CPC31912 – Certificate III in Joinery – RPL

28 May CPC31912 – Certificate III in Joinery – RPL

If you have a wide range of experience as a joiner but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, than you’re in the right place. Getting your joinery experience and skills converted into a nationally recognised qualification is simple, fast and headache free! We will help you attain the right qualification and subjects you need for your joinery contractor’s licence.

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed tradies you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

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Upon successful completion of this rpl program you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in:

Certificate III in Joinery



Scope of work

Joinery work involves the making and installation of non-structural timber, timber composite or metal components or elements for buildings such as doors, windows, prefabricated glass fencing, stairs, and built-in furniture (such as cupboards, wardrobes, entertainment units and the like), generally made off site and installed as a completed unit. Shower Screens and internal timber cladding of walls and ceilings can be included in the class of Joinery.

Qualifications required

CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery OR

CPC32011 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery


Accessed 12/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Joinery contractor’s licence


Scope of work

Install subfloor framing, including bearers and joists, construct and erect wall framing including install internal linings, assemble partition frames and install curtain walling, manufacture, assemble and fit components for door and window frames, doors and sashes and for stairs, manufacture, assemble and install joinery unit components, prepare surfaces and apply paint and other finishes for joinery, cut and install glass for joinery, use aluminium, including fabricate, assemble, construct framework and manufacture aluminium grills and louvres

Note: “door” includes a fire door or fire shutter.


Qualifications required

  • CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery; or
  • CPC32011 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery.

Plus Approved Managerial Course

Accessed on 12/7/16 from: QBCC Joinery licence


Scope of work

Domestic Builder – Limited – Cabinet-making and Joinery (Class N) This component of domestic building work is limited to cabinet making, joinery and stair construction for homes. It involves the manufacture, assembly and installation of a range of joinery and joinery products, including cabinets, cupboards, shelving and fitments.


Experience needed In addition to the above list of general experience required by a person registered as a Domestic Builder work, you must have capacity to carry out, manage or arrange the following activities in a competent manner and to a professional standard:

  • Cabinet making work involves estimating the costs of cabinet making work, measuring and calculating materials and site installation location,  preparing cutting lists from job specification, constructing cabinets and components on site, making adjustments when required
  • Joinery work involves manufacturing, assembling and installing doors and windows, components for door and window frames, doors and sashes, and stairs and joinery unit components, preparing surfaces and applying paint and other finishes for joinery,  cutting and installing glass for joinery , using aluminium, including the fabrication, assembly and construction of frameworks,  manufacturing aluminium grills and louvres
  • Stair construction  involves setting out, manufacturing, assembling and installing different internal stair types and their components, different stair types can include straight flighted, curved and geometric, and they may be constructed of timber and non-timber materials, manufacturing stair components, including stringers, treads, rises, wedges, balusters, newels, nosings, glue blocks, wreaths and scroll, assembling and installing stairs and stair components on site.

Qualifications required

  • CPC30316 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery
  • MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet-making, including the unit MSFFM3006 Install Furnishing Products

Accessed 13/7/16 from: VBA Domestic Building Licence (limited)


Not licensed in this jurisdiction.

Accessed 13/7/16 from: ACT Joinery Licence


Not licensed in this jurisdiction

Accessed 13/7/2016 from: WA Joinery Licence


Scope of work

Installation of built in furniture (as for cabinet making) includes installation of stair cases, windows and doors. No limitation of height of class of building.

Qualifications required

CCPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery

and Trade Certificate

Accessed 13/7/2016 from: SA Joinery licence


Not licensed in this jurisdiction

Accessed 13/7/2016 from: TAS Joinery Licence


Not licensed in this jurisdiction

Accessed 13/7/2016 from: NT Joinery licence

Can I apply?

This RPL and trade skills recognition program is available to tradesmen with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

Ready to start?

What are you waiting for? Contact Us today. Free call: 1800 765 295

  • Ricky thind
    Posted at 21:10h, 08 March Reply

    Hey I would like to discuss about the certificate III in joinery I have over three years of experience working on and off site jobs plus the factory manufacturing work as well just wondering what is the process for me to achieve that goal and how much would it cost? thank you.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 22:38h, 10 March Reply

      Hi mate,
      Sounds like you will be an ideal candidate for our RPL program. Essentially we will walk you through collecting the evidence you need to put together a solid portfolio that demonstrates your competence in the units required for this course. You will back this up with references from licensed joiners, carpenters and/or builders that you have worked with. Through out your evidence collection you will be allocated a Student Support officer dedicated to getting you done and dusted as fast as possible (most guys are done in 4 weeks). Once your portfolio is ready, you will be assessed and any gaps you have in your portfolio or items raised from the assessment will be plugged through an expedited 1:1 gap training program. As for cost, we offer a Best Price Guarantee and to top it off our price for this program includes all gap training that may be required so there are no hidden costs.

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