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With North Metropolitan TAFE’s solid plastering qualifications, you will learn how to apply plain, decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement or similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures. 

Solid plasterers are responsible for straightening corners, angles, wall and ceiling surfaces, cleaning and preparing surfaces, mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement or similar materials to walls and ceilings, levelling and smoothing surfaces, and applying finishing coats of plaster. 

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52824WA AB26 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Solid Plastering Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II On campus
Clarkson
aa33, 52443wa, TAFE02, TAFEADM, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000014, Solid Plastering, plaster, plasterer, solid, YY000000, AB26, 52824WA, cement, interiors, house design, render builder,

A trade career that has creativity covered

Solid plastering is a finishing trade and an important part of the building process. Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster and cement to the interiors and exteriors of structures.

Complete this pre-apprenticeship and you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice solid plasterer. It will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to make you more competitive when applying for an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Gain these skills
  • Finish walls and ceilings in plaster
  • Interpret plans
  • Measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job
  • Work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination, precise and careful
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
CPC31011 D399 Solid Plastering Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
Q000000, Q000001, Building, construction, plasterer, plastering, roof, plumbing, woodwork, wood, wood work, bricklaying, carpentry, d399, cpc31011, TAFE02, Building and Construction, Q000014, Solid Plastering

Do you want a career in a trade that has everything covered?

When you complete the Certificate III in Solid Plastering you will be ready for a certified trade career as a solid plasterer in the commercial or residential construction industry.

The Certificate III in Solid Plastering is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Finish walls and ceilings in gypsum and Portland cement plasters
  • Construct decorative mouldings, textured finishes, and ornamental restorations
  • Interpret plans
  • Apply WHS requirements
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination, precise and careful
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment

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With North Metropolitan TAFE’s painting qualifications, you will gain essential skills and knowledge in processes, materials, tools and equipment used in the industry, and develop specialist expertise in the preparation, application and maintenance of a variety of surface coatings.

You will be trained in a wide range of techniques, including wall-papering, texture coating, staining, spray painting and colour matching skills, in simulated work environments.

Architectural drafters and building designers hold key positions in many sectors of the construction industry. You will learn how to convert an idea into clear, dimensioned drawings, and to provide the builder with the necessary information for construction. With a healthy level of housing, public infrastructure works and mining projects in Western Australia, this is a field with good employment prospects. 

Our plumbing and gas qualifications cover common and specialist areas for the industry, including water, sanitary, drainage, mechanical services, roofing and gas services. You will learn how to use plumbing hand and power tools, work safely on roofs, install water service controls and devices, pump sets and heating systems, cut and join sheet metal, install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, fabricate and install steel pressure piping, and install LPG systems. 

Learn the skills to be a metal fabrication or welder to work in a diverse range of industries including mining, agriculture, transport and manufacturing.

The construction industry is a major sector of the Western Australian workforce and economy, and encompasses a huge variety of career pathways. It is closely aligned to building and includes a large range of trades such as carpentry and joinery, glass, bricklaying and glazing and roof plumbing, as well as an array of fields like site management, line management, estimating and contracting.

 

Our floor and wall tiling qualifications cover waterproofing, tile types, tile glues, tiling patterns and cement mortars, allowing you to develop specialist layout skills across a range of horizontal, vertical, curved sloped and twisted surfaces. You will be able to renovate or work in new buildings, including houses, shops, offices, factories and swimming pools.

North Metropolitan TAFE will spark your career in electrical and electrotechnology. Our courses will give you the skills to interpret electrical drawings, develop circuits, install and maintain electrical components, wiring, and to use equipment and systems in residential and commercial applications. 

Being able to learn how to select, install, set up, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises requires a very specific and complex skillset, which is why qualified and trained people in this industry are always in demand.

Our carpentry and joinery qualifications are suitable for an Australian building apprenticeship pathway, qualifying you for work on both residential and commercial construction sites. You will also qualify for more advanced building and construction courses and for further training towards your builder’s licence. 

Our bricklaying and blocklaying qualifications will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to lay bricks and blocks using different bonds for domestic, commercial, industrial and public buildings, and how to construct ornamental panels, feature walls, arches and columns. 

Our courses will see you ready to read and interpret plans
and specifications, apply basic leveling procedures, carry out measurements and calculations, handle and prepare materials, and use appropriate tools and equipment. 

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