CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining


This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining.

Occupational titles may include:


  • Wall and ceiling liner


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.


Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 26 units of competency:
  • 19 core units
  • 7 elective units.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


Enrolment options

We currently offer this qualification as RPL assessment only with a maximum duration of 3 months. Once you have decided to go ahead with the course return your completed enrolment form and ensure the commencement payment for your course has been made. (Please see the payment form for details).  When this is received at our office (email/fax/post), Building Industry Training will provide you with the necessary documents/learning resources/assessments and the details of your trainer so you can begin your studies.


Fees charges and refunds

Course costs and payment options are attached on the payment form.  Refunds will not be issued to students due to change of mind once the training/assessment process has commenced


Commencement requirements

Individuals undertaking RPL assessments for this qualification will have 4 years’ experience as a minimum in the construction industry.


Pathways Information

This qualification is just one of the requirements for an individual to obtain a licence with their states regulatory body.  Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with Building Industry Training. After the completion of this qualification it is recommended that the student undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors or Certificate IV in Building and Construction.


This qualification contains the following units:

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS   requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1012A Work   effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and   organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct   workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out   measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010B Work   safely at heights
CPCCCM2001A Read and   interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPB3001A Fix   standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002A Fix   standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCPB3003A Fix   battens
CPCCPB3004A Fix wet   area sheets
CPCCPB3005A Fix   ceiling sheets to external protected areas
CPCCPB3006A Fix fibre   cement board
CPCCPB3007A    Apply   levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
CPCCPB3008A Mix plastering   compounds
CPCCPB3009A Finish   plasterboard joins manually
CPCCPB3010A Manually   sand plaster work
CPCCPB3011A Finish   category 1 and 2 wet areas
CPCCPB3012A Cut and   fix paper-faced cornices
Electives   (7 required)
CPCCCM2006B Apply   basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007B Use   explosive power tools
CPCCCA3014A Construct   bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble   partitions
CPCCWC3001A Install   and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and   ceilings
CPCCPB3025A Store plasterboard   and related products
CPCCCM2008B Erect and   dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001C Operate   elevated work platforms
CPCCCA3001A Carry out   general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCPB3014A Install   batt insulation products


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