Certificate III in Joinery - CPC31912


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It provides a trade outcome in joinery and covering work for residential and commercial applications.


  • 30 units: 16 core
  • 14 electives


  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components
  • Assemble and install stairs
  • Plan and organise work
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Package manufactured products for transport
  • Prepare surfaces for painting
  • Apply and trim decorative finishes
  • Install and replace windows and doors
  • Manufacture joinery components
  • Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
  • Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Use computer-controlled machinery
  • Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors
  • Use static machines
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Construct timber external stairs
  • Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
  • Construct bulkheads
  • Construct fabricated stairs
  • Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
  • Manage small business finances
  • Prepare for off-site manufacturing process
  • Cut and install glass
  • Apply finishes
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Work safely at heights
  • Assemble components
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Design and set out stairs
  • Place and fix reinforcement materials
  • Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs
  • Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
  • Assemble partitions

Study pathways

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lidcombe College Domestic: $15,390
  • Part-time : 3 years
Maitland Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 30 weeks
Wollongong Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Lidcombe College.

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply. If you are a registered apprentice, you may be eligible for a Fee Free Apprenticeship, which will be verified at enrolment.The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**There are materials fees for selected practical assessment projects that are yours to keep once competence is achieved. Prices are as follows:First year - $110.00Second year - $285.00Third year - $165.00

Campuses: Maitland Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Approximate cost is $260.00- Textbook - Basic Building and Construction Skills (5th Edition) ISBN 9790170357944- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)- Bring your own device (laptop or tablet) if you have one

Campuses: Wollongong Campus.

"**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Students are required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.

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