Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling LiningCPC31211
This certificate will provide you with training in all practical and theoretical areas of the wall and ceiling lining trade. View video:
- Aligning of Walls & Ceilings
- Mix and apply plaster and cement to walls and ceilings
- Ensure plaster is level and smooth using various techniques
- Estimate the quantity of materials needed
- Plan plasterboard layout from onsite evaluation
- Install plasterwork
The number of years expected to complete this apprenticeship is between three and four years.
Fibrous plasterers are employed by plastering subcontracting firms, building and construction companies and businesses that manufacture plaster products. Many plasterers are self employed and work on a subcontract basis. The demand for fibrous plasterers depends on activity in the building industry, in particular the housing sector. It is a large occupation with good prospects.
Demand is subject to changes in building activity. Qualified tradespeople are less likely to be affected by downturns in demand.
Specialisation: fixer (plaster), modellers hand (plaster), sheet hand (plaster).
The current Certificate III qualification for Wall and Ceiling Lining requires students to successfully complete 26 units of competency to achieve the credential. Of these 26 units, 19 are compulsory and a further seven elective units.
Full list of 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
CPCC0HS2001A 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
Full list of elective units:
CPCCCA3014A Construct Bulkheads
CPCCCA3015A Assemble Partitions
CPCCCM2006B Apply Basic Levelling Procedures
CPCCCM2007B Use Explosive Power Tools
CPCCWC3001A Install Plaster & Fibre to Curved Walls & Ceilings
CPCCWC3003A Install Dry Wall Passive Fire-Rated Systems
CPCCWC3004A Install Suspended Ceilings
Fees for these units vary. Students are also expected to cover the cost of clothing, equipment, safety glasses, tools and other materials.
This trade is linked to the Queensland skills shortage, and additional funding benefits may apply for employers.
Apprentices must be employed and have a signed Registered Training Contract to undertake apprenticeship training. BIGA will help you with the paperwork.
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