Project Description

Become a qualified plasterer.

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What is this course about?

The CPC31011- Certificate III in Solid Plastering provides a trade outcome in solid plastering in the residential and commercial construction industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Plasterer

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working as a plasterer in a construction environment.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

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.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood or you’re worksite

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate for CPC31011- Certificate III in Solid Plastering issued by Best Option Training RTO Code 41246

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

20 units of competency made up of:

  • 15 core units
  • 5 elective units.

A maximum of one of the five required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units  
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2006BApply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCPB3012ACut and fix paper-faced cornices
CPCCSP2001AHandle solid plastering materials
CPCCSP2002AUse solid plastering tools and equipment
CPCCSP2003APrepare surfaces for plastering
CPCCSP3001AApply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
CPCCSP3002AApply set coats
CPCCSP3004ARestore and renovate solid plasterwork
Elective units
Specialist plastering field of work  
CPCCSP3003AApply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCSP3005AInstall pre-cast decorative mouldings
CPCCSP3006AInstall cast plaster blockwork
CPCCSP3007AApply plaster by projection machine
General electives  
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
CPCCCM2007BUse explosive power tools
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCCO2013ACarry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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