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4 years part time
4 years part time
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.
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.
Our Certificate III in Joinery 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.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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 this course 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.
|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|
|CPCCCM2003B||CALCULATE AND COST CONSTRUCTION WORK||Core||20|
|CPCCCM2006B||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||Core||8|
|CPCCCM2007B||USE EXPLOSIVE POWER TOOLS||Core||16|
|CPCCCM2010B||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||Core||8|
|CPCCJN2002B||PREPARE FOR OFF - SITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS||Core||32|
|CPCCJN2003A||PACKAGE MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS FOR TRANSPORT||Core||10|
|CPCCJN3001A||USE STATIC MACHINES||Core||56|
|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|
|LMFFM3011B||PRODUCE MANUAL AND COMPUTER AIDED DRAWINGS||Core||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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$1100||$ 5500||$21350|
|Materials fee||$60||$ 60||$60|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$1335||$ 5810||$21660|
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.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
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 2019. 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.
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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 on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA 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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