Courses

Certificate III in Joinery

Connect to Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Joinery and open the door to your career. Use your precision and eye for detail to create a seamless career in joinery, where you could own your own business, or work for an established timber manufacturer, architect, or reproduction joiner. Your career options will expand when you qualify as a joiner.

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Become a trade expert with a professional edge

From fitting window frames, doors and core structures on building sites to learning more traditional methods of cabinetry, this course will teach you the range of skills necessary for a career in this industry. Along the way you will become expert in the use of hand and power tools, as well as with the static machines relevant to the joinery industry.

Industry connections and resources

Learning will take place in our modern trade-specific facilities, where Melbourne Polytechnic’s experienced and qualified teachers will focus on developing and refining your skills. We will guide you through your apprenticeship from start to finish.

Our industry-experienced teachers are committed to ensuring you receive the best training and preparation for you to excel in your joinery career.

Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification. Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.

Employment

Your career in joinery can take many different paths. As a joiner you have a range of career options and will be qualified to work as:

  • construction site tradesperson
  • window installation tradesperson
  • business owner – carpentry and joinery

Assessment

Assessment for this course is competency based. Your competence will be assessed using a variety of methods including observation, demonstration, written and oral questioning and projects.

Local Students

Code

CPC31912

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: Course note: Apprenticeship

Part-time: 4 years
24 x 1 week blocks over three years.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4500
Ineligible:$18900
Concession:$900
Materials:$83

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment for this course is competency based. Competence is assessed using a variety of methods including observation, demonstration, written and oral questioning and projects.

Materials

What you will need to supply
In addition to stationery such as notebooks and pens, you will be required to purchase specific texts and materials. Contact the department for further information.

Entrance Requirements

You must be employed and formally registered as an apprentice with an Apprenticeship Centre (AC).

Career Pathways

This course opens many pathways for your career in joinery. After achieving competence in all the prescribed units, and completing all on-the-job training requirements, you will be a qualified Joiner and will have all the skills you need to work in a variety of residential and commercial applications.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CPCCCA2002B USE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 96
CPCCCA2011A HANDLE CARPENTRY MATERIALS 16
CPCCCA3010A INSTALL AND REPLACE WINDOWS AND DOORS 70
CPCCCA3011A REFURBISH TIMBER SASHES TO WINDOW FRAMES 16
CPCCCA3013A INSTALL LINING, PANELLING AND MOULDING 40
CPCCCA3016A CONSTRUCT TIMBER EXTERNAL STAIRS 40
CPCCCM1012A WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 20
CPCCCM1013A PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK 20
CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 20
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 20
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 36
CPCCCM2003B CALCULATE AND COST CONSTRUCTION WORK 20
CPCCCM2006B APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES 8
CPCCCM2007B USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS 16
CPCCCM2010B WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS 8
CPCCJN2001A ASSEMBLE COMPONENTS 32
CPCCJN2002B PREPARE FOR OFF - SITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS 32
CPCCJN2003A PACKAGE MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS FOR TRANSPORT 10
CPCCJN3001A USE STATIC MACHINES 56
CPCCJN3002A USE COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINERY 60
CPCCJN3003A MANUFACTURE COMPONENTS FOR DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES AND DOORS 80
CPCCJN3004A MANUFACTURE JOINERY COMPONENTS 40
CPCCJN3005A CUT AND INSTALL GLASS 16
CPCCJS3002A MANUFACTURE STAIR COMPONENTS FOR STRAIGHT FLIGHTED STAIRS 32
CPCCJS3003A ASSEMBLE AND INSTALL STAIRS 24
CPCCJS3004A MANUFACTURE AND INSTALL CONTINUOUS HANDRAILING AND SPECIAL STAIR COMPONENTS 56
CPCCJS3005A MANUFACTURE STAIR COMPONENTS FOR CURVED AND GEOMETRIC STAIRS 56
CPCCJS3011A DESIGN AND SET OUT STAIRS 24
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 20
CPCCSH2003A APPLY AND INSTALL SEALANT AND SEALANT DEVICES 16
CPCCSH3001A SET OUT AND ASSEMBLE CABINETS, SHOWCASES, WALL UNITS, COUNTERS AND WORKSTATIONS 80
CPCCSH3005A APPLY AND TRIM DECORATIVE FINISHES 40
LMFFM3011B PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAWINGS 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.