CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

We deliver the nationally recognised CPC31211 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 CPC31211 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 CPCCOHS1001A 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.

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

  • 19 compulsory units
  • 7 elective units

Compulsory units

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Fixing (hanging) field of work

CPCCPB3001AFix standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002AFix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCPB3003AFix battens
CPCCPB3004AFix wet area sheets
CPCCPB3005AFix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
CPCCPB3006AFix fibre cement board

Finishing (stopping, sanding and cornices) field of work

CPCCPB3007AApply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
CPCCPB3008AMix plastering compounds
CPCCPB3009AFinish plasterboard joins manually
CPCCPB3010AManually sand plaster work
CPCCPB3011AFinish category 1 and 2 wet areas
CPCCPB3012ACut and fix paper-faced cornices

Elective units

Commercial wall and ceiling lining field of work

Construct bulkheads
Assemble partitions
Apply basic levelling procedures
Use explosive power tools
Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings
Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
Install suspended ceilings

General electives

CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCPB3015AInstall acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
CPCCPB3020AMatch, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCWC2001AComplete penetrations and flashings
CPCCWC3002AInstall and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches