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Plastering (Wall and Ceiling Lining)


If you like hands-on work and are interested in creating ornamental objects for homes and other buildings, you can specialise in internal work in the building and construction industry with a plastering course at Melbourne Polytechnic.

The training centre at our Epping campus has Victoria’s most technologically advanced facilities for building and construction.

Fibrous plasterers make and install internal plaster linings in various buildings, including:

  • Domestic
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

The linings are for both walls and ceilings. The work involves making fixing plaster sheets and cornices and fixing them to timber and metal framing. Plasterers also manufacture and fix ornamental plasterwork.

The courses we offer include:

  • Pre-apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship

The pre-apprenticeship course is studied off-site at Melbourne Polytechnic, while apprentices work on-site with qualified plasterers plus selected periods of on-site training with us.

In these courses you will also learn general building industry skills, as well as skills specific to plastering.

These include:

  • using hand and power tools
  • first aid
  • plastering construction techniques
  • occupational health and safety
  • levelling and scaffolding
  • reading building plans
  • demolition work
  • operating elevated work platforms
  • installing walls and ceilings
  • installing insulation
  • installing decorative mouldings.

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Wall & Ceiling Lining and Painting & Decorating)
The Certificate II in Building and Construction (Wall & Ceiling Lining and Painting & Decorating) is a dual qualification that will help you launch your career in building and construction.

Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining (Plastering) - Apprenticeship
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.

Short Courses
Basic Wallpapering for Master Painters Association

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