Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

CPC31211 – Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining.


Occupational titles may include:


Wall and ceiling liner.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.


The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.


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 CPCCWHS1001A covers this requirement.


Entry Requirement


This RPL and skills recognition program is available to worker with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience
  • Hold a current General Construction Induction (White) Card
  • Candidate must ensure required worksite, Wall and Ceiling Lining tools, equipment, materials available for your RPL assessment



With the guidance of our dedicated assessors you can gain your qualification within a relatively short period of time. The RPL evidence process will normally take between 4 – 8 weeks after BTA completed the Free Pre- Enrollment Review depending on your chosen qualification and how quickly you gather your RPL evidence.




Depend on application

  • Anywhere in Australia
  • The RPL assessment include workplace observation, and will conduct at candidate’s jobsite.


Assessment condition

This qualification could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.



Mode of Delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).





Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for this program, experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.


Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience in an building and construction environment.




  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management


Student Information


For more details and student obligations, services provided and general information pertaining to your chosen course refer to the student information handbook on BTA Website


Cost For RPL


Please refer to candidate application kit


Unit of Competency


Core Units

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

CPCCCM2010B  Work safely at heights

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCPB3001A   Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

CPCCPB3002A   Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

CPCCPB3003A   Fix battens

CPCCPB3004A   Fix wet area sheets

CPCCPB3005A   Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas

CPCCPB3006A   Fix fibre cement board

CPCCPB3007A   Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work

CPCCPB3008A   Mix plastering compounds

CPCCPB3009A   Finish plasterboard joins manually

CPCCPB3010A   Manually sand plaster work

CPCCPB3011A   Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas

CPCCPB3012A   Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

Elective Units

CPCCPB3025A   Store plasterboard and related products

CPCCCA3001A   Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCM2008B  Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM3001C  Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3014A   Install batt insulation products

CPCCPB3026B   Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

CPCCSP3003A   Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

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