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.

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