Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

This qualification provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining, also known as ‘gyprock’ hanging, or dry-wall. This is a four year apprenticeship, but training can be completed after 3 years.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 26 units of competency
  • 19 core units
  • 7 elective units

MIBT offers this course on-line using our cutting-edge e-learning system, allowing you to study at home and on-the-job. Watch a video from our trainer,

Core units

  • CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCPB3001A Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • CPCCPB3002A Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • CPCCPB3003A Fix battens
  • CPCCPB3004A Fix wet area sheets
  • CPCCPB3005A Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
  • CPCCPB3006A Fix fibre cement board
  • CPCCPB3007A Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
  • CPCCPB3008A Mix plastering compounds
  • CPCCPB3009A Finish plasterboard joins manually
  • CPCCPB3010A Manually sand plaster work
  • CPCCPB3011A Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas
  • CPCCPB3012A Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

Elective units

  • CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
  • CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCWC3001A Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings
  • CPCCWC3003A Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • CPCCWC3004A Install suspended ceilings
  • CPCCPB3023A Load and unload plaster and plaster-related products
  • CPCCPB3024A Use manual handling equipment to manoeuvre plaster products
  • CPCCPB3025A Store plasterboard and related products
  • BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities
  • BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
  • CPCCCA3001A Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCPB3013A Plan travel routes
  • CPCCPB3014A Install batt insulation products
  • CPCCPB3015A Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • CPCCPB3016A Install and finish columns
  • CPCCPB3017A Rectify faults in plaster applications
  • CPCCPB3018A Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
  • CPCCPB3019A Inspect equipment for serviceability
  • CPCCPB3020A Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
  • CPCCPB3021A Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products
  • CPCCPB3022A Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
  • CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • CPCCPB3027A Install ceiling insulation
  • CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • CPCCSP3005A Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
  • CPCCWC2001A Complete penetrations and flashings
  • CPCCWC3002A Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and the ACT Government.

ACT User Choice enrolment fee for apprentices $500.00.

Fee exemptions apply for target groups, please contact MIBT for more information.

Contact MiBT now for more information on enrolment fees and eligibility criteria for funding on 1300 642 457