Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining lets you climb the ladder to success. Get a trade qualification and learn the latest in plastering skills so that you become an asset to any employer with your plastering industry apprenticeship.
A hands-on course to get you ready for your career
Gain practical training with this hands-on course to ensure you are an asset to any employer in your plastering career. This course is also available to students who do not have a formal apprenticeship agreement.
Melbourne Polytechnic is a leader in industry training, helping you develop the skills and knowledge you need as a plasterer. We take you through a wide range of tasks and teach the use of plastering materials for the construction industry, including:
- fixing standard plasterboard sheets
- cutting and fixing paper face cornices
- reading and interpreting plans and specifications
- fixing wet area sheets
- assembling partitions
- installing suspended ceilings
- installing ornamental architectural products
Industry connections and resources
Learn from recognised leaders in industry training. All Melbourne Polytechnic plastering teaching staff are industry-qualified and experienced practitioners, providing in-depth training to ensure that you become an asset to any employer in your career.
Train on full-sized projects at our Epping campus, boasting technologically advanced building and construction facilities. We also offer customised training programs and training on-site, and can make our delivery flexible to fit your business or work schedules.
As an apprentice, you will be working in the industry when not attending training.
After completing the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining you will be qualified to gain full-time work in the plastering industry or be able to start your own business.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the course, with progressive testing. You can track your progress on-site using the new eProfiling app.
For further information on the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining (Plastering) apprenticeship, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryOnsite, Flexible, Offsite, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsNo formal entry requirements. Ideally, you should be employed as an apprentice plasterer. If you already have work experience in the plastering trade, you can complete the course through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process
Assessment MethodsInternal assessment with progressive testing
MaterialsWe supply course-specific learning resources, including tools and equipment and you will need to supply basic writing materials, including a notebook and pen
Pathways to further studyWhen successfully completed, progress in your career by enrolling in Quality Assure Fire-Rated Lining Systems or the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Career PathwaysAs a graduate of the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining (Plastering), you will be able to gain full-time employment in the Plastering industry, or go on to start your own business
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1013A||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCCM2008A||ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING||40|
|CPCCCM2010A||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||8|
|CPCCCM3001B||OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS||32|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCPB3001A||FIX STANDARD PLASTERBOARD WALL SHEET||60|
|CPCCPB3002A||FIX STANDARD PLASTERBOARD CEILING SHEETS||60|
|CPCCPB3004A||FIX WET AREA SHEETS||20|
|CPCCPB3005A||FIX CEILING SHEETS TO EXTERNAL PROTECTED AREAS||40|
|CPCCPB3006A||FIX FIBRE CEMENT BOARD||20|
|CPCCPB3007A||APPLY LEVELS OF FINISH STANDARDS TO PLANNING AND INSPECTION OF OWN WORK||40|
|CPCCPB3008A||MIX PLASTERING COMPOUNDS||20|
|CPCCPB3009A||FINISH PLASTERBOARD JOINTS MANUALLY||60|
|CPCCPB3010A||MANUALLY SAND PLASTER WORK||16|
|CPCCPB3011A||FINISH CATEGORY 1 & 2 WET AREAS||20|
|CPCCPB3012A||CUT AND FIX PAPER-FACED CORNICES||40|
|CPCCPB3020A||MATCH MITRE AND INSTALL CAST ORNAMENTAL CORNICES||60|
|CPCCSP3005A||INSTALL PRECAST DECORATIVE MOULDINGS||120|
|CPCCWC2001A||COMPLETE PENETRATIONS AND FLASHINGS||20|
|CPCCWC3001A||INSTALL AND FINISH PLASTERBOARD AND FIBRE CEMENT TO CURVED WALLS AND CEILINGS||40|
|CPCCWC3002A||INSTALL AND FINISH PLASTERBOARD AND FIBRE CEMENT TO ARCHES||60|
|CPCCWC3003A||INSTALL DRY WALL PASSIVE FIRE RATED SYSTEMS||40|
|CPCCWC3004A||INSTALL SUSPENDED CEILINGS||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.