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CPC31912

Certificate III in Joinery

Prepare for a career as a timber joiner with this hands-on, entry-level course. Develop the skills to manufacture joinery components and use computer-controlled machinery.

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Course overview

Gain specialist skills in timber joinery and develop a broad understanding of the building and construction industry with this entry-level course.

Population growth is pushing demand for new housing construction with commercial building forecast to grow over the next five years.

This course will teach you to manufacture joinery components, use computer-controlled machinery, manufacture components for door and window frames, install windows and doors, construct and assemble stairs, and apply decorative finishes. Our industry-experienced staff are the best in the business and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to get your trade qualification.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and confidence to work as a joiner. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, this course allows you to apply for a trade qualification.

What can I do?

  • Joiner - Stairs
  • Joiner

Course outcome:

CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery

Trade-qualified teachers

You will be taught by trade-qualified professionals with years of industry experience. Our teachers maintain close industry-ties to ensure training reflects current industry practice. Our large-scale training facilities replicate residential and commercial construction environments to deliver a hands-on training experience.

Award-winning programs

TAFE Queensland's commitment to and delivery of the highest quality outcomes has been proven through our award-winning teachers, programs and students. In carpentry, these include Educator of the Year 2016, finalist in the Premier's Awards for Excellence in Public Service Delivery and nominations for student of the year with Construction Skills Queensland and Queensland Training.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA2002B
    Use carpentry tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA2002B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use carpentry tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, plant and equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA2011A
    Handle carpentry materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA2011A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely manually handle, store and apply environmental management principles associated with carpentry materials and components. It includes preparing material for mechanical handling.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle carpentry materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1012A
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1012A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1013A
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1013A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1014A
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1014A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM1015A
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM1015A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2001A
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2006B
    Apply basic levelling procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2006B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic levelling procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2007B
    Use explosive power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2007B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply safe and effective operation of explosive power tools (EPT), used to fasten materials or fix fasteners to bases. It includes both direct action and indirect action explosive powered fastening tools.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use explosive power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2010B
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2010B
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCJN3001A
    Use static machines
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCJN3001A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the outcomes required to use static machines, which are those fixed to a set location for their operation, as applies with off-site manufacturing processes.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use static machines

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCJN3002A
    Use computer-controlled machinery
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCJN3002A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the outcomes required to program, load and operate computer-controlled machinery for the production of components. Manufacturing applications are shopfitting, joinery and stair building work.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use computer-controlled machinery

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCJN3003A
    Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCJN3003A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out machining and manufacturing processes to set out component material in preparation for the assembly of window frames, sashes, doors and door frames. It applies to timber or plastic-covered timber-cored material construction.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCJN3004A
    Manufacture joinery components
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCJN3004A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out machining and manufacturing processes for component material in preparation for assembling joinery components.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manufacture joinery components

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOHS2001A
    Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOHS2001A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSH3001A
    Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSH3001A
    Unit description :

    This unit specifies the outcomes required to set out component parts and assemble and fit them to complete the construction of a fitment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCOHS2001A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bracken Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Joinery (CPC31912)

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Certificate III in Joinery

COURSE CODE: CPC31912
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Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources required

Personal protective equipment:

  • Eye protection - safety glasses or clip-ons, where prescription glasses are normally worn (must conform to the Australian Standard 1336 or 1337)
  • Steel capped safety boots (AS2210)
  • Protective clothing- neat casual clothing (no sleeveless shirts or singlets).
  • Ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs (recommended)
  • Disposable dust masks (recommended).

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • Scientific calculator
  • 30cm and 15cm steel rulers
  • 5 metre tape measure
  • Metric Verneer callipers
  • Compass and divider set
  • Semi-circular protractor
  • A4 Notebook
  • Pens and HB Pencil
  • Eraser (soft) and sharpener
Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by CPC31920 - Certificate III in Joinery, as of 26 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 27 November 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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