CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

  • Convert your years of experience into a nationally recognised qualification 
  • Start anytime
  • No time off site - fit your evidence gathering around your work and family commitments
  • No need to attend classes
  • You could earn a qualification in as little as 3 months  
  • We service anywhere in NSW
  • We come to you! Our assessors come to your workplace to conduct the skills assessment
  • Unlock your earning potential 


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On successful completion of your assessment, you will be eligible to receive a CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry.

Once your assessment has been successfully completed and has been passed through a Quality Assurance review, you should receive your certificate within 28 days. 



Add your details below for more information and to receive an information brochure.


CLICK HERE to do your online quiz



Tony Polifrone, 26 years, Concrete Formworker

To further his career, Tony came to the Master Builders start on the pathway to a building licence. As part of this journey, he needed to complete the Certificate III in Carpentry.

“The RPL process at Master Builders has been really good. My assessor Ashley is a very good advisor and I’ve been learning a lot. If anyone has work experience in the industry, I’d recommend on-site RPL at Master Builders because it’s quick. For me I get my certificate quicker because Master Builders come to my work site and I get assessed on the day”.


Joel Dunn, 69 years, Carpenter

After all these years of working in the industry, Joel finally decided to finish his Certificate III in Carpentry qualification with Master Builders.

“I’ve been working as a carpenter for over 50 years and if somebody came up to me and said show me your Carpenter certificate, I couldn’t show them. It would be nice to have that bit of paper up on the office wall. I can’t really take three years off work and go start at TAFE again. With on-site RPL, all the correspondence has been done over the phone and by photos for the last six months. Master Builders have been terrific. They’ve been really responsive. My assessor Ashley guides me all the way and he’s a top bloke”.

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Once you have completed your online quiz and your enrolment is confirmed, you will receive an RPL kit that will guide you through the on-site RPL process, starting with:

  • Demonstrating to us your knowledge by answering questions
  • Demonstrate your skills by gathering evidence of your industry experience (see Evidence section below for more information)
  • Determine the tasks that you do not have evidence of completing previously

What is the eligibility criteria for Carpentry RPL?

You must have:

  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time experience in Carpentry within the last 10 years
  • Valid White Card (general construction induction card)
  • Currently working on-site and access to tools of the trade
  • Details of 2 qualified/licensed referees within the relevant industry to confirm your work history/experience who have worked with you for 12 months or more 
  • Answer at least 80% of the online quiz correctly during your application process


The evidence that you will need to gather for your Carpentry RPL program should include:

  • Video footage of your performing tasks on site
  • Time-lapse photos of you performing tasks on site
  • Certificates you have already gained 
  • Project management documentation

You will need to demonstrate your skills in the following on-site tasks:

  • Planning and preparing for work tasks
  • Conducting a toolbox or team meeting
  • Setting out a site (using survey and levelling equipment, string lines and pegs)
  • Excavating an area prior to concreting
  • Constructing Formwork for a slab on ground
  • Concreting (approx. 4 sq. metres)
  • Building and installing flooring systems
  • Constructing and erecting wall frames
  • Set out, construct and erect a ceiling frame
  • Use Explosive Power Tools to fix metal or timber to steel, concrete and masonry bases
  • Pitch a roof (including hip and valley, scotch valley, and broken hip and valley)
  • Erecting roof trusses
  • Erecting and dismantling scaffolding (and conducting some work on the scaffold)
  • Construct eaves, including boxed, raking, and fascia and barge
  • Install and replace windows and sliding glass doors
  • Hang single and double doors
  • Install cladding panels
  • Constructing timber stairs and formwork for ramps
  • Constructing and installing a curved bulkhead
  • Install a bath and shower
  • Construct and install framing for a sink or basin
  • Construct and install partitions
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Housekeeping for site
  • Demolish a section of standard house including a load bearing wall

What happens with the on-site assessment?

Once you have submitted your answers and the evidence you have gathered, one of our industry professional assessors will review them and will advise you if any additional evidence is required. 

When your evidence is complete, your assessor will organise a time to visit you on-site.

On-site, our assessor will:

  • Observe you working on current projects demonstrating your skills
  • Take notes of what they observe you demonstrating and assess your skill level
  • Work together with you to identify any gaps in your knowledge and skills and put a plan in place to fill those skills gaps

After all the evidence is gathered, the answers are marked, and you are observed and assessed on-site, your RPL process will be complete.


Master Builders has a contract with the NSW Government (Department of Industry) to offer and provide training and assessment programs under the government's Smart and Skilled program.

Eligibility and course availability criteria apply. To find out if you are eligible visit the Smart and Skilled NSW website. Master Builders learning consultants can also assist you with your enquiries.

How do I find out about becoming a licenced trade professional?

NSW Fair Trading provides all licensing for tradespeople who work in the building and construction industry of New South Wales.

Find out everything you need to know about becoming a licenced trade professional on the NSW Fair Trading website.