CPC31020 – Certificate III in Solid Plastering
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Qualification Description

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 Plasterer
  • Renderer
  • 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 model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 15 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • Electives are to be selected as follows:

  • all five units from the electives listed below, or

  • four units from the electives listed below, plus one unit selected from any current training package or accredited course as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintains the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and does not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.
  • Prerequisite Units of Competency

    An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit(s) must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

    Core Units

    CPCCCM2006B – Apply basic levelling procedures

    CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

    CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

    CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

    CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

    CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

    CPCCOM2001* – Read and interpret plans and specifications

    CPCCSP2001* – Handle solid plastering materials

    CPCCSP2002* – Use solid plastering tools and equipment

    CPCCSP2003* – Prepare surfaces for plastering

    CPCCSP3001* – Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces

    CPCCSP3002* – Apply set coats

    CPCCSP3003* - Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

    CPCCSP3004* – Restore and renovate solid plasterwork

    CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

    Elective Units of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    BSBESB301 - Investigate business opportunities

    BSBESB407 - Manage finances for new business ventures

    CPCCCM2007* – Use explosive power tools

    CPCCCM2012* – Work safely at heights

    CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms to 11 metres

    CPCCCO2013* – Carry out concreting to simple forms

    CPCCPB3015* - Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

    CPCCPB3026* – Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

    CPCCSP3005* - Install pre-cast decorative mouldings

    CPCCSP3006* - Install cast plaster blockwork and wall panels

    CPCCSP3007* - Apply plaster by projection machine

    CPCCSP3008* - Carry out conite construction and wall sheet panelling


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