CRICOS CODE: 110079F
Gain the skills and knowledge to work as a professional Solid Plasterer or Renderer for the residential and commercial construction sector. The CPC31020 Certificate III in Solid Plastering is offered as an apprenticeship getting you qualified to work in the building and construction industry by completing the units of competency.
Professionals working as Solid plasterers use plaster, cement, and other mixtures to apply set coats and render, texture coats to straight and bent surfaces, and rebuild and refurbish solid plasterwork.
Study how to finish floors, walls, and ceilings in gypsum and cement plasters; shape decorative mouldings; create textured finishes; style ornamental restorations; read and comprehend technical plans and stipulations; use measurements and computations, and work safely on a construction site.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements may vary among states and territories. Check with your relevant state and territory regulatory authorities to confirm those conditions.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Course entry and English language requirements:
- Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
- Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
- IELTS band 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent.
Applicant does not need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if one of the following applies:
- Applicant is a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
- Applicant is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES).
- Applicant is enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course.
- Applicant has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
- In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, applicant completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while they held a student visa.
- If an applicant has not undertaken any English Language Proficiency Test like IELTS, PTE, etc and does not meet the exempted criteria given above for English language proficiency, an applicant is required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at Riverdale Institute and required to achieve a satisfactory LLN score to gain entry into their course.
Minimum required LLN score for entry into this course:
- Learning: 3
- Reading: 3
- Writing: 3
- Oral Communication: 3
- Numeracy: 3
Please note that Riverdale Institute will not enrol an applicant into a course, if an applicant is unable to achieve satisfactory LLN score and that Riverdale Institute deems it is unable to offer sufficient LLN support to an applicant to complete their studies.
Pre-training Review (PTR):
The purpose of conducting the Pre-training review is to:
- Ascertain an applicant’s aspirations and interests with due consideration to the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills.
- Ascertain a suitable, and the most suitable qualification for an applicant to enrol in, based on their existing educational attainment, capabilities, aspirations, and interests and with due consideration to the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills.
- Ascertain that the proposed training and assessment strategy and resources used are appropriate for an applicant.
- Identify and assess the support needs and services like LLN support, personal support, non-academic support etc that an applicant would require during their studies.
PTR will be conducted during the enrolment application process and before admission is finalised using the PTR form. Please refer to Riverdale Institute’s Pre-Training Review Policy and Procedure.
Total number of units: 20
For more information, please refer to www.training.gov.au
- 15 core units
|Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
|Apply basic levelling procedures
|Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
|Plan and organise work
|Conduct workplace communication
|Carry out measurements and calculations
|Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
|Read and interpret plans and specifications
|Handle solid plastering materials
|Use solid plastering tools and equipment
|Prepare surfaces for plastering
|Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
|Apply set coats
|Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
|Restore and renovate solid plasterwork
- 5 Elective units
|Investigate business opportunities
|Manage finances for new business ventures
|Carry out concreting to simple forms
|Work safely at heights
|Carry out setting out
Note: Units marked with an *asterisk have one or more prerequisites.
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