Project: Carpentry and Joinery

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As directed by the Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) at their February 2020 meeting, the Construction Industry Reference Committee has re-packaged the Certificate III in Carpentry and undertaken a survey to validate the proposed qualification – CPC Release 5.0.

Proposed key changes:

The key changes to the proposed Certificate III in Carpentry are:

  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry has been removed from the qualification.
  • An additional five units have been added to the Group A; Specialist Stream electives:
  • CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads
  • CPCCCA3027 Set up, operate and maintain indirect action power-actuated power tools
  • CPCCCM2002 Carry out hand excavation
  • CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • CPCCSF2004 Place and fix reinforcement materials.
  • The packaging rules have been amended to allow the choice of two units from any group or current training package as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintains the AQF level of this qualification.
  • The number of general electives has been increased from six to seven.
  • The number of units required has changed from 33 to 34.
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work has been added to the general electives.

What happens next

The draft Case for Endorsement, qualifications and units of competency have been provided to the State Training Authorities for their support of the project going forward. It is anticipated that the Case for Endorsement will be considered by the AISC at their meeting in August 2020.

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Case for Endorsement - Carpentry and Joinery
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
Credit Arrangements CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
Credit Arrangements CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
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Units of Competency - Carpentry and Joinery
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Project Contact
Contact: David Morgan

Project last updated: July 2020
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