Certificate III in Solid Plastering - CPC31020


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides a trade outcome in solid plastering for residential and commercial work. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of work, solid plastering. Solid plasterers apply plaster, cement and other mixtures to walls to create smooth or decorative finishes to interior walls and to render to exterior walls.Occupational titles may include:Solid PlastererRenderer.State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia modelCode of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industrymeets this requirement.


  • Prepare surfaces for plastering
  • Work safely at heights
  • Handle solid plastering materials
  • Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • Investigate business opportunities
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
  • Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
  • Install cast plaster blockwork and wall sheet panels
  • Use solid plastering tools and equipment
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Carry out conite construction and wall sheet panelling
  • Apply set coats
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Plan and organise work
  • Manage finances for new business ventures
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Restore and renovate solid plasterwork
  • Apply plaster by projection machine
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lidcombe College No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Lidcombe College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Required textbook fee of approximately $70

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