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Certificate III in Solid Plastering

National CodeCPC31011
TAFE SA CodeTP00261
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
FacultiesBuilding and Construction
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery

 CampusApplication Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Study Load
Tonsley How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
The duration of an apprenticeship or traineeship course is determined by the study plan.

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Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.


This course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful career in the building and construction industry as a solid plasterer. You will learn how to finish walls, floors and ceilings in gypsum and Portland cement plasters, and construct various mouldings, textured finishes and ornamental restoration work.

Employment Outcomes

Possible job roles include: Plasterer

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Solid Plastering (CPC31011)
15 core units:

  • Install fire-rated masonry construction
  • Plan and organise work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
  • Handle solid plastering materials
  • Use solid plastering tools and equipment
  • Prepare surfaces for plastering
  • Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
  • Apply set coats
  • Restore and renovate solid plasterwork
  • plus 5 elective units.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. WorkReady funding for this course is only for a trainee/apprentice with an approved training contract.

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