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  • CPC31220

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Fibrous Plasterer
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CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

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Course overview

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCCA3014
Construct and install bulkheads
CPCCCA3026
Assemble partitions
CPCCCM2012
Work safely at heights
CPCCOM1012
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013
Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014
Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015
Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPB3001
Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
CPCCPB3002
Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
CPCCPB3003
Fix battens
CPCCPB3004
Fix wet area sheets
CPCCPB3005
Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
CPCCPB3006
Fix fibre cement board
CPCCPB3007
Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
CPCCPB3008
Mix plastering compounds
CPCCPB3009
Finish plasterboard joints manually
CPCCPB3010
Manually sand plaster work
CPCCPB3012
Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
CPCCWC3003
Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
CPCCWC3004
Install suspended ceilings
CPCCWHS2001
Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCCA3010
Install windows and doors
CPCCCM2006
Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2007
Use explosive power tools
CPCCCM2008
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001
Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCCM3005
Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCPB3020
Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
CPCCPB3026
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCSP3005
Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
CPCCWC3001
Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved wall and ceiling substrates

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
Payment options

Payment options

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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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland