CPC31211 - Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Are you experienced in Wall and Ceiling Lining? It's time to get recognised.

Working in the construction industry in Wall and Ceiling Lining applications, you've probably already learned the skills, like planning and organising work, fixing standard plasterboard sheets, fixing battens, and fixing wet area sheets, that achieve formal recognition.

If you are seeking certification, wanting to improve job options, or simply wanting to enter the field, apply your skills in mixing, applying, and finishing plaster, manual sanding, and fixing wall and ceiling faults, to receive this certification.

Smooth your career in Wall and Ceiling Lining and watch your opportunities grow.

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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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  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
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  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • 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:

  • 26 units of competency:

  • 19 core units

  • 7 elective units.

A maximum of two of the seven required 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


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Work safely at heights


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Fixing (hanging) field of work 

Unit code

Unit title


Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets


Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets


Fix battens


Fix wet area sheets


Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas


Fix fibre cement board

Finishing (stopping, sanding and cornices) field of work 

Unit code

Unit title


Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work


Mix plastering compounds


Finish plasterboard joins manually


Manually sand plaster work


Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas


Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

Elective units 

Commercial wall and ceiling lining field of work 

Unit code

Unit title


Construct bulkheads


Assemble partitions


Apply basic levelling procedures


Use explosive power tools


Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings


Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems


Install suspended ceilings

Plasterboard handling field of work 

Unit code

Unit title


Load and unload plaster and plaster-related products


Use manual handling equipment to manoeuvre plaster products


Store plasterboard and related products

General electives 

Unit code

Unit title


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Operate elevated work platforms


Plan travel routes


Install batt insulation products


Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems


Install and finish columns


Rectify faults in plaster applications


Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work


Inspect equipment for serviceability


Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices


Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products


Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints


Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems


Install ceiling insulation


Apply trowelled texture coat finishes


Install pre-cast decorative mouldings


Complete penetrations and flashings


Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches

Not applicable.

This qualification does not require any licensing..

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