Certificate III in Joinery - CPC31920

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

This qualification provides a trade outcome in joinery covering work for residential and commercial applications.Occupational titles may includeJoinerStair builder.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.


  • Cut and install glass
  • Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
  • Work safely at heights
  • Assemble and install stairs
  • Package manufactured products for transport
  • Apply and trim decorative additions to shopfittings and components
  • Fabricate shopfitting components using CNC machines
  • Manufacture and assemble joinery components
  • Fabricate synthetic solid surface products
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Install lining, panelling and moulding
  • Prepare existing coated surface for painting
  • Assemble components
  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components
  • Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
  • Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs
  • Install flooring systems
  • Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
  • Construct and install bulkheads
  • Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Calculate costs of construction work
  • Construct, assemble and install composite external stairs
  • Design and set out stairs
  • Plan and organise work
  • Prepare shopfittings and surfaces and apply liquid finishes
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Install windows and doors
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs
  • Process materials to produce components using static machines
  • Erect roof trusses
  • Manufacture stair components for curved and geometric stairs
  • Construct and erect wall frames
  • Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Assemble partitions
  • Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
  • Use computer-controlled machinery
  • Frame and fit wet area fixtures
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Sunshine Domestic: $19,400
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Sunshine.

Certificate IV and below – Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only.Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged as an annual fee per calendar year. The maximum SSAF may apply for 2022 is $157.50. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

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