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Certificate III in Joinery

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Joinery takes the woodworking skills of carpentry and adds an artisanal touch. Joiners often work on complex and ornamental projects, such as furniture and fittings, adding many of the delicate final touches that complete a project.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
4 years part-time
Course Code
CPC31912
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Connect with a future full of opportunity

Joinery takes the woodworking skills of carpentry and adds an artisanal touch. Joiners often work on complex and ornamental projects, such as furniture and fittings, adding many of the delicate final touches that complete a project. As one of the most common VET-related occupations in Australia's fast-growing construction industry, and employment opportunities for joiners are projected to grow by 5% in the next five years. If you enjoy working with your hands on highly practical projects you can combine your sense of precision and eye for detail with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Joinery.

Become a trade expert

Our course offers the opportunity to gain expertise in areas such as fitting window frames, doors and core structures on building sites, and traditional methods of cabinetry. At Melbourne Polytechnic, you'll train in the most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction in Victoria. Learn the tricks of the trade with the tools and static machines relevant to the joinery industry at our purpose-built training hubs. Highly experienced and qualified teachers will help you develop and refine your skills, guiding you through your course from start to finish. This course was designed in collaboration with industry to support and guide you to excel in this highly-skilled profession.

Get ready for a career with an edge

Our Certificate III in Joinery is the perfect first step to a successful career in construction and manufacturing. You will graduate with the wide variety of specialist skills necessary for an in-demand joiner. As a qualified joiner with all the skills to work in a variety of residential and commercial applications, you might choose from a range of career opportunities. You could start your own joinery business, or work for an established timber manufacturer, architect or reproduction joiner. Many graduates also go on to successful careers as construction site tradespeople.

Entry requirements

You must be employed and formally registered as an apprentice with an Apprenticeship Centre (AC).

Study locations

Heidelberg

Career pathways

This course opens many pathways for your career in joinery. After achieving competence in all the prescribed units, and completing all on-the-job training requirements, you will be a qualified Joiner and will have all the skills you need to work in a variety of residential and commercial applications.

  • Manufacturing Tradesperson
  • Joiner
  • Joinery Business Owner
  • Construction Site Tradesperson

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.