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Gain specialists skills in timber joinery and develop a broad understanding of the building and construction industry with this course. Learn to manufacture joinery components, use computer-controlled machinery, manufacture components for door and window frames, install windows and doors, construct and assemble stairs, and apply and trim decorative finishes. Course details


Acacia Ridge

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Practical skills, international qualifications.

Daniel, Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical

Daniel has had an interest in cars since he was a kid. He came to TAFE Queensland SkillsTech to get practical, real world skills to launch his automotive career. He loves the wonderful weather in Brisbane and spends his spare time playing soccer with friends he’s made from around the world.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

CRICOS 02014M | RTO 31396

080157E Acacia Ridge Full Time Classroom 05/02/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

Personal protective equipment:
• Eye protection - safety glasses or clip-ons, where prescription glasses are normally worn (must conform to the Australian Standard 1336 or 1337)
• Steel capped safety boots (AS2210)
• Protective clothing- neat casual clothing (no sleeveless shirts or singlets).
• Ear protection - ear muffs or ear plugs (recommended)
• Disposable dust masks (recommended).

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:
• Training record book
• Calculator (basic)
• Pencil (HB)
• Eraser
• Ballpoint pen
• Standard ruler
• A4 folder for handouts
• Loose A4 paper with ring binder cover.

Recommended text:
Bulkeley B, TAFE NSW Construction and Transport Educational Services Division 2000, Basic Building and Construction Skills, Longman, ISBN 9780733998850.


Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Wednesday 8.00am - 12.00pm


Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm


CPC31912 - Certificate III in Joinery -  has up to 400 hours of vocational placement mandatory for international students. TAFE Queensland SkillsTech will assist students in finding host employers.


To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 30 units:
Core Competencies: 16
Elective Competencies: 14

Foundation block
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Mandatory
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Mandatory
Stage 1
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Mandatory
CPCCCA2002B Use carpentry tools and equipment Mandatory
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Mandatory
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Mandatory
Stage 2
CPCCJN3001A Use static machines Mandatory
Stage 3
CPCCJN2002B Prepare for off-site manufacturing process Elective
Stage 4
CPCCJN3003A Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors Mandatory
MSFFM3014 Set up, operate and maintain joining machines Elective Unspecified Elective
MSFFM3017 Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines Elective Unspecified Elective
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture joinery components Mandatory
Stage 5
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components Elective
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors Elective
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames Elective
CPCCJN3005A Cut and install glass Elective
Stage 6
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery Elective
Stage 7
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Mandatory
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Mandatory
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Mandatory
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Mandatory
Stage 8
CPCCSH3001A Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations Mandatory
CPCCSH3006A Apply finishes Elective
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding Elective
Stage 9
CPCCJS3011A Design and set out stairs Elective
CPCCJS3002A Manufacture stair components for straight flighted stairs Elective
CPCCJS3003A Assemble and install stairs Elective
CPCCCA3016A Construct timber external stairs Elective
CPCCJS3004A Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components Elective
Vocational Placement
VPC200 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
VPC201 Vocational placement 200 hours Year 2 Vocational Placement Scheme


Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.


Location Cost Duration
Acacia Ridge, SkillsTech $22,000 2 Years

Additional costs

Please note you may be required to pay for text books and personal protective clothing and equipment such as safety boots etc. (approximately AUD $350).


CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery

Job prospects

  • Joiner

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.


At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 9 May 2017

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