Wall and ceiling liners make, apply and fix the internal and external linings of commercial and domestic buildings. These linings may include office partitions, non-structural walls and ceilings.
To become a wall and ceiling liner you usually have to complete an apprenticeship in Wall and Ceiling Lining. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Wall and ceiling liners may perform the following tasks:
Wall and ceiling liners usually work in dusty conditions. They may work alone or in teams of two or three, both indoors and outdoors. They may have contact with the public.
Wall and ceiling liners are employed by plastering subcontracting firms, building and construction companies, and businesses that manufacture plaster products. Many wall and ceiling liners are self-employed and work on a subcontract basis. The demand for wall and ceiling liners depends on activity in the building industry, particularly in the housing sector. Trade qualifications are sought after, but are not essential. Demand is subject to changes in building activity. Qualified tradespeople are less likely to be affected by downturns in demand.
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