CPC31220 – Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
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Qualification Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work wall and ceiling liner. Wall and ceiling liners apply and fix linings for non-structural walls and ceilings.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and ceiling liner
  • Drywaller
  • Plasterer
  • State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

    Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 29 units of competency:
  • 22 core units
  • 7 elective units
  • Electives are to be selected as follows:

  • all seven units from the electives listed below, or

  • five units from the electives listed below, plus two units selected from any current training package or accredited course as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintain the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.
  • Prerequisite Units of Competency

    An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

    Core Units

    CPCCCA3014* - Construct and install bulkheads

    CPCCCA3026* - Assemble partitions

    CPCCCM2012* - Work safely at heights

    CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

    CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

    CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

    CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

    CPCCOM2001* – Read and interpret plans and specifications

    CPCCPB3001* – Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

    CPCCPB3002* – Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

    CPCCPB3003* – Fix battens

    CPCCPB3004* – Fix wet area sheets

    CPCCPB3005* – Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas

    CPCCPB3006* – Fix fibre cement board

    CPCCPB3007* – Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work

    CPCCPB3008* – Mix plastering compounds

    CPCCPB3009* – Finish plasterboard joins manually

    CPCCPB3010* – Manually sand plaster work

    CPCCPB3012* – Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

    CPCCWC3003* - Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems

    CPCCWC3004* - Install suspended ceilings

    CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

    Elective Units of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    BSBESB301 – Investigate business opportunities

    BSBESB407 – Manage finances for new business ventures

    CPCCCA3001* – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

    CPCCCA3010* – Install windows and doors

    CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

    CPCCCM2007* – Use explosive power tools

    CPCCCM2008* – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

    CPCCCM3001 - Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

    CPCCPB3014* - Install bulk insulation and pliable membrane products

    CPCCPB3015* - Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

    CPCCPB3016* - Install and finish columns

    CPCCPB3017* - Rectify faults in drywall applications

    CPCCPB3018* - Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work

    CPCCPB3019* - Inspect equipment for serviceability

    CPCCPB3020* - Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices

    CPCCPB3021* - Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products

    CPCCPB3022* - Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints

    CPCCPB3027 - Install ceiling insulation products

    CPCCSP3003* - Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

    CPCCSP3005* - Install pre-cast decorative mouldings

    CPCCWC2001* - Complete penetrations and flashings

    CPCCWC3001* - Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates

    CPCCWC3002* - Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arch substrates

    CPCSHP3007* - Install prefabricated internal shopfitting units


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