Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus, Workplace
4 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
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

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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

Sample course units

Unit CodeUnit Description
CPCCCA2002Use Carpentry Tools And Equipment
CPCCCA2011Handle Carpentry Materials
CPCCCA3010Install windows and doors
CPCCCA3024Install lining, panelling and moulding
CPCCCA3026Assemble partitions
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2012Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3004Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications
CPCCJN2001Assemble Components
CPCCJN2003Package Manufactured Products For Transport
CPCCJN3002Use computer-controlled machinery
CPCCJN3003Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
CPCCJN3004Manufacture and assemble joinery components
CPCCJN3005Cut And Install Glass
CPCCJN3100Process materials to produce components using static machines
CPCCJS3002Manufacture Stair Components For Straight Flighted Stairs
CPCCJS3003Assemble And Install Stairs
CPCCJS3006Construct, assemble and install composite external stairs
CPCCJS3011Design and set out stairs
CPCCOM1012Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry
CPCCOM1013Plan And Organise Work
CPCCOM1014Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCOM1015Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOM3001Perform construction calculations to determine carpentry material requirements
CPCCSH2003Apply And Install Sealant And Sealant Devices
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCSHP3005Apply and trim decorative additions to shopfittings and components
MSFFM3011Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products


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