Become a qualified joiner.

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Qualification Description

The CPC31912- Certificate III in Joinery provides a trade outcome in joinery covering work for residential and commercial applications.

Occupational titles may include

  • Joiner
  • Stair builder.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working as a joiner in a construction environment.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Participants resources that are required 

All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.

All participants will need basic computer skills and access to wifi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at

You are currently working on active construction projects

You have more than three (3) years’ experience in the building and construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years)

You must be 15 years or older

How much does this course cost?

The RPL course fees are $3,500.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes 3 months to complete.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate III for CPC31920- Certificate III in Joinery issued by Best Option Training 41246.

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. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core Units
CPCCCA2002*Use carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011*Handle carpentry materials
CPCCCA3010* Install windows and doors
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3004Identify 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
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001*Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOM3001Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
MSFFM3011Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
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
CPCCCM3005Calculate 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
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCSHP3001Fabricate shopfitting components using CNC machines
CPCSHP3005Apply and trim decorative additions to shopfittings and components 
CPCSHP3006Prepare shopfittings and surfaces and apply liquid finishes 
CPCWHS3001Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
MSFFM3009Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3020Fabricate synthetic solid surface products

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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