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4 years part time
A Certificate III in Joinery CPC31920 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 CPC31920.
Our joinery 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.
Our Certificate III in Joinery CPC31920 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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.
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 for the Certificate III in Joinery CPC31920 is competency based. Competence is assessed using a variety of methods including observation, demonstration, written and oral questioning and projects.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCA2002||Use carpentry tools and equipment||Core||96|
|CPCCCA2011||Handle carpentry materials||Core||16|
|CPCCCA3010||Install windows and doors||Core||70|
|CPCCCA3011||Refurbish timber sashes to window frames||Core||16|
|CPCCCA3016||Construct, assemble and install timber external stairs||Core||40|
|CPCCCA3024||Install lining, panelling and moulding||Core||40|
|CPCCCM2006||Apply basic levelling procedures||Core||8|
|CPCCCM2012||Work safely at heights||Core||8|
|CPCCCM3004||Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications||Core||30|
|CPCCCM3005||Calculate costs of construction work||Core||20|
|CPCCJN2003||Package manufactured products for transport||Core||10|
|CPCCJN3002||Use computer-controlled machinery||Core||60|
|CPCCJN3003||Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames||Core||80|
|CPCCJN3004||Manufacture and assemble joinery components||Core||40|
|CPCCJN3005||Cut and install glass||Core||16|
|CPCCJN3100||Process materials to produce components using static machines||Core||56|
|CPCCJS3002||Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs||Core||32|
|CPCCJS3003||Assemble and install stairs||Core||24|
|CPCCJS3004||Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components||Core||56|
|CPCCJS3005||Manufacture stair components for curved and geometric stairs||Core||56|
|CPCCJS3006||Construct, assemble and install composite external stairs||Core||24|
|CPCCJS3011||Design and set out stairs||Core||24|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct workplace communication||Core||20|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations||Core||20|
|CPCCOM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications||Core||36|
|CPCCOM3001||Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements||Core||25|
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Core||20|
|CPCSHP3006||Prepare shopfittings and surfaces and apply liquid finishes||Core||40|
|MSFFM3009||Produce manual and computer aided drawings||Core||60|
|MSFFM3011||Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products||Core||16|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
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.
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.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.