CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

We deliver the nationally recognised CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining.

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

Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and ceiling liner.

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.

Apprentices completing CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining will undertake three to  four years of competency based training. Individual training plans are developed based on both the apprentice and employer’s needs. Specific training sessions are arranged in consultation and cooperation with the apprentice’s employer.

The qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work, which can be chosen by the apprentice and employer.

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 CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.


Building Skills Centre has a number of trainers and assessors, qualified in particular disciplines and trades. Each apprentice will have the benefit of receiving training from two or three Building Skills Centre trainers throughout the duration of their apprenticeship training.

29 units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

  • 22 compulsory units
  • 7 elective units
  • 1 additional

Compulsory units

CPCCCA3014Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3026Assemble partitions
CPCCCM2012Work 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
CPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPB3001Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCPB3003Fix battens
CPCCPB3004Fix wet area sheets
CPCCPB3005Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
CPCCPB3006Fix fibre cement board
CPCCPB3007Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
CPCCPB3008Mix plastering compounds
CPCCPB3009Finish plasterboard joints manually
CPCCPB3010Manually sand plaster work
CPCCPB3012Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
CPCCWC3003Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004Install suspended ceilings
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective units

CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCPB3020Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
CPCCPB3022Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
CPCCSP3005Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
CPCCWC3001Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates

Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arch substrates
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures