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 No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 30 weeks

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

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