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Certificate III in Joinery

Code: CPC31912

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Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

4 years part time

Next Intake

Ongoing

Next Intake

Midyear

Connect with a future full of opportunity

Joinery takes the woodworking skills of carpentry and adds an artisanal touch. Joiners often work on complex and ornamental projects, such as furniture and fittings, adding many of the delicate final touches that complete a project. As one of the most common VET-related occupations in Australia’s fast-growing construction industry, and employment opportunities for joiners are projected to grow by 5% in the next five years. If you enjoy working with your hands on highly practical projects you can combine your sense of precision and eye for detail with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Joinery.

Become a trade expert

Our course offers the opportunity to gain expertise in areas such as fitting window frames, doors and core structures on building sites, and traditional methods of cabinetry. At Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll train in the most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction in Victoria. Learn the tricks of the trade with the tools and static machines relevant to the joinery industry at our purpose-built training hubs. Highly experienced and qualified teachers will help you develop and refine your skills, guiding you through your course from start to finish. This course was designed in collaboration with industry to support and guide you to excel in this highly-skilled profession.

Get ready for a career with an edge

Our Certificate III in Joinery CPC31912 is the perfect first step to a successful career in construction and manufacturing. You will graduate with the wide variety of specialist skills necessary for an in-demand joiner. As a qualified joiner with all the skills to work in a variety of residential and commercial applications, you might choose from a range of career opportunities. You could start your own joinery business, or work for an established timber manufacturer, architect or reproduction joiner. Many graduates also go on to successful careers as construction site tradespeople.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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.
  • Joinery Business Owner
  • Construction Site Tradesperson
  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Joiner

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

Class Schedule

24 x 1 week blocks over four years.
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

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.

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
CPCCCA2002B USE CARPENTRY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 96
CPCCCA2011A HANDLE CARPENTRY MATERIALS Core 16
CPCCCA3010A INSTALL AND REPLACE WINDOWS AND DOORS Core 70
CPCCCA3011A REFURBISH TIMBER SASHES TO WINDOW FRAMES Core 16
CPCCCA3013A INSTALL LINING, PANELLING AND MOULDING Core 40
CPCCCA3016A CONSTRUCT TIMBER EXTERNAL STAIRS Core 40
CPCCCM1012A WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCCM1013A PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK Core 20
CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Core 20
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS Core 20
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 36
CPCCCM2006B APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES Core 8
CPCCCM2007B USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS Core 16
CPCCCM2010B WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS Core 8
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work Core 20
CPCCJN2001A ASSEMBLE COMPONENTS Core 32
CPCCJN2002B PREPARE FOR OFF - SITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS Core 32
CPCCJN2003A PACKAGE MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS FOR TRANSPORT Core 10
CPCCJN3002A USE COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINERY Core 60
CPCCJN3003A MANUFACTURE COMPONENTS FOR DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES AND DOORS Core 80
CPCCJN3004A MANUFACTURE JOINERY COMPONENTS Core 40
CPCCJN3005A CUT AND INSTALL GLASS Core 16
CPCCJS3002A MANUFACTURE STAIR COMPONENTS FOR STRAIGHT FLIGHTED STAIRS Core 32
CPCCJS3003A ASSEMBLE AND INSTALL STAIRF Core 24
CPCCJS3004A MANUFACTURE AND INSTALL CONTINUOUS HANDRAILING AND SPECIAL STAIR COMPONENTS Core 56
CPCCJS3005A MANUFACTURE STAIR COMPONENTS FOR CURVED AND GEOMETRIC STAIRS Core 56
CPCCJS3011A DESIGN AND SET OUT STAIRS Core 24
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCSH2003A APPLY AND INSTALL SEALANT AND SEALANT DEVICES Core 16
CPCCSH3001A SET OUT AND ASSEMBLE CABINETS, SHOWCASES, WALL UNITS, COUNTERS AND WORKSTATIONS Core 80
CPCCSH3005A APPLY AND TRIM DECORATIVE FINISHES Core 40

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1200 $6000 $23150
Materials fee $60 $60 $60
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1435 $6310 $23460
Per year $
Per semester $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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.

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Requirements

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

Next Steps

Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.

The AASN will register your training contract with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.

If you have any questions about the application procedures for an apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.

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Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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