CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Course Description

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

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

Detailed Course Information

The Target group for this qualification, CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining, include persons wanting to gain this qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) thus formalising the skills and knowledge, they have acquired through working in this industry sector for a period of two (2) years or more.

Training Package
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification

Candidates must be able to:

  1. prove they are over 18 years old
  2. provide evidence a minimum of 2 years recent work in the construction industry
  3. receive a satisfactory result in the AIET LLN test
  4. have access to a work environment in which they work in the construction industry
  5. obtain written permission from employers that:
  • They can undertake their RPL process on work site – which includes work site visits by the AIET assessor,
  • use workplace documentation and clients, client information and third-party reports
  1. demonstrate their ability to be assessed through RPL and CT only
  2. provide certified evidence of unit requirements

Furthermore, candidates must confirm that they understand that AIET will only provide assessment by RPL and CT, that this is provided as fee-for-service only, no further gap assessment or gap training will be provided by AIET and that if the assessor does not cite sufficient evidence to warrant the awarding of RPL and/or CT within the assessment duration then the assessor will not award RPL or CT as an outcome (this decision being subject to Appeal and Complaint)

Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and ceiling liner.

Total Units: 26

Core Unit: 19

Elective Units: 7

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

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

A maximum of two of the seven required 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 Package.

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.

  • Students have the right to select other elective units if they choose to do so. Please
    check this link to view the full list of electives.


Core Units  
CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3026* Assemble partitions
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPB3001* Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002* Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCPB3003* Fix battens
CPCCPB3004* Fix wet area sheets
CPCCPB3005* Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
CPCCPB3006* Fix fibre cement board
CPCCPB3007* Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
CPCCPB3008* Mix plastering compounds
CPCCPB3009* Finish plasterboard joints manually
CPCCPB3010* Manually sand plaster work
CPCCPB3012* Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
CPCCWC3003* Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004* Install suspended ceilings
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007* Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPB3017* Rectify faults in drywall applications
CPCCPB3018* Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work

CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining full qualification $2,600 + $200 non-refundable application fees.

Other Charges:

Certification Reissuance: $22 per item

Free Skill Assessment

Free skill assessment helps you to identify the right qualification that matches your skills and show you what needs to be done to achieve the qualification.


Provide as much information about your skills, experiences and previous training as possible. The evidence could include employment references, resume, testimonials, performance portfolio, photo/videos, certificate/transcripts of the previous qualifications.

Competency Conversation

Once the assessor has reviewed the evidence you supplied, they will contact you for competency conversation, this may include practical observation if required. They will assign a trainer to upskill you if there are gaps in skills and knowledge against the whole qualification.


You will receive nationally recognised qualification certificates from our partner college, which you can use to claim promotion, obtaining licences or immigration purpose.

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