CPC31211 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, CPC31211 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
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Fixing (hanging) field of work

Core Units
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 Fixing (hanging) field of work Fix fibre cement board

Finishing (stopping, sanding and cornices) field of work

Core Units
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
CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
CPCCWC3004A Install suspended ceilings
CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions

CPC31211 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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