Certificate III In Wall And Ceiling Lining

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
Building and Construction, Carpentry, Onsite Training
Course Length
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): Rolling enrolments - start anytime. Please check Pre-requisites tab.
End Date(s): 12 months from start date
Days and Time: As determined with trainer

Course Overview

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

This course is designed for those working in the construction trades as a plasterer or a wall and ceiling liner. The delivery model is Workplace Delivery - assessments are done with our trainers who visit you on your job site.

To be eligible for the course you must be currently working in the industry and have a minimum of five years experience.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry (CPCCCM1012A)20
CPCCCM1013APlan And Organise Work (CPCCCM1013A)20
CPCCCM1014AConduct Workplace Communication (CPCCCM1014A)20
CPCCCM1015ACarry Out Measurements And Calculations (CPCCCM1015A)20
CPCCCM2001ARead And Interpret Plans And Specifications (CPCCCM2001A)36
CPCCCM2010BWork Safely At Heights (CPCCCM2010B)8
CPCCOHS2001AApply Ohs Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry (CPCCOHS2001A)20
CPCCPB3001AFix Standard Plasterboard Wall Sheets (CPCCPB3001A)60
CPCCPB3002AFix Standard Plasterboard Ceiling Sheets (CPCCPB3002A)60
CPCCPB3003AFix Battens (CPCCPB3003A)20
CPCCPB3004AFix Wet Area Sheets (CPCCPB3004A)20
CPCCPB3005AFix ceiling sheets to external protected areas (CPCCPB3005A)40
CPCCPB3006AFix Fibre Cement Board (CPCCPB3006A)20
CPCCPB3007AApply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work (CPCCPB3007A)40
CPCCPB3008AMix Plastering Compounds (CPCCPB3008A)20
CPCCPB3009AFinish Plasterboard Joins Manually (CPCCPB3009A)60
CPCCPB3010AManually Sand Plaster Work (CPCCPB3010A)16
CPCCPB3011AFinish Category 1 And 2 Wet Areas (CPCCPB3011A)20
CPCCPB3012ACut And Fix Paper-faced Cornices (CPCCPB3012A)40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCM2008BErect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding (CPCCCM2008B)40
CPCCPB3014AInstall Batt Insulation Products (CPCCPB3014A)16
CPCCPB3017ARectify Faults In Plaster Applications (CPCCPB3017A)20
CPCCPB3018AUse Vacuum And Electric Sanding Equipment To Finish Plaster Work (CPCCPB3018A)60
CPCCPB3027AInstall Ceiling Insulation (CPCCPB3027A)30
CPCCSP3005AInstall Pre-cast Decorative Mouldings (CPCCSP3005A)120
CPCCWC3004AInstall Suspended Ceilings (CPCCWC3004A)40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

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For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
866 866 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Please contact the Workplace Delivery department on 9279 2488 for more information regarding costs associated with this course.

Can I apply?

To be eligible for this course you must be currently working in the industry, have access to a live work site and have a minimum of five years work experience. The delivery model is Workplace Delivery - assessments are done with our trainers who visit you on your work site.

It is also recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Where and how can I study?

This courses is delivered on site in a flexible way that suits your work, we will come to your work site and assess you there while you are working. The delivery is designed to fit in with a modern working environment.  If there are areas of work you have not undertaken you may be required to attend workshops at the Broadmeadows campus, these workshops are also designed to work around your work schedule with many of the dates set around the industry RDO calendar.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the construction industry as a wall and ceiling liner.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in general construction such as planning and organising work, measurements and calculations, how to work safely in the industry and particularly at heights as well as specialised skills in hanging and finishing sheets, finishing to a standard.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CPC31211 - Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course may lead to higher level studies, Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) which may be used as part of a process of becoming a registered builder.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course click the yellow 'Apply Now' button or call the Workplace Delivery department on 9279 2488 to speak to our team for more information.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will need to have access to a live work site and will need to have been involved in the industry for an amount of time prior to applying.