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Certificate III in Joinery

CPC31912

Certificate III in Joinery – CPC31912

Course Overview

Joiners are responsible for creating the featured elements in any house or building, including the windows, doors, staircases, and more. Bring your creativity and eye for detail to your trade and create impressive components for a variety of structures and environments.

Studying the Certificate III in Joinery, you'll learn to use computer based machinery, read plans, and make decisions about components of doors, windows, workstations, or showcases. 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.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Building & Construction industry as a Joiner.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$3,308.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$664.00
3. Full Fee
$7,020.00
Course Materials
$1,037.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course
  • 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
Core Units
CPCCCA2002B
Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCCA2011A
Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCCM1012A
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A
Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A
Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006B
Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007B
Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
CPCCJN3001A
Use Static Machines
CPCCJN3002A
Use Computer-controlled Machinery
CPCCJN3003A
Manufacture Components For Door And Window Frames And Doors
CPCCJN3004A
Manufacture Joinery Components
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCSH3001A
Set Out And Assemble Cabinets, Showcases, Wall Units, Counters And Workstations
Elective Units
CPCCCA3001A
Carry Out General Demolition of Minor Building Structures
CPCCCA3010A
Install And Replace Windows And Doors
CPCCCA3011A
Refurbish Timber Sashes To Window Frames
CPCCCA3012A
Frame And Fit Wet Area Fixtures
CPCCCA3013A
Install Lining, Panelling And Moulding
CPCCCA3014A
Construct Bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A
Assemble Partitions
CPCCCA3016A
Construct Timber External Stairs
CPCCJN2001A
Assemble Components
CPCCJN2002B
Prepare for off-site manufacturing process
CPCCJN2003A
Package manufactured products for transport
CPCCJS3002A
Manufacture Stair Components For Straight Flighted Stairs
CPCCJS3011A
Design And Set Out Stairs
CPCCSH2003A
Apply And Install Sealant And Sealant Devices
CPCCSH3005A
Apply And Trim Decorative Finishes
MSFFF2006
Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFKB3004
Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
MSFKB3006
Install fitted cabinets and components

Assessment methods may include:

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

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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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

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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