Qualification details

CPC31812 - Certificate III in Shopfitting (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Feb/2013

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by CPC30116 - Certificate III in ShopfittingRevised qualification replacing superseded non-equivalent CPC31812 Certificate III in Shopfitting. 08/Sep/2016
Supersedes CPC31811 - Certificate III in ShopfittingRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC31811 Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes Code change to core unit: • CPCCSH3004A revised and not equivalent to CPCCSH3006A 06/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunitiesInvestigate micro business opportunities N/A
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business finances N/A
CPCCCA3001A - Carry out general demolition of minor building structuresCarry out general demolition of minor building structures N/A
CPCCCA3010A - Install and replace windows and doorsInstall and replace windows and doors N/A
CPCCCA3013A - Install lining, panelling and mouldingInstall lining, panelling and moulding N/A
CPCCCA3014A - Construct bulkheadsConstruct bulkheads N/A
CPCCCA3015A - Assemble partitionsAssemble partitions N/A
CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communication Core
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 331211 Carpenter And Joiner 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4411-11 Carpenter And Joiner 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 331211 Carpenter And Joiner 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4411-11 Carpenter And Joiner 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Feb/2013 
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Modification History

Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC31811

Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

Change to core unit:

  • CPCCSH3004A revised and not equivalent to CPCCSH3006A


This qualification provides a trade outcome in shopfitting.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Shopfitter.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • clear and direct communication
  • active listening
  • verbal and non-verbal language
  • questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans and drawings
  • Specifications
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks


  • Works as part of a team
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Coordinates and actions tasks
  • Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving 

  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes necessary remedial action
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Performs routine maintenance as required
  • Checks materials and products for conformity to specifications

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Puts ideas into action
  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising 

  • Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Determines material quantity requirements
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management 

  • Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements
  • Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems
  • Manages own performance to meet workplace standards
  • Seeks support to improve work performance
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


  • Uses calculators
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Packaging Rules

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

  • 30 units of competency:
  • 19 core units
  • 11 elective units.

A maximum of two of the required eleven elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units  


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Handle construction materials


Use construction tools and equipment


Apply basic levelling procedures


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Shopfitting field of work 


Install and replace windows and doors


Use static machines


Cut and install glass


Prepare surfaces


Use aluminium sections for fabrication


Set out and assemble cabinets, showcases, wall units, counters and workstations


Set out and fabricate shopfront commercial entries bulkheads and component fittings


Assemble and install shopfront commercial entries bulkheads and components


Apply and trim decorative finishes


Apply finishes

Elective units 


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Carry out general demolition of minor building structures


Install lining, panelling and moulding


Construct bulkheads


Assemble partitions


Calculate and cost construction work


Use explosive power tools


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Use computer-controlled machinery


Manufacture components for door and window frames and doors


Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems


Cut and bend materials using oxy-LPG equipment


Apply and install sealant and sealant devices


Install suspended ceilings


Install furnishing products


Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products


Fabricate synthetic solid surface products


Set up, operate and maintain CNC sizing machines


Set up, operate and maintain CNC machining and processing centres

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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