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Joinery 

For licensing purposes, joinery means the making and installation of non-structural timber, timber composite or metal components or elements for buildings such as doors, windows, prefabricated glass fencing, stairs, and built-in furniture (such as cupboards, wardrobes, entertainment units and the like), generally made off site and installed as a completed unit.

Works which can be considered as included in the class of joinery:

  • shower screens
  • internal timber cladding of walls and ceilings.

Qualifications

Completion of

  1. CPC31912/ CPC31911/ CPC31908 Certificate III in Joinery; or
  2. CPC32011/ CPC32008 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery; or
  3. CPC30116/ CPC31812/ CPC31811/ CPC31808 Certificate Ill in Shopfitting; or
  4. MSF31113/ LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making; or
  5. MSF31113/ LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture); or
  6. MSF31113/ LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms); or
  7. BCF30100 Certificate III in Off Site Construction (Shop fitting); or
  8. BCF30200 Certificate III in Off Site Construction (Joinery — Timber/Aluminium/Glass); or
  9. M5F30213/LMF30302 Certificate Ill in Furniture Making; or
  10. LMF30402 Certificate III in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making); or
  11. LMF30502 Certificate III in Furniture Making (Wood Machinery); or
  12. MEM30705/ MEM30603 Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction; or
  13. Qualification 11760 Certificate III in Shopfitting Kitchen and Detailed Joinery, Trade TAFE course #2147; or
  14. Certificate III in Shopfitting and Detailed Joinery Trade TAFE course #5122; or
  15. Qualification 90604 Certificate Ill in Furnishing (Cabinetmaking), TAFE course #8182; or
  16. Qualification 1323 Certificate III in Furnishing (Cabinetmaking), TAFE course #2189; or
  17. Qualification 90605 Certificate III in Woodmachining, TAFE course #8183; or
  18. Qualification 1323 Certificate III in Woodmachining; or
  19. Qualification 11756 Certificate Ill in Boat and Shipbuilding, TAFE course #3181.

To find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above, refer to the information on building licensing courses.

Previous licence and supervisor certificate holders

Reissue of expired unconditioned licences and supervisor certificates

If you have ever held a licence or supervisor certificate in the current prescribed categories (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) that was not subject to restrictions or conditions and you apply for a new licence or supervisor certificate, your previous licence or certificate will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

Reissue of expired licences and supervisor certificates held in the last five (5) years that were subject to conditions or restrictions

If you have held a licence or supervisor certificate in the last five (5) years that was subject to restrictions or conditions in the prescribed categories (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)), we will assess your application and reissue you a licence or certificate that reflects the scope of work that your licence or certificate covered. This may include being subject to conditions or restrictions.

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