Solid Plastering falls in the Architecture & Building Field of Education. This qualification provides a trade outcome in solid plastering, covering work in residential and commercial applications. In general, the available programs are flexible and focus on matching learning progress, with the on-the-job experience gained week to week.

A graduate in Certificate III in Solid Plastering earns an average of $54,000 per annum. More than 80% of the graduates generally start/expand a business or move on to more skilled work to get a promotion or higher pay.

Levels of Educational Programs Available
  • Certificate III in Solid Plastering

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This course provides knowledge and skills to finish walls and ceilings using gypsum plasters, acrylic texture coats. Students also learn how to install precast decorative mouldings and construct ornamental mouldings in the restoration process.

Course Duration: 2 years full-time with a combination of workshop and classroom training. Course duration may also vary from provider to provider.

Eligibility: May vary from provider to provider, but must have completed year 12 or equivalent.

English Requirement: IELTS score 5.0 overall (may vary)

Fees: AUD$10,000 to AUD$15,000 (varying from provider to provider)


  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

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The Architecture & Building industry is huge and one can continue to rise up and ahead with experience. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences may even lead to PR.

ANZSCO CODE: 333212 – Solid Plasterer

  • Apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.
  • Apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.
Task inculde
  • Determining plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and vapour barriers
  • Measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens
  • Preparing corner beads and securing them in position Fixing pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
  • Covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sand paper
  • Mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness
  • Plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
  • Creating decorative textures in finishing coats
  • Applying and finishing acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials
  • 189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)
  • 190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work
  • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)
  • 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • 407 - Training (subclass 407)


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