Project: Carpentry and Joinery

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Project status

A proposed update to the Certificate III in Carpentry was not approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) at its February meeting.  The AISC directed the Construction Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to undertake further consultation on the packaging rules to ensure the qualification is responsive to employer needs and supports the ongoing viability of the apprenticeship model.

The AISC also directed removal of the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry from the core of the updated Certificate III in Carpentry.

The IRC has since reconsidered the qualification and has updated the packaging rules. The revised qualification is now available for validation.

The purpose of validation is to ensure:

  1. the proposed changes made to CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry meet industry needs and that the qualification is fit for purpose
  2. stakeholders support the proposed qualification and units of competency being submitted for endorsement.

Proposed key changes:

  • 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 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.

There has been no change to the proposed units of competency, only to the qualification template as itemised above.

Please note that the case for endorsement only includes the units native to the case. The remaining units have already been approved through other cases for endorsement.

What happens next

The draft training components are available for validation until 10th June 2020, please see downloads below, including:

  • explanation of where to locate each unit for both qualifications
  • units native to the Carpentry and the Joinery qualifications
  • units that have been endorsed but are yet to be implemented and are employed in either the Carpentry, Joinery, or both qualifications.

To add your input, please complete the short validation survey here.

The project is expected to be considered for implementation by AISC at their meeting on 12 August 2020.

Public consultation and feedback
Carpentry validation
Project downloads
CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
Credit Arrangements CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
Credit Arrangements CPC31920 Certificate III in Joinery
Locate Carpentry units
Locate Joinery units
Units of Competency - Carpentry and Joinery
Units of Competency (from other projects) - Carpentry and Joinery
Project Contact
Contact: David Morgan

Project last updated: June 2020
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