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CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

Your future is solid!

Join the workforce while building foundations for your career in wall and ceiling lining (plastering) with this apprenticeship.

Whether you’re still in high school or in the workforce, Gold Coast Trades College is flexible and will work with you, your employer and school to create a training program that suits your busy schedule.

Our school-based apprenticeship program allows you to jump start your Wall and Ceiling Lining career, earn money and complete Year 12 all at once.

This qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge in a range of Wall and Ceiling Lining competencies that will be customised to meet your training needs.

Subjects in this qualification include:

  • WHS requirements, policies and procedures
  • plan and organise work
  • conduct workplace communication
  • carry out measurements and calculations
  • read and interpret plans and specifications
  • work safely at heights
  • fix standard plasterboard wall sheets
  • fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets
  • fix battens
  • fix wet area sheets
  • fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas
  • fix fibre cement board
  • apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work
  • mix plastering compounds
  • finish plasterboard joins manually
  • manually sand plaster work
  • finish category 1 and 2 wet areas
  • cut and fix paper-faced cornices

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for experienced workers to gain a formal Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining qualification.

Delivery Options

Workplace: Y
Our campus: Y
School based: Y
Blended: Y

Career Outcomes

Graduates will be trade qualified in Wall and Ceiling Lining and can progress onto Certificate IV qualifications such as Building and Construction, Project Management or Small Business Management.

The CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall & Ceiling Lining is your starting point to becoming a:

  • Estimator
  • Fixer
  • Foreman
  • Modellers Hand
  • Plasterer
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sheet Hand
  • Small Business Owner
  • Supervisor
  • Trainer

Total number of units = 26

19 core units

7 elective units.

A maximum of two of the seven required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


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

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Fixing (hanging) field of work  

CPCCPB3001A Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets

CPCCPB3002A Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets

CPCCPB3003A Fix battens

CPCCPB3004A Fix wet area sheets

CPCCPB3005A Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas

CPCCPB3006A Fix fibre cement board


Finishing (stopping, sanding and cornices) field of work  

CPCCPB3007A Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work

CPCCPB3008A Mix plastering compounds

CPCCPB3009A Finish plasterboard joins manually

CPCCPB3010A Manually sand plaster work

CPCCPB3011A Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas

CPCCPB3012A Cut and fix paper-faced cornices


Elective Units

CPCCPB3023A Load and unload plaster and plaster-related products

CPCCPB3024A Use manual handling equipment to manoeuvre plaster products

CPCCPB3025A Store plasterboard and related products

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3017A Rectify faults in plaster applications

CPCCPB3018A Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster work

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Participants do however need intermediate language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.


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