Craft your future and gain a strong foundation to enter the building industry as a fibrous plasterer or wall and ceiling liner. Renovate, extend and create projects with fibrous plastering and building skills, and be eligible to apply for your trade licence.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Cut and fix paper-faced cornices, match, mitre and install cast ornamental cornices, and install pre-cast decorative mouldings
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Fibrous Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.
Very Strong Growth
Other jobs include: - Fibrous plasterer, - Wall and ceiling liner, - Drywaller and - Site supervisor
This is a licensed occupation. NSW Fair Trading is the licensing and regulatory authority for trades and contractor authorities in NSW. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 22 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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