Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Become a plasterer, Study Certificate III in Solid Plastering - CPC31011

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 tiler in general construction or as a sole trader. Possible job title includes plasterer.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Course National Code: CPC31011NRT-logo

Course CRICOS Code: 099907E

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

Tuition Fees: AU$ 21,000
Material Fees: AU$ 4,600
Total discounted course and material fees (for a limited time): AU$ 23,500 (Monthly or term by term instalment plan available)

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

*We offer a range of scholarships and discounts (please see scholarships page). Please also note prices may vary if Credit Transfer are approved.


Cookery students will receive a quality Uniform and Kitchen Set (including knives, etc).


Career Opportunities

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

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Live Kitchen, Real Work

Students will participate in a real kitchen operation at The Panorama Commercial Kitchen (fire and water).  Student will use all required kitchen equipment and tools including the knife and sharp tools. As a part of course delivery, student will deal with all cooking operations, including beef, chicken, meat veg, etc. Please advise us if special arrangements are required. Students will have 100 hours industry placement.
You will prepare, cook and present multiple items for a minimum of 48 complete food service periods (shifts) including: breakfast, lunch, dinner and Special Function

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 Kitchen where trainees will have an opportunity to serve customers and receive feedback from customers. The last term of the course, students will need to complete 48 shifts in an approved commercial restaurant. PCBT arranges these industry placements for its students to enhance skills and further employment opportunities. Assessment is competency based and is generally though questioning, project and practical demonstrations. As a part of this qualification students must be able to handle seafood, poultry and meat products.

Entry admission requirements

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

Academic English 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 5.0 overall (General or Academic) or

TOEFL iBT Test Score of 35 or

PTE Academic Test Score of 36 or

Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 154 or

OET Pass Grade B or

PCBT Certificate 3 in EAL

IELTS test score of 4.5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS

You may be exempted to provide evidence of English Language competence if:

you have studied for 5 years in an English speaking country.

you have completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV OR higher level course in an Australian Education Provider under a student visa.

you have successfully completed a foundation course in Australia

you have successfully completed the College English Placement Test.

you have successfully completed your High School or higher tertiary qualification in English Language

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 units:

Core units
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 industry
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

Electives are as follows:

CPCCCO2013A: Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCPB3026B: Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCCM2010B: Work safely at heights
CPCCSP3003A: Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCPD2013A: Remove and replace doors and door and window components

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