Certificate III in Joinery

Course Code CPC31912
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1037 hours

Course Overview

The CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Joiner.

Joiners create the featured elements that the rest of the building and consultation industry use: windows, doors or staircases. With our Certificate III in Joinery, we teach you to use computer based machinery and associated programs. You will gain the skills and knowledge for the tools and equipment associated with the joinery industry. Read plans and make decisions about components of doors/windows, workstations or showcases.

Apprentices are the centre of the Building and Construction team at GOTAFE. We have been nurturing talent and teaching skills for decades. We provide life and work mentoring to our apprentices so you’re ready to hit the ground running.

CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery provides a trade outcome in joinery covering work for residential and commercial applications.

This course is delivered as an Apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Building Trades industry.

Working in this industry can also be physically demanding whilst working outdoors or on on-site. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery, you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

The amount of on-campus days required for apprentices is totally dependent on industry needs and completely adaptable to the employer and apprentice in this flexible delivery model. The workshops are open 5 days per week to suit everyone.

You are required to attend all classes where possible and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name Andrew McGranahan
Email amcgranaha@gotafe.vic.edu.au
Phone 03 5723 6331
Location Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 1,037 $2.90 $3,007.30 $14.00 $14,518.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 1,037 $0.58 $601.46 $14.00 $14,518.00
Full Fee 1,037 $6.15 $6,377.55 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,037 $0.90 $933.30 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

Completion of the general induction-training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
Units of Competency

CPC31912 – Core Units

CPCCCM2006B – Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCA2011A – Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCJN3003A – Manufacture Components For Door And Window Frames And Doors
CPCCJN3004A – Manufacture Joinery Components
CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCSH3001A – Set Out And Assemble Cabinets, Showcases, Wall Units, Counters And Workstations
CPCCCA2002B – Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCJN3002A – Use Computer-controlled Machinery
CPCCCM2007B – Use explosive power tools
CPCCJN3001A – Use Static Machines
CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM2010B – Work safely at heights

CPC31912 – Elective Units

CPCCSH2003A – Apply And Install Sealant And Sealant Devices
CPCCSH3005A – Apply And Trim Decorative Finishes
MSFFF2006 – Apply surface coatings by spray gun
CPCCJN2001A – Assemble Components
CPCCCA3015A – Assemble Partitions
CPCCCA3001A – Carry Out General Demolition of Minor Building Structures
CPCCCA3001A – Carry Out General Demolition of Minor Building Structures
MSFKB3004 – Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
CPCCCA3014A – Construct Bulkheads
CPCCCA3016A – Construct Timber External Stairs
CPCCJS3011A – Design And Set Out Stairs
CPCCCA3012A – Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
CPCCCA3012A – Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
CPCCCA3010A – Install And Replace Windows And Doors
CPCCCA3010A – Install And Replace Windows And Doors
MSFKB3006 – Install fitted cabinets and components
CPCCCA3013A – Install Lining, Panelling And Moulding
CPCCJS3002A – Manufacture Stair Components For Straight Flighted Stairs
CPCCJN2003A – Package manufactured products for transport
CPCCJN2002B – Prepare for off-site manufacturing process
CPCCCA3011A – Refurbish Timber Sashes To Window Frames

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation evidence
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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