Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining - CPC31220

Bendigo TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01218G

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work wall and ceiling liner. Wall and ceiling liners apply and fix linings for non-structural walls and ceilings.Occupational titles may include:Wall and ceiling linerDrywallerPlasterer.State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia modelCode of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industrymeets this requirement.


  • Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
  • Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
  • Complete penetrations and flashings
  • Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arch substrate
  • Work safely at heights
  • Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
  • Install and finish columns
  • Install ceiling insulation products
  • Investigate business opportunities
  • Inspect equipment for serviceability
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • Fix battens
  • Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
  • Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • Rectify faults in drywall applications
  • Fix wet area sheets
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Finish plasterboard joints manually
  • Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Construct and install bulkheads
  • Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Install bulk insulation and pliable membrane products
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Install prefabricated internal shopfitting units
  • Mix plastering compounds
  • Plan and organise work
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates
  • Manage finances for new business ventures
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Fix fibre cement board
  • Install windows and doors
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • Install suspended ceilings
  • Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Assemble partitions
  • Manually sand plaster work
  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Charleston Road Domestic: $16,970
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year

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