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CPC31020

Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Enhance your career as a solid plasterer with this hands-on course. This course provides the skills required to undertake a range of solid plastering tasks in the commercial or residential construction industry.

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TIME up to 4 years / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Enhance your career as a solid plasterer with this hands-on course. This course provides the skills required to undertake a range of solid plastering tasks in the commercial or residential construction industry.

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 covers core skills that are common across the construction industry as well units specific to solid plastering. Experienced professionals will show you how to apply plain, decorative, and protective coverings of plaster or cement to the interior and exterior of structures. You'll learn how to use solid plastering tools and equipment, install cast plaster and paper-faced cornice, apply trowelled texture coat finishes, and apply, float and render to straight and curved surfaces.

Successful completion of this course will give you the practical skills required to work as a solid plasterer or renderer. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, it will also allow you to apply for a trade outcome in solid plastering for residential and commercial construction work.

What can I do?

  • Plasterer (Solid)
  • Renderer

Course outcome:

CPC31020 Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Hands on training

Our large-scale training spaces replicate commercial and residential construction settings, delivering you a hands-on training experience.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2006
    Apply basic levelling procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2006
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out levelling in a single plane for the purpose of establishing correct and accurate set-out of building components. It includes the set-up, testing and use of levelling devices, and establishing and transferring heights using a range of levelling equipment. The unit supports workers in the construction industry who use a variety of common methods and equipment when working with others and as a member of a team. It applies to levelling work on residential and commercial work sites.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001 , CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic levelling procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2008
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2008
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • 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
  • CPCCSP2001
    Handle solid plastering materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively handle, sort, prepare, position and remove solid plastering materials.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle solid plastering materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSP2002
    Use solid plastering tools and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP2002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely select, check, use and store tools and equipment for solid plastering.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use solid plastering tools and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSP2003
    Prepare surfaces for plastering
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP2003
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare substrates for solid plastering.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare surfaces for plastering

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSP3001
    Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP3001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to float, render and finish flat and curved solid plastering work.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSP3002
    Apply set coats
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP3002
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to mix and apply set coats to flat and curved solid plaster backgrounds.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply set coats

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSP3003
    Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP3003
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to mix and apply trowelled texture coat finishes.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCSP3004
    Restore and renovate solid plasterwork
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCSP3004
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply processes and techniques to repair damage in lime mortar cement render and solid plaster surfaces.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Restore and renovate solid plasterwork

  • 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

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Certificate III in Solid Plastering

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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.

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

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