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CPC31920 – Certificate III in Joinery

Building & Construction

Course Description

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

29 units of competency:

18 core units of competency

11 elective units of competency.

18 core units 11 elective units
CPCCCA2002 – Use carpentry tools and equipment

CPCCCA2011 – Handle carpentry materials

CPCCCA3010 – Install windows and doors

CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3004 – Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications

CPCCJN2003 – Package manufactured products for transport

CPCCJN3002 – Use computer-controlled machinery

CPCCJN3004 – Manufacture and assemble joinery components

CPCCJN3100 – Process materials to produce components using static machines

CPCCJS3002 – Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs

CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCOM2001 – Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCOM3001 – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements

MSFFM3011 – Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products

CPCCCA3012 – Frame and fit wet area fixtures

CPCCCA3024 – Install lining, panelling and moulding

CPCCJN3003 – Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames

CPCCJS3004 – Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components

CPCCJS3011 – Design and set out stairs

CPCCPD3021 – Prepare existing coated surface for painting

CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work

CPCCJN2001 – Assemble components 

CPCCSH2003 – Apply and install sealant and sealant devices

CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCWHS3001 – Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies


Course Duration & Mode of Delivery

CTC offers this qualification by either RPL or by Training and assessment.

Enrolment is valid for two years.

Typically, RPL’s take 3 months but can be longer.  Those undertaking a training and assessment program typically take 24 months to complete the course.


Both pathways make use of our Online Learning Management system as a source of documentation.

Both RPL and Training and Assessment require face to face interaction, with training and assessment requiring two days of face to face classroom attendance per week.

Participants must be working in the industry and have the support of their employers.

Commencement Date

Please contact our office to obtain our course commencement dates.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition is available to all learners of the RTO. An application for Recognition can be made on the Application for Recognition Form.

Refund Policy and Deferments

Please refer to our Student Handbook for full details

Study Pathways

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) Or any other relevant qualification

Employment Opportunities

This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in construction roles in businesses and other industries requiring building and construction qualifications.

Entry Requirements

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an existing worker in a building supervision role
  • have the support of their supervisor and employer
  • hold a minimum of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)
  • able to commit to the course duration and time commitment
  • Have already attained a “Whitecard”
  • Satisfactorily completed our Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  • Have a completed workplace support agreement, which confirms the resources required for training and assessment will be made available to the student.

Additional Requirements

Students will need to have an internet-capable laptop.

RPL Students will need this to access and potentially submit their RPL evidence

Training and Assessment Students will need this to access the learning and assessment material both in class and at home.

Course Fee

Contact our office for the current course fees for RPL and Training and Assessment

Contact Details

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