Gain the skills you need to work in the joinery industry, and the opportunity to learn on the job or in workplace environments. If you're detail oriented and good with your hands, this practical course can help you build a career to be proud of.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Measure and calculate quantities
Use professional trade tools and equipment
Construct timber external stairs, windows and door frames
Manufacture joinery components
Use computer-controlled machinery
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience constructing timber external stairs, windows and door frames
Skills in manufacturing joinery components
A strong pathway to further study
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An understanding of and willingness to practice safety in the workplace
The ability to be an early riser and self-starter to meet workshop hours of employment
Steel capped work boots, earmuffs, safety glasses
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Joiner and Stair builder
This is a licensed occupation. NSW Fair Trading is the licensing and regulatory authority for trades in NSW. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Joinery you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. For more information about joinery licences visit NSW Fair Trading.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Joinery does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Joinery qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 18 core and 11 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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