Project Description

Become a qualified joiner.

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What is this course about?

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

Occupational titles may include:

  • Joiner.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

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 is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood or you’re workplace

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1500 as a deposit. Best Option Training RTO number 41246

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate III for CPC31912- Certificate III in Joinery issued by Best Option Training 41246

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

30 units of competency made up of:

  • 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   
CPCCCA2002BUse carpentry tools and equipment
CPCCCA2011AHandle carpentry materials
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCJN3001AUse static machines
CPCCJN3002AUse computer-controlled machinery
CPCCJN3003AManufacture components for door and window frames and doors
CPCCJN3004AManufacture joinery components
CPCCSH3001ASet out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations
Elective units  
Joinery - stairs field of work
CPCCJS3002AManufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs
CPCCJS3003AAssemble and install stairs
CPCCJS3004AManufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components
CPCCJS3006AConstruct fabricated stairs
CPCCJS3011ADesign and set out stairs
Stair installation field of work
CPCCCA3010AInstall and replace windows and doors
CPCCCA3012AFrame and fit wet area fixtures
CPCCCA3013AInstall lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3016AConstruct timber external stairs
General electives  
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3011ARefurbish timber sashes to window frames
CPCCCA3014AConstruct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015AAssemble partitions
CPCCJN2001AAssemble components
CPCCJN2002BPrepare for off-site manufacturing process
CPCCJN2003APackage manufactured products for transport
CPCCJN3005ACut and install glass
CPCCPD3021APrepare surfaces for painting
CPCCSF2003ACut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment
CPCCSF2004APlace and fix reinforcement materials
CPCCSH2003AApply and install sealant and sealant devices
CPCCSH3005AApply and trim decorative finishes
CPCCSH3006AApply finishes
CPCCST2005ACarry out load slinging of off-site materials

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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