CPC31020 Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Course Description

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CPC31020 Certificate III in Solid Plastering

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.


Course Structure
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 20 units of competency. This is comprised of 15 core units and 5 elective units.

A maximum of one of the five required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any current training package or accredited course as long it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintains the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2008 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

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


CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Funding (Recognition of Prior Learning and Gap Training)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding subsidies may be available to eligible Queensland workers for skills assessment and up to 10 units of gap training, valued at up to $5,500. A minimum of 2 Gap Training units applies. Participants must be able to demonstrate RPL experience in a minimum of 70% of the units of competencies required to complete this qualification, and of these units have no more than 50% Credit Transfer.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in the solid plastering industry is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.


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