National code: CPC31920

Certificate III in Joinery

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Completion requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Joiner and Stair builder

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Joinery does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Joinery does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs CPCCJS3002

  • Use computer-controlled machinery CPCCJN3002

  • Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products MSFFM3011

  • Apply basic levelling procedures CPCCCM2006

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TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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