Certificate III in Joinery

CPC31912

Course Length

Part time:

4 years

Cost

Subsidised Apprentice:

$3,422.00

Subsidised Apprentice (Concession):

$684.00

Full Fee:

$7,259.00

Course Materials:

$1,089.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

Campuses

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

Blended

Apprenticeship

Course Overview

Bring your creativity and eye for detail to your trade and create impressive components for a variety of structures and environments by studying the Certificate III in Joinery.

Joiners are responsible for creating the featured elements in any residential or commercial building, including the windows, doors, staircases, and more. In this course, you’ll 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.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

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.

Further Study

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 15/02/2021 - 2021

Apprenticeship - Open from 14th February - 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Apprentice: $3,422.00

2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession): $684.00

3. Full Fee: $7,259.00

Course Materials: $1,089.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2021 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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Entry Requirements

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

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
CPCCCA3010A - Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3011A - Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
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

Assessment methods may include:

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

Course Co-ordinator

Andrew McGranahan

Attendance & Commitment

The course runs over a 4 year period, and apprentices are enrolled in either full-time or part-time training.

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.

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.

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

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.

Learning support

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.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

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.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Student Support

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.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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.