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CPC31211 – Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining


Course Outline

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining, also known as ‘gyprock’ hanging, or dry-wall. It covers work in residential and commercial applications. MIBT’s Training Program is flexible and focuses on matching your learning progress, with the on-the-job experience you gain week to week. Certificate III Wall and Ceiling Lining qualification has 26 units of competency comprised of 19 core units and 7 elective units to be selected from the list below.

Depending on your location, MIBT offers blended on-site and online skills training that compliments workplace learning. MIBT Trainers are directly available to all apprentices – and their employers, throughout the training process. We come to you, to assess work activities and provide practical tutorials, on unit elements that might not be covered on the job.

Our training program invites engagement and participation. The progress of every apprentice is monitored weekly. Reports are issued regularly, based around the objectives of the customised training plan created for each student. Employers will be regularly advised of the apprentices’ course progress, engagement and attendance, with a full report issued each term.

Quality Training

MIBT's education group come from the building and construction industry. All MIBT trainers and assessors are qualified building professionals. We are therefore committed to providing quality outcomes for our students, their employers, and the people that live in the homes, or occupy the buildings, created through the work, skills and knowledge of our students, as applied throughout their career.

RPL – Recognition of Prior Learning

For people currently working in the building industry, MIBT will appoint a specialist Trainer / Assessor, that will work with you to gather the evidence required, to transfer the knowledge you have already acquired as completed training units.

The time it takes to assess your qualifications for RPL is substantially up to you. MIBT’s Trainer / Assessor will meet with you as soon as is practical, to complete all unit assessments and identify any units that might require further study and assessment tasks to complete.

RPL Guides:
Please click here to view CPC31211 Cert III Wall & Ceiling Lining RPL Guide


MIBT works closely with employers to create a custom Training Plan, for each apprentice. We recognise that the training plan must follow & reflect the type of projects the employer is working on.

MIBT’s Training Calendar works around three terms per year, aiming to complete 3 to 4 units per term. MIBT’s Trainer will visit the workplace at least every term, to assess and validate competency, as well as sign off with the employer and student on any evidence necessary to complete each unit.

Instead of losing the apprentices off site each week, MIBT’s blended onsite / online training program is flexible and can accommodate and work around busy periods and project deadlines, utilising gaps or wet weather days, to complete study elements and assessment tasks.

The delivery time-frame for MIBT’s Certificate III Wall and Ceiling Lining Apprenticeship is four years, but it can be completed after three years. MIBT’s learner progression model works to complete around 10 units per year, recognising time for holiday breaks, plus time to catch up on units that might not have been fully covered on site.

Qualification Cost

Building and Construction Industry Training is subsidised through State Government Training Programs. Eligibility may vary between States. As a general guide, for subsidised training you need to be:

- 15 years old or over;
- no longer at school;
- living or working in that state;
- an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

The following Qualification Costs apply, unless you are a Fee Free Apprentice, or your fees are exempt for other reasons;

  • $500 – this is a non-refundable pre-enrolment fee payable before we accept you as a Student.
  • $995 - once we accept your Enrolment, a further $995 is payable which completes the Enrolment Fee ($1,495).
  • MIBT will supply you with a qualification quotation (Student Fee) based on the qualification prices listed below in your relevant State section. Even if you are applying for RPL, the cost of the Qualification will be quoted to you at the full Student Fee.
Click here to read more about MIBT Qualification Costs

Useful documents to understand the MIBT Student Journey:
MIBT Information Kit for Students
MIBT Apprentice/Trainee Information
5 Stages of an MIBT Student's Journey
The Qualification price is $10,400, however this training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program.

Apprenticeship and Traineeships in NSW are Fee Free.

Funded Qualification: $2,990

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): $1,495 - $2,990 (depending on amount of RPL achieved)
Student to complete any RPL within 13 weeks prior to standard pathway. RPL option is only available to experienced workers (min. 3 years in your chosen Qualification).
The Qualification price is $10,400, however the Queensland Government User Choice program, provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland Apprentices.

Apprenticeship: $1,254 (approximately) paid as:
MIBT non-refundable pre-enrolment fee: $500
MIBT Training & Assessment: $150 per month (from second month until fully paid)

CSQ Eligible enrollments:
CSQ Funding Program: $1,200* subject to eligibility/availability.
*If completed within 13 weeks. If not fee is $2,990.

RPL PROGRAM: $2,990 paid as:
MIBT non-refundable pre-enrolment fee: $500
RPL Guidance & Gap Training: $750 per month x 2 mths
RPL Assessment & Validation: $995

RPL Program provides for enrolment of up to 13 weeks. If additional time is required for the provision of evidence of prior learning, enrolment may be extended by continued payments of $150 per month.

QLD Schedule of Fees
The Qualification price is $10,400, however the ACT Government User Choice program, provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible ACT Apprentices and Trainees.
Where the Qualification is the first Qualification received, the total cost to the learner or employer is:

Apprenticeship: $500 paid at time of enrolment

RPL PROGRAM: $2,990 paid as:
MIBT non-refundable pre-enrolment fee: $500
RPL Guidance & Gap Training: $750 per month x 2 mths
RPL Assessment & Validation: $995

RPL Program provides for enrolment of up to 13 weeks. If additional time is required for the provision of evidence of prior learning, enrolment may be extended by continued payments of $150 per month.
The Qualification price is $10,400.

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

  • 19 core units
  • 7 elective units


Core units (19)

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
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
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 (7)

CPCCCA3014AConstruct bulkheads
CPCCCA3015AAssemble partitions
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCWC3001AInstall and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings
CPCCWC3003AInstall dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004AInstall suspended ceilings
CPCCPB3023ALoad and unload plaster and plaster-related products
CPCCPB3024AUse manual handling equipment to manoeuvre plaster products
CPCCPB3025AStore plasterboard and related products
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
CPCCCA3001ACarry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCPB3013APlan travel routes
CPCCPB3014AInstall batt insulation products
CPCCPB3015AInstall acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
CPCCPB3016AInstall and finish columns
CPCCPB3017ARectify faults in plaster applications
CPCCPB3018AUse vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
CPCCPB3019AInspect equipment for serviceability
CPCCPB3020AMatch, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
CPCCPB3021AInstall and fix residential acoustic plaster products
CPCCPB3022AUse mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPB3027AInstall ceiling insulation
CPCCSP3003AApply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCSP3005AInstall pre-cast decorative mouldings
CPCCWC2001AComplete penetrations and flashings
CPCCWC3002AInstall and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches


Note: Some MIBT programs may be delivered by or in conjunction with a third-party provider.



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