CPC31912 - Certificate III in Joinery

A master of carpentry and joinery? Get the recognition you deserve.

If you've been using carpentry and Joinery tools, carrying out measurements and calculations, and manufacturing joinery components, the skills you've learned may already qualify you for formal recognition.

To advance your employment options, get certified, or enter the field of Joinery, collect your skills in assembling and installing stairs, framing windows and doors, constructing bulkheads, or placing and fixing reinforcement materials to gain this advantage.

Install this component in your career plan in Joinery and climb the ladder of success.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Job Description
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  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

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

  • 30 units of competency

  • 16 core units

  • 14 elective units

A maximum of two of the required fourteen elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core Units  

Unit code Unit title
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

 Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Apply basic levelling procedures


Use explosive power tools


Work safely at heights


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Joinery - machining and component manufacture and assembly field of work

Unit code

Unit title


Use static machines


Use computer-controlled machinery


Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors


Manufacture joinery components


Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations


Elective Units  

Joinery - stairs field of work
Unit code Unit title

Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs


Assemble and install stairs


Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components


Construct fabricated stairs


Design and set out stairs

Stair installation field of work
Unit code Unit title

Install and replace windows and doors


Frame and fit wet area fixtures


Install lining, panelling and moulding


Construct timber external stairs


General Electives

Unit code Unit title


 Investigate micro business opportunities 


Manage small business finances 


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures 


Refurnish timber sashes to window frames 


Construct bulkheads 


Assemble partitions 


Assemble components 


Prepare for off-site manufacturing process 


Package manufactured products for transport 


Cut and install glass 


Prepare surfaces for painting 


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment 


Place and fix reinforcement materials 


Apply and install sealant and sealant devices 


Apply and trim decorative finishes


Apply finishes

CPCCST2005A  Carry out load slinging of off-site materials


Not applicable.

Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

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