CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Course Description

Course Code and Name
CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work wall and ceiling liner. Wall and ceiling liners apply and fix linings for non-structural walls and ceilings.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and ceiling liner
  • Drywaller
  • Plasterer.

Course Structure
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 29 units of competency. This is comprised of 22 core units and 7 elective units.

A maximum of two of the seven required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any current training package or accredited course as long as they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintain the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.




Core Units

CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads

CPCCCA3026 Assemble partitions

CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights

CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work

CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication

CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCPB3001 Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

CPCCPB3002 Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

CPCCPB3003 Fix battens

CPCCPB3004 Fix wet area sheets

CPCCPB3005 Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas

CPCCPB3006 Fix fibre cement board

CPCCPB3007 Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work

CPCCPB3008 Mix plastering compounds

CPCCPB3009 Finish plasterboard joints manually

CPCCPB3010 Manually sand plaster work

CPCCPB3012 Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

CPCCWC3003 Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems

CPCCWC3004 Install suspended ceilings

CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Elective Units

BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities

BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures

CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors

CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

CPCCPB3014 Install bulk insulation and pliable membrane products

CPCCPB3015 Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

CPCCPB3016 Install and finish columns

CPCCPB3017 Rectify faults in drywall applications

CPCCPB3018 Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work

CPCCPB3019 Inspect equipment for serviceability

CPCCPB3020 Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices

CPCCPB3021 Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products

CPCCPB3022 Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints

CPCCPB3027 Install ceiling insulation products

CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

CPCCSP3005 Install pre-cast decorative mouldings

CPCCWC2001 Complete penetrations and flashings

CPCCWC3001 Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates

CPCCWC3002 Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arch substrates

CPCSHP3007 Install prefabricated internal shopfitting units


CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Funding (Recognition of Prior Learning and Gap Training)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding subsidies may be available to eligible Queensland workers for skills assessment and up to 10 units of gap training, valued at up to $5,500. A minimum of 2 Gap Training units applies. Participants must be able to demonstrate RPL experience in a minimum of 70% of the units of competencies required to complete this qualification, and of these units have no more than 50% Credit Transfer.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in the wall and ceiling lining industry is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

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Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.

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