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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 10/07/2017

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: 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.


Acacia Ridge: full time, 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 29 units:
Core Competencies: 14
Elective Competencies: 15

Mandatory and Elective Units
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Mandatory
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Mandatory
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Mandatory
CPCCJN3001A Use static machines Mandatory
CPCCJN3003A Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors Mandatory
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery Mandatory
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Mandatory
CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials Mandatory
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Mandatory
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Mandatory
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools Mandatory
CPCCJN3004A Manufacture joinery components Mandatory
CPCCSH3001A Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations Mandatory
CPCCSH3006A Apply finishes Elective
CPCCSH3005A Apply and trim decorative finishes Elective
CPCCJN3005A Cut and install glass Elective
CPCCCA2002A Use carpentry tools and equipment Elective
CPCCCA3011A Refurbish timber sashes to window frames Elective
CPCCJN2001A Assemble components Elective
CPCCJS3004A Manufacture and install continuous handrailing and special stair components Elective
CPCCCA3010A Install and replace windows and doors Elective
CPCCCA3013A Install lining, panelling and moulding Elective
CPCCSH2003A Apply and install sealant and sealant devices Elective
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
CPCCCM2009A Carry out basic demolition Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

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

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.


If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.


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 which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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.

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

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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