Bring creativity and an eye for detail to the table, and create impressive components for a variety of structures and environments by studying the Certificate III in Joinery. This course is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Building Trades industry.
Joiners are responsible for creating the featured elements in any residential or commercial building, including the windows, doors, staircases, and more. In this course, students will learn to use computer-based machinery, read plans, and make decisions about components of doors, windows, workstations, or showcases.
This course is delivered as an apprenticeship.
Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.
This course prepares you to work in the building & construction industry as a Joiner.
Working in this industry can also be physically demanding whilst working outdoors or onsite. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.
Course Dates & Times
Wangaratta - Docker Street
Apprenticeship - Open from 14th February - 2022
Detailed Fee Information
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:
- are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
- will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.
Course Fees consist of 3 different components:
- Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
- an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
- an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
- ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
- Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
- Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.
Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
Learn more about fees, charges, refunds and payment options
This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.
Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
- Attend an interview.
- Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
- Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy, and numeracy levels are met for the course.
- Complete the general induction-training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement.
- Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract before applying for this course.
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Knowledge tests
- Work observation evidence
- Online assessments
Attendance & Commitment
The course runs over a 4 year period, and apprentices are enrolled in either full-time or part-time training. Students attend GOTAFE 10 times over the duration of the course, with each block consisting of 5 days, Monday to Friday. The amount of on-campus days required for apprentices is totally dependent on industry needs and is completely adaptable to the employer and apprentice in this flexible delivery model.
Training is undertaken onsite and in a workshop model which includes access to and use of a Simulated Workshop where the students can practice their skills and demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired. Students are required to attend all classes where possible and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.
Resources to be provided by students:
- Standard building site workwear (hi-vis shirts and standard work pants or shorts)
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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.
A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.
Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.
Jobs and study options
Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.
Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.
Support for personal issues
We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.
Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.
We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
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
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
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.
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