, Self-Employment

Think you might want to go it alone? If you want to work across job sites, clients, and states, contractors can take on great clients, staff members, and get to know the business back-end of the construction and building industries.

  • Building, Construction, and Carpentry

Want to work for a few years before deciding on a specialisation? Carpenters are in high demand across Australia and Certificate III in Carpentry is a nationally recognised qualification.

  • Higher Education

Think you might want to further your career? If you’re interested in a higher education course or degree, prepping yourself with first-hand industry experience and understanding is an excellent start. From Construction Project Management to Building Inspection, students who start in trades and then pursue further education to expand their career opportunities have a head start on their next opportunity.

Want to learn about the top benefits gained from completing Certificate III? Check out this article.

Complete Certificate III in Carpentry with Skill360

Want to take your next step along the career ladder? Certificate III in Carpentry is an excellent pathway to further career opportunities, regardless of your starting experience.

Wondering about the application process? Speak with the Skill360 team to learn more about the enrolment process, course expectations, and what types of financial aid are available to eligible students today.

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