Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining



This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining for residential and commercial
construction work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills
for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work wall and ceiling liner. Wall and ceiling
liners apply and fix linings for non-structural walls and ceilings. Occupational titles may include:

  • Wall and Ceiling Liner
  • Drywaller


  • 18 years or over
  • Basic computer skills
  • Meet all Student Visa requirements, including IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) or English proficiency or Spencer College ACSF test level 3 PLUS
  • Minimum Year 12 education or equivalent


104 weeks classroom delivery, depending on intake (includes a maximum of 16 weeks holiday).

Students must attend minimum 20 hours class time per week as part of your Student Visa requirements. Distance learning is not available.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you think you may be eligible to apply for RPL, please contact the College to discuss.

Delivery Methods

  • Lecture/workshops
  • Workbooks
  • Role plays/simulations
  • Practical activities

Units of Competency


CPCCCA3014* Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3026* Assemble partitions
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2012* Work 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
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
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
CPCCWC3003* Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004* Install suspended ceilings
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCCA3001* Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007* Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPB3017* Rectify faults in drywall applications
CPCCPB3018* Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
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