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.
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.
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 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.
Full-time: Course note: Apprenticeship
24 x 1 week blocks over four 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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment for this course is competency based. Competence is assessed using a variety of methods including observation, demonstration, written and oral questioning and projects.
MaterialsWhat 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 RequirementsYou must be employed and formally registered as an apprentice with an Apprenticeship Centre (AC).
Career PathwaysThis 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.
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.
|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|
|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|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.