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CPC31220 – 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 29 units of competency comprised of 22 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:
Contact MIBT for further details


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

Fee for service

$11,440.00 full qualification fee (GST exempt)

  • $500 – this is a non-refundable pre-enrolment fee payable before we accept you as a student.

  • $995 - once we accept your enrolment which completes the Enrolment Fee of $1,495.

  • $750 – each calendar month thereafter until fully paid. The final payment will vary to equal the balance of the qualification cost.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

$6,500.00 RPL full qualification fee (GST exempt)

Where you are not successful in RPL for one or more units, MIBT will quote a fee to undertake those units under standard training and assessment mode.

Full qualification RPL is only available to experienced workers with a minimum 3 years’ experience in your chosen qualification. RPL must be completed within 13 weeks and you must be able to supply evidence fully inline with the workplace activity list for each unit on at least 2 different worksites.

Additional fees

As part of your MIBT enrolment you will be required to capture photo and video evidence of your onsite skills and experience, these are known as Workplace Activity (WPA) entries.

MIBT’s course structure is designed to have your qualified supervisor (QS) providing the necessary opportunities for you to practice your skills onsite. WPA entries are to be gathered by you with the assistance of your QS and or workmates. It is not MIBTs responsibility to collect WPAs rather, assess them to ensure compliance with the unit of competency requirements.

MIBT is aware that there may be occasions where your QS and or workmates may not be able to assist you in gathering WPA entries and therefore MIBT can provide this service for a fee of $150 (plus GST) per session.


Students living and or working in NSW are not able to access Smart and Skilled funding through MIBT however we are nationally registered to train you under a Fee for Service arrangement. Refer to the Fee for Service details above.

Fee for Service

Refer to the Fee for Service details above.

Apprentice/trainee funding

State funding is available for eligible apprentices or trainees for this qualification which in part depends on your age and when you commenced as an apprentice or trainee:

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Free apprenticeships for under 21s

Student contribution fee: $0.00

To be eligible, an apprentice or trainee must be under 21 years of age and commence in a Training Contract associated with this qualification on or after 1 July 2019.

Free apprenticeships for under 25s

Student contribution fee: $0.00

To be eligible, an apprentice or trainee must be aged between 21 years and under 25 years of age and commence in a Training Contract associated with this qualification on or after 1 January 2021.

Apprenticeships for Over 25’s

Student contribution fee: $1,718 to $1,810 (GST exempt)

In accordance with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training User Choice funding policy, a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour must be charged to students. The qualification fee above shows the range of total fees payable depending on unit of competency selection. Students will be invoiced per unit on commencement of the unit.

See the Additional fees section above which describes associated services offered by MIBT if required. These fees would be invoiced directly to your employer if utilised.

Fee for Service

Refer to the Fee for Service details above.

Apprentice/trainee funding

State funding is available for eligible apprentices or trainees for this qualification under the Skills Canberra User Choice program.

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Student contribution fee: $500.00 (GST exempt)


To be eligible for an ACT training contract, you must:

  • work in the ACT, and
  • be at least 15 years of age, and
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • receive remuneration for your work, and
  • complete a minimum of 15 hours combined work and training per week, and
  • undertake this qualification with MIBT
  • have the required supervision in the workplace for an Australian Apprentice.

See the Additional fees section above which describes associated services offered by MIBT if required. These fees would be invoiced directly to your employer if utilised.

Fee concessions may be available for eligible students who hold a current health care card or pension card, or who can prove genuine hardship.

If you are under 18 years of age this rule will apply if your parent/guardian holds one of the above cards. Fee exemptions may apply if you are changing RTOs or recommencing your apprenticeship with a different employer within a 12 month period and having MIBT as your RTO for both employers (only applies for the second enrolment). Call MIBT on 1300 642 457 to discuss if you believe you meet either of these fee assistance options.

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

  • 22 core units
  • 7 elective units


Core units (22)

CPCCCA3014*Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3026*Assemble partitions
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry 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
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective units (7)

BSBESB301Investigate business opportunities
BSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures
CPCCCA3001*Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
CPCCCA3010*Install windows and doors
CPCCCM2006Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007*Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCPB3014*Install bulk insulation and pliable membrane products
CPCCPB3015*Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
CPCCPB3016*Install and finish columns
CPCCPB3017*Rectify faults in drywall applications
CPCCPB3018*Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
CPCCPB3019*Inspect equipment for serviceability
CPCCPB3020*Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
CPCCPB3021*Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products
CPCCPB3022*Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
CPCCPB3027Install ceiling insulation products
CPCCSP3003*Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCSP3005*Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
CPCCWC2001*Complete penetrations and flashings
CPCCWC3001*Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates
CPCCWC3002*Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arch substrates
CPCSHP3007*Install prefabricated internal shopfitting units



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