Certificate III in Joinery

CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery

Course Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in joinery covering work for residential and commercial applications.

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


There are no formal pre-requisites for this program; however appropriate 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 within building and construction environments.


There is no set duration.  Duration is dependent on applicant knowledge, skills and experience levels.


Participants are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Self-assessment
  • Third-party assessment
  • Competency conversation
  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence.


  • The pathway is:
    • Certificate IV of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
    • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
    • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management

Student Information

Refer to the student handbook for details, inclusive of course information, student obligations, and services provided.

Career Opportunities


Learning Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within the CPC08 Training Package.

Mode of Delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Units of Competency

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
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Joinery – machining and component manufacture and assembly field of work


CPCCJN3001A Use static machines
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery
CPCCJN3003A Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture joinery components
CPCCSH3001A Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations
Elective units


Joinery – stairs field of work


CPCCJS3002A Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs
CPCCJS3003A Assemble and install stairs
CPCCJS3004A Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components
CPCCJS3006A Construct fabricated stairs
CPCCJS3011A Design and set out stairs
Stair installation field of work


CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3012A Frame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs
General electives


BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components
CPCCJN2002B Prepare for off-site manufacturing process
CPCCJN2003A Package manufactured products for transport
CPCCJN3005A Cut and install glass
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting
CPCCSF2003A Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004A Place and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCSH2003A Apply and install sealant and sealant devices
CPCCSH3005A Apply and trim decorative finishes
CPCCSH3006A Apply finishes
CPCCST2005A Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

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