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Nationally Recognised

CPC31020 Certificate III
In Solid Plastering

About The
Wall & Ceiling Institute

The Wall and Ceiling Institute RTO number 70212 delivers courses which are specifically designed to meet the needs of our members and the broader industry.


Apprenticeship duration is 36 months

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Recognition of
Prior Learning

Students are able to apply for recognition of prior learning for individual unit/s of competency or a credit transfer may apply for unit/s of competency.


Assessment method will include a mix of theory and practical components in the workplace or simulated work environment.

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Students will also have time to have independent study to complete and do research on parts of their assessment projects.

What The
Course Involves

This qualification has core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry as well as specialist fields 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 unit CPCCWHS1001 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.


All delivery options include workplace flexible delivery specific to the needs of the employer and apprentice.

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Offsite delivery at our training centre when no workplace is available to complete specific tasks, a simulated workplace has been created to meet these requirements.

Student Eligibility

The Certificate III in Solid Plastering (CPC31020) is offered as a VTG (Victorian Government) funded qualification for eligible students (offered by AWCI ANZ through Apprenticeship arrangements). It is also available for a very reasonable fee for workers who do not meet the VTG funding eligibility building.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of apprenticeship students will receive a Qualification in (CPC31020) - Certificate III in Solid Plastering. If the qualification is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the unit(s) of competency successfully completed.

Fees And Charges

  • 1st year admin fee $350.00
  • 2nd Year Admin Fee $455.00
  • 3rd Year Admin Fee $455.00

Qualification Requirements

To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, a total of 20 units must be successfully completed. 15 Core Units and 5 Elective Units


  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Solid Plastering
Field of Work

  • 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 *


  • CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • CPCCSP3005 Install pre-cast decorative mouldings
  • CPCCSP3006 Install cast plaster blockwork*
  • CPCCCO2013 Carry out concreting to simple forms *
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • Apply plaster by projection machine*