Plastering Apprenticeship

CPC31220 Certificate III in Wall & Ceiling Lining

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Course Suitability

The qualification has core unit competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

  • Wall & Ceiling Liner/Plasterer

Course & Vocational Outcomes

This Qualification provides a trade outcome in Wall and Ceiling Lining (plastering) operations for residential and commercial construction work.

The candidate must complete 29 units – 22 core and 7 electives.

Entry Requirements

None required.

Qualification & Career Pathways

Employment & Career Path opportunities include developing more specialised technical skills and knowledge for working in a range of wall and ceiling lining environments.

This is a nationally accredited, formal qualification recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

After completion of this qualification you have a range of opportunities to continue your studies at Certificate IV level in:

  • Building and Construction

Course Duration

This course is scheduled over 48 months (4 years).

Delivery Mode

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Course Units


  • CPCCPB3007A Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
  • CPCCPB3006A Fix fibre cement board
  • CPCCPB3005A Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
  • CPCCPB3008A Mix plastering compounds
  • CPCCPB3009A Finish plasterboard joins manually
  • CPCCPB3012A Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
  • CPCCPB3011A Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas
  • CPCCPB3010A Manually sand plaster work
  • CPCCPB3004A Fix wet area sheets
  • CPCCPB3003A Fix battens
  • CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCPB3002A Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • CPCCPB3001A Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


  • CPCCCA3014A Construct bulkheads
  • CPCCCA3015A Assemble partitions
  • CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2007B Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCWC3001 A Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to curved walls and ceilings
  • CPCCWC3003A Install dry wall passive fire-rated systems
  • CPCCWC3004A Install suspended ceilings
  • CPCCPB3025A Store Plasterboard and related products
  • CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCPB3014A – Install batt insulation products
  • CPCCCA3001A – Carry out general demolition of minor building structures

Additional Information

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