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CRICOS Course Code 103812G

CPC31020-Certificate III in Solid Plastering

This qualification provides a trade outcome in solid plastering for residential and commercial work. The qualification has a 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.

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.

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60 weeks

Model & Delivery

Full-time & Face-to-face


Only 15 Core Units & 5 Elective units


Every month 15th

Application Fee

AUD $300*

Total Course Fee

AUD $14,000**

Resources: Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.

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

Assessments: A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualification and the choice of strategy is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work-based projects including the maintenance of log books, action research projects, case studies and log books.

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

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 12 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 for student visa requirements).

Unit Listings


Unit Code Unit Name CORE ELECTIVE
WHS & Construction Basics Module
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry CORE
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work CORE
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication CORE
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications CORE
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry CORE
Calculation & Business Opportunities Module
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations CORE
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities ELECTIVE
BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures ELECTIVE
Basic Plastering Skills Module
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures CORE
CPCCSP2001 Handle solid plastering materials CORE
CPCCSP2002 Use solid plastering tools and equipment CORE
CPCCSP2003 Prepare surfaces for plastering CORE
Advanced Painting Skills Module
CPCCSP3001 Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces CORE
CPCCSP3002 Apply set coats CORE
CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes CORE
CPCCSP3004 Restore and renovate solid plasterwork CORE
Elevated Platforms Module
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding CORE
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights ELECTIVE
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres ELECTIVE
CPCCPB3026 Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems ELECTIVE



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