Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining - CPC31211


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 wall and ceiling lining.


  • 26 units: 19 core
  • 7 elective


  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • Plan and organise work
  • Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
  • Use manual handling equipment to manoeuvre plaster products
  • Install ceiling insulation
  • Store plasterboard and related products
  • Manually sand plaster work
  • Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Load and unload plaster and plaster-related products
  • Finish plasterboard joins manually
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Work safely at heights
  • Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Install suspended ceilings
  • Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
  • Mix plastering compounds
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas
  • Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches
  • Inspect equipment for serviceability
  • Construct bulkheads
  • Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
  • Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products
  • Manage small business finances
  • Fix wet area sheets
  • Install batt insulation products
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Plan travel routes
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Install and finish columns
  • Complete penetrations and flashings
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Fix battens
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings
  • Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • Assemble partitions
  • Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
  • Rectify faults in plaster applications
  • Fix fibre cement board

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lidcombe College No
Maitland Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 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-eligiblePAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCEFees: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/feesPayment - funding: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/payment-fundingADDITIONAL RESOURCESResources may be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $70 - textbook fee.RECOGNITIONRecognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.Find out more about recognition: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers

Campuses: Maitland Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Safety Glasses: $10.00- Ear Protection: $20.00- Rubber Gloves: $5.00- Dust Mask: $5.00- Cut Proof Gloves: $10.00- Building Skills series, Foundation Skills: Painting and Decorating, and Mortar Trades, ISBN:978144527706(pbk) Publisher Pearson Australia: $70.00

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