Joinery (Stairs)

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 10231
National Code CPC32211
Training Package CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services
Program area Construction and Property  
Duration (nominal hours) 864
This course replaced 18775 - Joinery (Stairs)

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want to work as a joiner, in the stair
building industry. You will learn how to construct and install timber
stairs, handrailing and special stair components.

Career Opportunities

Stair builder.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
However, before enrolling in this course you must successfully complete the WHS
Induction Training (White Card) which will allow you entry into a construction


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Locations & fees

TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $419 $838

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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Newcastle Flexible Delivery Available 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now
Newcastle Flexible Delivery Available 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now


Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for CPC32211 Certificate
III in Joinery (Stairs) (Release 2.0), within the CPC08 Construction,
Plumbing and Services Training Package (CPC08 Release 8.0). The rules from
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in
27 units of competency:
- 18 core units
- 9 elective units.
A maximum of two of the required nine elective units may be substituted by
selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV
construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training
Completion of the general induction training program specified by the
National Code of Practice for the Induction Training for Construction Work
required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit
CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
A total of 27 units must be completed - 18 compulsory plus 9 electives
Group 1 - Core Units
All 18 core units must be completed
Group 2 - Elective Units listed in CPC32211
At least 7 units must be completed. The remaining units may be selected
from Groups 2 and/or 3
Group 3 - Other Elective Units from CIII or CIV qualifications in CPC08 or
other endorsed Training Package
Up to 2 units may be completed.
1. TAFE NSW recognises that students who hold WHS Induction Training
('White Card') have met the requirements for CPCCOHS1001A.  Students who
are required to complete this unit may apply for credit.  Consult your
teacher for further information.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Package or consult your teacher for information about prerequisites to
elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 9 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment 36
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials 40
CPCCCA3023A Carry out levelling operations 36
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry 12
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work 12
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication 8
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 36
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 16
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights 16
CPCCJN3001A Use static machines 56
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery 40
CPCCJS3002A Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs 56
CPCCJS3003A Assemble and install stairs 24
CPCCJS3004A Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components 54
CPCCJS3005A Manufacture stair components for curved and geometric stairs 60
CPCCJS3006A Construct fabricated stairs 30
CPCCJS3011A Design and set out stairs 32
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 16
At least 7 and no more than 9 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities 30
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding 40
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions 24
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs 48
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools 8
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms 20
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components 8
CPCCJN2003A Package manufactured products for transport 4
CPCCJN3005A Cut and install glass 8
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting 32
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller 64
CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray 64
CPCCSH2002A Use aluminium sections for fabrication 30
CPCCSH2003A Apply and install sealant and sealant devices 16
CPCCSH3005A Apply and trim decorative finishes 12
CPCCSH3006A Apply finishes 16
CPCCST2005A Carry out load slinging of off-site materials 16
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBADM307B Organise schedules 15
BSBADM407B Administer projects 40
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture joinery components 40
CPCCSH3001A Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations 80

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve CPC32211 Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs) (TAFE NSW course 10231),
learners are required to complete 27 units of Competency, comprising:
-   All 18 core units from Group 1
-   At least 7 and no more than 9 elective units from Group 2
-   Up to 2 elective units from Group 3.

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