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CPC31220

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Complete this qualification with TAFE Queensland as part of your apprenticeship to progress your construction career. Become a qualified plasterer and recognised tradesperson.

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TIME 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Progress your career in the construction industry with this apprenticeship qualification. This course will qualify you as a fibrous plasterer and help you become a recognised tradesperson.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as plasterers is experiencing strong growth. This large occupation is expected to create around 19,000 jobs over the next five years with employers looking for people who are reliable, hardworking, and work well in a team. 

This course will allow you to apply and practice plastering skills to complement your on-the-job training. You will learn to install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to line walls and ceilings. You'll construct bulkheads and assemble partitions as well as install cornicing. Our trade-qualified teachers will train you to work safely and effectively and will assist you to plan and inspect your work to ensure the highest standards.

Successful completion of this qualification as an apprenticeship will allow you to apply to become a qualified fibrous plasterer in a commercial or domestic setting.

What can I do?

  • Fibrous Plasterer

Course outcome:

CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Recognition of experience

Skills and knowledge you have already gained working in the construction industry can be recognised through TAFE Queensland's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can use RPL to have your existing skills taken into account and earn your qualification sooner.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3014
    Construct and install bulkheads
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct bulkheads for decorative purposes, to contain fittings, such as range hoods and cupboards, to conceal services, and to help facilitate changes in ceiling heights, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Construct and install bulkheads

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCA3026
    Assemble partitions
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCA3026
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to set out and assemble partitions for the purpose of dividing areas into useable spaces, meeting all relevant requirements of national construction codes, Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assemble partitions

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1014
    Conduct workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1014
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1015
    Carry out measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1015
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic measurements and calculations to determine task and material requirements in a construction work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM2001
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM2001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations at a basic level.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3001
    Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to fix standard plasterboard wall sheets to comply with manufacturers’ and job specifications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3002
    Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3002
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to hang and fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3003
    Fix battens
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to fix battens to ceiling joists or roof trusses when preparing to fix ceiling system sheets.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix battens

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3004
    Fix wet area sheets
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to fix wet area sheets to comply with manufacturer and job specifications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix wet area sheets

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3005
    Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3005
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to hang and fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3006
    Fix fibre cement board
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to fix fibre cement board.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fix fibre cement board

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3007
    Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3007
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify the level of finish standards and their application to the planning and inspection of own work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3008
    Mix plastering compounds
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3008
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to mix plastering compounds using hand and mechanical mixing techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Mix plastering compounds

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3009
    Finish plasterboard joints manually
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3009
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to manually finish plasterboard joints.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Finish plasterboard joints manually

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3010
    Manually sand plaster work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3010
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to hand sand joints in plaster walls, ceilings and cornices.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manually sand plaster work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCPB3012
    Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCPB3012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to measure, cut and fix paper-faced cornices.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWC3003
    Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWC3003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and install dry wall fire-rated systems to walls and ceilings.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWC3004
    Install suspended ceilings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWC3004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to install exposed and concealed suspended ceilings

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install suspended ceilings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

COURSE CODE: CPC31220
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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