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Certificate III in Shopfitting

Code: CPC30120

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4 years part time

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Construct a valuable skill set

Assemble your construction skills with a Certificate III in Shopfitting CPC30120 at Melbourne Polytechnic. Working within a specialised, industry-ready base, this course will prepare you to work on infrastructure projects big and small. You’ll learn the fundamentals of construction and the principles and methods involved in the shopfitting practice.

Highly regarded experience and expertise

You’ll receive exceptional training from an array of experienced trade professionals in our industry simulation training facilities. Melbourne Polytechnic is equipped with state of the art machinery and qualified teachers who will teach you the fundamentals of shopfitting, from door and window installation to timber machinery. Melbourne Polytechnic’s industry connections will grant your qualification a unique credibility, and you’ll learn current methods and practices you can immediately employ as you construct your first store front entry.

Build towards a bright future

Exceptional shopfitters have skills that are in high demand. As a qualified shopfitter, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of job opportunities. Your skills might take you to work fitting out supermarkets, department stores, hairdressers, retail shops, libraries, government offices and many other buildings with equipment, fixtures and fittings.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Exceptional shopfitters have skills that are in high demand. As a qualified shopfitter, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of job opportunities.
  • Timber Machinist
  • Shopfitter
  • Construction Site Tradesperson
  • Window Installer

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

Class Schedule

18 weeks over up to 4 years.

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
CPCCCA2002 Use carpentry tools and equipment Core 96
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres Elective 32
CPCCCM3004 Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications Core 30
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work Elective 20
CPCCJN3100 Process materials to produce components using static machines Core 56
CPCCOM3006 Carry out levelling operations Core 24
CPCCWC3004 Install suspended ceilings Elective 40
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20
CPCSHP3001 Fabricate shopfitting components using CNC machines Core 60
CPCSHP3002 Fabricate and assemble shopfront structures Core 90
CPCSHP3003 Assemble and install shopfront structures Core 40
CPCSHP3004 Assemble internal shopfitting units and prepare for transport Core 80
CPCSHP3005 Apply and trim decorative additions to shopfittings and components Core 40
CPCSHP3006 Prepare shopfittings and surfaces and apply liquid finishes Elective 40
CPCSHP3007 Install prefabricated internal shopfitting units Core 35
CPCSHP3008 Install internal shop walls and fixtures Core 70
CPCSHP3009 Demolish shopfronts and bulkheads Elective 30
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer aided drawings Elective 60

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1080 $5400 $18650
Materials fee $90 $90 $90
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1345 $5740 $18990
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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
You will need to bring your own writing materials, including a notebook and pens.

What we will supply
We provide all the workbooks and teaching resources you will need while doing this course.

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You must be employed and formally registered as an Apprentice with an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP). Melbourne Polytechnic receives notification directly from the ANP of your request to commence training. To find the ANP closest to you, click here.

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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Nationally Recognised Training

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

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