Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining - CPC31211


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It provides a trade outcome in wall and ceiling lining.


  • 26 units: 19 core
  • 7 elective


  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • Plan and organise work
  • Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
  • Use manual handling equipment to manoeuvre plaster products
  • Install ceiling insulation
  • Store plasterboard and related products
  • Manually sand plaster work
  • Match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices
  • Use explosive power tools
  • Load and unload plaster and plaster-related products
  • Finish plasterboard joins manually
  • Carry out general demolition of minor building structures
  • Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Work safely at heights
  • Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Install suspended ceilings
  • Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
  • Mix plastering compounds
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas
  • Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to arches
  • Inspect equipment for serviceability
  • Construct bulkheads
  • Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
  • Install and fix residential acoustic plaster products
  • Manage small business finances
  • Fix wet area sheets
  • Install batt insulation products
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Plan travel routes
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Install and finish columns
  • Complete penetrations and flashings
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Fix battens
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings
  • Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • Assemble partitions
  • Use mechanical jointing equipment to finish joints
  • Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
  • Rectify faults in plaster applications
  • Fix fibre cement board

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

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  • Flexible Delivery : 48 months

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