CPC31020 – Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Become a plasterer, Study CPC31020 - Certificate III in Solid Plastering

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

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a plasterer in general construction or as a sole trader. Possible job title includes plasterer.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Course National Code: CPC31020

Course CRICOS Code: 103814E

This course is available to international students only (applying for a student visa (500) or currently on a student visa (500).

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 104 weeks in eight ten-week terms up to 22 weeks of holidays depending on commencement date. Classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week, two days per week plus 4 hours of scheduled study.

Course Fees

For a limited time:

Tuition Fees: AU$ 20,500
Material Fees: AU$ 4,900
AU$25,400 total tuition and material fees payable in 8-installments in 2-year

Please see more available scholarships.
*Please note prices may vary if Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer is approved, please refer to our website for more details.


 Refer to Intakes

We support our Solid Plastering - CPC31020 students to get 360 hours of industry placement.


Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a plasterer in general construction or as a sole trader. Possible job title includes: Solid Plasterer.


Pathways Into the Qualification


Pathways From the Qualification

Students who successfully complete the Certificate III may go on to complete further study in a range of Certificate IV qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Building and Construction various streams; Building; Site Management; Specialist Trades or Trade Contracting.


Industry Placement. You must be physically fit to take this course.

PCBT will Support Certificate III in Solid Plastering – CPC31020 Students in Finding Work Placements to Complete 360 Hours in terms 3-8 (Note: Students must abide by PCBT Code of Conduct).
Work placements are organised by PCBT College. Host work placement facilities are fully briefed by PCBT’s qualified tiling trainer on the supervision and support requirements when hosting our student.

Study and Assessment mode

This course is delivered in a combination of theory and practical sessions. All practical sessions are conducted in a fully equipped trade training centre where students will have access to all relevant equipment and a chance to practice all the techniques as required by the training package. From term 3, students will also participate in 200 hours of workplace experience to ensure that skills are demonstrated in an industry context to industry standard; PCBT assessors will visit student worksites to observe skills in action. PCBT supports students with industry placements for its students to enhance skills and further employment opportunities, however, students are expected to work with PCBT to organise their placements. Assessment is competency based and is generally though questioning, project and practical demonstrations.

Entry admission requirements

Those students who wish to undertake this course should meet the following academic and English language requirements.

AcademicEnglish Language
Year 11 or equivalent;
Various Certificate II Construction qualifications or with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification
Intermediate Level of English or
IELTS Test Score of 6 overall (General or Academic) or
TOEFL iBT Test Score of 60 or
PTE Academic Test Score of 51.6 or
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 169 or
OET Pass Grade B or
IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent can take our English Language Placement test. this is only applicable for English speaking country (level 1 country)

Please note that you are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs English language requirements for student visa applications, which may differ from the aforementioned course entry requirements. Please refer to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ to find out the assessment level for your country and to determine the required level of English that you should possess

To be able to achieve this qualification, students must successfully complete the following 20 units of competency:

Core units:

CPCCOM2001      Read and interpret plans and specifications

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

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

Electives units

BSBESB301         Investigate business opportunities

BSBESB407         Manage finances for new business ventures

CPCCCM2012*   Work safely at heights

CPCCCO2013*    Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCPB3026*     Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

Apply Online

Enquire Admissions:
Call: 08 9202 1003
Email: admissions@pcbt.wa.edu.au