CPC31920 – Certificate III in Joinery
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Qualification Description

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

Occupational titles may include

  • Joiner
  • Stair builder
  • 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.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules

    To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 29 units of competency
  • 18 core units
  • 11 elective units
  • a minimum of five units must be selected from Group A
  • the remaining units can be selected from any group or any current training package or accredited course, as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and maintain the AQF level of 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.

    Core Units

    CPCCCA2002B – Use carpentry tools and equipment

    CPCCCA2011* – Handle carpentry materials

    CPCCCA3010* - Install windows and doors

    CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

    CPCCCM2012* – Work safely at heights

    CPCCCM3004 – Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications

    CPCCJN2003* – Package manufactured products for transport

    CPCCJN3002* – Use computer-controlled machinery

    CPCCJN3004* – Manufacture and assemble joinery components

    CPCCJN3100* – Process materials to produce components using static machines

    CPCCJS3002* – Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs

    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

    CPCCOM3001 – Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements

    MSFFM3011 - Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products

    Elective Units of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    Group A - Specialist Electives

    CPCCCA3012* – Frame and fit wet area fixtures

    CPCCCA3016* – Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs

    CPCCCA3024* – Install lining, panelling and moulding

    CPCCJN3003* – Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames

    CPCCJS3003* – Assemble and install stairs

    CPCCJS3004* - Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components

    CPCCJS3005* - Manufacture stair components for curved and geometric stairs

    CPCCJS3006* - Construct, assemble and install composite external stairs

    CPCCJS3011* - Design and set out stairs

    Group B - General Electives

    CPCCCA3001* – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

    CPCCCA3003* – Install flooring systems

    CPCCCA3004* – Construct and erect wall frames

    CPCCCA3006* – Erect roof trusses

    CPCCCA3011* - Refurbish timber sashes to window frames

    CPCCCA3014* - Construct and install bulkheads

    CPCCCA3026* - Assemble partitions

    CPCCCM3005 - Calculate costs of construction work

    CPCCJN2001* - Assemble components

    CPCCJN3005* - Cut and install glass

    CPCCPD3021* - Prepare existing coated surface for painting

    CPCCSH2003* - Apply and install sealant and sealant devices

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

    CPCSHP3001 - Fabricate shopfitting components using CNC machines

    CPCSHP3005 - Apply and trim decorative additions to shopfittings and components

    CPCSHP3006 - Prepare shopfittings and surfaces and apply liquid finishes

    CPCWHS3001 - Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

    MSFFM3009 - Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings

    MSFFM3020 - Fabricate synthetic solid surface products


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