Basic Carpentry

This course is for the person who would like to learn the basic skill set in becoming a Carpenter


Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to the building industry

Module 2: Interpret basic building drawings

Module 3: Set out and construct basic joints

Module 4: Determine and Transfer levels

Module 5: Prepare and erect timber formwork for a rectangular column

Module 6: Prepare and erect timber formwork for an L-Shaped wall

Module 7: Prepare and erect a brandered ceiling and install insulation

Module 8: Prepare and erect a timber ceiling

Module 9: Cut and fit architrave and skirting

Module 10: Prepare and fit tongue and groove wall paneling

Module 11: Fit and hang a single door to a steel door frame

What type of course is this?

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

What is the cost of this Course?

R14 662.50 (incl. VAT)

Price Includes: Lunch, Learning material, Facilitation, SETA Learner uploading, SETA Learner registration, Internal assessment, Internal moderation, Internal Certification, transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

How long is this course?

This is a full time course: 20 working days (4 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements


Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.



On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

  • Registration on CETA National Learner Data Base
  • CETA statement of results for the following units: