Cert III in Solid Plastering - CPC31020

Cert III in Solid Plastering

Course code: CPC31020

Enroll with Camden College in CPC31020 – Certificate III in Solid Plastering to help you achieve your goals within the fastest-growing industry in Australia. Learn how to apply plaster, cement, and other mixtures to walls to create smooth or decorative finishes to interior walls and to render to exterior walls. Our trainers will help you prepare for a career in solid plastering and gain the practical skills to undertake a range of solid plastering tasks in the commercial or residential construction industry.


Camden College has an excellent simulation area with all the tools and equipment you need for this course.


  • This course is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

Evidence for RPL may include

  • Proven work experience
  • Life experiences (including voluntary work and leisure pursuits)
  • Previous study (Qualifications, industry training, professional development programs or units)
  • References from qualified persons


For further information please contact the College and speak to our friendly Admissions Team:
Online Enrolment


  • Online
  • Classroom
  • Simulated work environment
  • Distance
  • Duration 52 weeks


This course is delivered over 52 weeks within a blended delivery mode, consisting of face-to-face (live or Virtual) classroom sessions + structured online learning + unstructured self-paced study.


Candidates must provide evidence of currency and experience by working in a management role for a minimum of 12 months within the past 18 months. A letter on company letterhead from current/past employer(s) verifying this is required.


This Certificate is designed to introduce students to the recognised trade callings in the construction industry and provide meaningful credit in a construction industry Australian Apprenticeship. This course is designed to cover topics common to all construction industry trades, including construction industry induction training and the fundamentals of bricklaying, simple concreting, and tiling.

As this is a course designed for students with little to no vocational experience (apart from assistant laborers, for example), the College will not offer RPL to ensure students have the opportuni- ty to undertake training in ‘current’ industry skills and knowledge.

Credit will be given for units of competency for which a certified copy is produced, subject to the College’s own verification. This will be identified prior to course commencement to enable any adjustments to the course program to be finalized.


To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units of competency (15 core units, 5 elective units)
CPCCCM2006Apply basic leveling proceduresCPCCSP3001Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces
CPCCCM2008Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCPCCSP3002Apply set coats
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCPCCSP3003Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCOM1013Plan and organize workCPCCSP3004Restore and renovate solid plasterwork
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communicationCPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculationsBSBESB407Manage finances for new business ventures
CPCCOM2001Read and interpret plans and specificationsBSBESB301Investigate business opportunities
CPCCSP2001Handle solid plastering materialsCPCCCM2012Work safely at heights
CPCCSP2002Use solid plastering tools and equipmentCPCCCO2013Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCSP2003Prepare surfaces for plasteringCPCCCM2006Apply basic leveling procedures