Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining CPC31220



The Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining (CPC31220) is a nationally recognised trade qualification within the Australian construction industry. It equips candidates with the necessary trade knowledge and technical skills to perform wall and ceiling lining tasks in both residential and commercial construction. Training encompasses surface preparation, installation of plasterboard and other lining materials, jointing, and finishing techniques, ensuring compliance with Australian building codes and standards.

The course is tailored to meet the requirements of apprentices, trade assistants, or labourers employed in the building and construction industry who aspire to achieve trade qualification in their chosen field.


VC Education offers specialised training and assessment focused on industry standards, equipping you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience to attain the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining.

VC Education’s Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining, developed by industry professionals, is designed to align with current and emerging industry trends, offering practical, real-world applications.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 29 units of competency comprised of 22 core units and 7 electives.


Must be 18 years or older
Demonstrate the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of
Practice for Construction Work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the
construction industry meets this requirement
No formal pre-requisite required, however, it is beneficial for students to have relevant industry experience


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.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment is accessible to candidates with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant industry experience. Conducted by a qualified industry expert Trainer and Assessor, the RPL Assessment process results in a personalised Training Plan outlining the units of competency for training and assessment.

Duration: Maximum 24 months


Wall and Ceiling Liner
Plastering Drywall Contractor
Plastering Drywall Licence
Plasterer Drywall – Residential
Plasterer Drywall – Commercial


CPCCCA3014 Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3026 Assemble partitions
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
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
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


CPCCCA3001 Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3010 Install windows and doors
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007 Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCSP3005 Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres