Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus, Workplace
4 years
Starting Date:
12/07/2021 and 04/10/2021
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Yallourn

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Course Overview

If you’re preparing to join the building and construction industry, then an entry level Certificate III in Joinery is essential.

This course will help you develop a broad understanding of manufacturing joinery components while using specialist, computer-controlled machinery. You’ll learn important skills in manufacturing and installing doors and window frames, constructing and assembling stairs and much more.

Taught over a four-year period, this hands-on qualification is designed to put your skills into practice as you learn them. That’s why all apprentices attend 10 x three day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of your apprenticeship.

These learning days are designed to make sure your skills are where they should be, and our teachers will be here to support you through that every step of the way. And because you work and learn at the same time, you can start working in your chosen industry sooner – sounds pretty good to us!

When you complete this course, you’ll be confident and skilled enough to work as a joiner, where the possibilities for your future are endless. You can either begin working as a tradesperson or choose to take your career further by becoming a business owner or site supervisor.

Taking your career further would mean studying a Certificate III in Carpentry, a Certificate IV in Building and Constructions, or a Diploma of Building and Construction (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). All of these qualifications would increase your employment opportunities while you work and learn at the same time.

Now is the time to get started in this exciting industry, and we are here to help you get to where you want to be.


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am - 4pm.
Delivery is a combination of face to face (10 x 3 blocks per year) practical tasks and workbooks provided to the student as part of the course materials costs. Students will also access and use Moodle for assessments required and some training can be conducted on site. A minimum of 4 workplace assessment and visits are also conducted throughout each calendar year for each trade apprentice.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Joinery (Apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Certificate III in Joinery will lead to opportunities of employment as a tradesperson Joiner with the opportunity to advance in their career to become a Business Owner or Site Supervisor.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • The student must have a current employer as this is an Apprenticeship only course


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CPCCCA2002B Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCCA2011A Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCCA3010A Install And Replace Windows And Doors
CPCCCM1012A Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan And Organise Work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010B Work Safely At Heights
CPCCJN2001A Assemble Components
CPCCJN2002B Prepare For Off-site Manufacturing Process
CPCCJN2003A Package Manufactured Products For Transport
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery
CPCCJN3003A Manufacture Components For Door And Window Frames And Doors
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture Joinery Components
CPCCJN3005A Cut And Install Glass
CPCCJS3002A Manufacture Stair Components For Straight Flighted Stairs
CPCCJS3003A Assemble And Install Stairs
CPCCJS3006A Construct Fabricated Stairs
CPCCJS3011A Design and set out stairs
CPCCSH2003A Apply And Install Sealant And Sealant Devices
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCJN3001A Use Static Machines
CPCCSH3001A Set Out And Assemble Cabinets, Showcases, Wall Units, Counters And Workstations
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3015A Assemble Partitions
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCSH3005A Apply And Trim Decorative Finishes
MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures
CPCCSH3004 Assemble internal shopfitting units and prepare for transport
CPCCSH3008 Install internal shop walls and fixtures


Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, problem solving, online quizzes, and completion of workbooks.