CPC31011 - Certificate III in Solid Plastering

This qualification provides a trade outcome in solid plastering in the residential and commercial construction industry.

Intake dates
Every month on the 15th, except December
60 weeks
Tuition Fees
AUD $12,000
Mode of Study
Resource Fees
AUD $680*
Core Units
Application Fees
AUD $300*
Elective Units
Delivery Mode
Melbourne CBD

Course Description

The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Program Content:The training program covers 20 units of competency taken from the qualification. It has total Core units of 15 and 5 Elective Units, participants are required to successfully complete all 15 core units.

Resources: Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit. Students are encouraged their own laptops to do the study.

Recognition & Assessments

Recognition: This course holds national accreditation under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Assessments: This course includes written projects/assignments. Group tasks or assignments may occur as a type of assessment.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities: Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Plasterer

Reassessment & Eligibility/ Entry requirements

Reassessment: Students can have three reassessments of NYC (Not Yet Competent) free of charge provided that the submission of assessments has been done on time. Further, if a student fails more than three times in the unit, the student will have to repeat that unit and charges will be AUD$350.00 per unit (GST will not be charged).

Eligibility/ Entry requirements: This qualification requires a minimum of year 10 completion or equivalent. Oceania Polytechnic requires students to be a minimum of 16 years of age and to demonstrate that they have sufficient English Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) through satisfactory completion of OPIE’s pre-enrolment LLN test. International students may be required to provide evidence of their English Language Proficiency to the minimum level of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent. (Please check the Department of Home Affairs website on www.homeaffairs.gov.au for student visa requirements).

Unit Listings

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction
CPCCPB3012A Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
CPCCSP2001A Handle solid plastering materials
CPCCSP2002A Use solid plastering tools and equipment
CPCCSP2003A Prepare surfaces for plastering
CPCCSP3001A Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
CPCCSP3002A Apply set coats
CPCCSP3004A Restore and renovate solid plasterwork

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work


Apply: To apply for this course as an international student, please complete the online international student application for enrolment form together with the required supportive documents.

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