CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining in the residential and commercial construction industry.


Completion of this course results in trade qualified roles as Wall and Ceiling Liner such as a fibrous plasterer. Plasterer (Solid) and Fibrous Plasterer (Commercial and Domestic).


Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Course Delivery

Workplace - Training will be delivered in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract. Applicants must be working in the industry and able to provide a letter of support from their employer to undertake some practical assessments in the workplace.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads 16 $20.80
CPCCCA3026 Assemble partitions 35 $45.50
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights 8 $15.00
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 20 $26.00
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work 20 $26.00
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication 20 $26.00
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $26.00
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications 36 $0.00
CPCCPB3001 Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets 60 $78.00
CPCCPB3002 Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets 60 $78.00
CPCCPB3003 Fix battens 20 $0.00
CPCCPB3004 Fix wet area sheets 20 $0.00
CPCCPB3005 Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas 40 $0.00
CPCCPB3006 Fix fibre cement board 20 $0.00
CPCCPB3007 Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work 40 $0.00
CPCCPB3008 Mix plastering compounds 20 $0.00
CPCCPB3009 Finish plasterboard joints manually 60 $0.00
CPCCPB3010 Manually sand plaster work 16 $0.00
CPCCPB3012 Cut and fix paper-faced cornices 40 $0.00
CPCCWC3003 Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems 40 $52.00
CPCCWC3004 Install suspended ceilings 40 $52.00
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20 $26.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCPB3014 Install bulk insulation and pliable membrane products 25 $0.00
CPCCPB3016 Install and finish columns 16 $0.00
CPCCPB3017 Rectify faults in drywall applications 20 $0.00
CPCCPB3018 Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work 60 $0.00
CPCCPB3020 Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices 60 $0.00
CPCCPB3021 Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products 40 $0.00
CPCCPB3022 Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints 60 $0.00
CPCCPB3027 Install ceiling insulation products 30 $0.00
CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes 80 $0.00
CPCCSP3005 Install pre-cast decorative mouldings 120 $0.00
CPCCWC3001 Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates 40 $0.00
CPCCWC3002 Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arch substrate 60 $0.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Apprenticeship $3,863
Apprenticeship Concession $471
Self-Funded $5,611

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Full Year, Apprentice
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