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Nationally Recognised Training

CPC31220 Certificate III
In Wall & Ceiling Lining

About The
Wall & Ceiling Institute

The Wall and Ceiling Institute RTO number 70212 delivers courses which are specifically designed to meet the needs of our members and the broader industry.


Apprenticeship duration is 36 months

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Recognition of
Prior Learning

Students are able to apply for recognition of prior learning for individual unit/s of competency or a credit transfer may apply for unit/s of competency.


Assessment method will include a mix of theory and practical components in the workplace or simulated work environment.

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Students will also have time to have independent study to complete and do research on parts of their assessment projects.

What The
Course Involves

This qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry as well as 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 unit CPCCWHSI001A 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.


All delivery options include workplace flexible delivery specific to the needs of the employer and apprentice.

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Offsite delivery at our training centre when no workplace is available to complete specific tasks, a simulated workplace has been created to meet these requirements.

Student Eligibility

The Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining ( ) is offered as a VTG (Victorian Government) funded qualification for eligible students (offered by AWCI ANZ through Apprenticeship arrangements). It is also available for a very reasonable fee for workers who do not meet the VTG funding eligibility building.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of apprenticeship students will receive a Qualification in (CPC31220) - Certificate III in Solid Plastering. If the qualification is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the unit(s) of competency successfully completed.

Fees And Charges

  • 1st year admin fee $350.00
  • 2nd Year Admin Fee $455.00
  • 3rd Year Admin Fee $455.00

This is the trade qualification for fibrous plasterers and includes training in manufacture, application and fixing of internal linings on commercial and domestic buildings.

Qualification Requirements

To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification,
a total of 29 units must be successfully completed.
22 core units and 7 electives
Prerequisite units An asterisk (*)against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met


  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • 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
  • CPCCWC3004 Install suspended ceilings *
  • CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads*

Fixing (hanging)
Field of Work

  • 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 *


  • CPCCWC2001 Complete penetrations and flashings *
  • CPCCWC3002 Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches *
  • CPCCWC3001 Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings *
  • CPCCPB3020 Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices *
  • CPCCPB3018 Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work *
  • CPCCPB3022 Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints * ornamental cornices
  • CPCCPB3017 Rectify Faults in plaster applications *