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CPC31020 – Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Building & Construction

Course Description

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

20 units of competency:

15 core units of competency

5 elective units of competency.

15 core units 5 elective units
CPCCCM2006 – Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2008 – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

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

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

CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

BSBESB301 – Investigate business opportunities

BSBESB407 – Manage finances for new business ventures

CPCCCM2007 – Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2012 – Work safely at heights

CPCCCO2013 – Carry out concreting to simple forms


Course Duration & Mode of Delivery

CTC offers this qualification by either RPL or by Training and assessment.

Enrolment is valid for two years.

Typically, RPL’s take 3 months but can be longer.  Those undertaking a training and assessment program typically take 24 months to complete the course.


Both pathways make use of our Online Learning Management system as a source of documentation.

Both RPL and Training and Assessment require face to face interaction, with training and assessment requiring two days of face to face classroom attendance per week.

Participants must be working in the industry and have the support of their employers.

Commencement Date

Please contact our office to obtain our course commencement dates.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition is available to all learners of the RTO. An application for Recognition can be made on the Application for Recognition Form.

Refund Policy and Deferments

Please refer to our Student Handbook for full details

Study Pathways

Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) Or any other relevant qualification

Employment Opportunities

This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in construction roles in businesses and other industries requiring building and construction qualifications.

Entry Requirements

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an existing worker in a building supervision role
  • have the support of their supervisor and employer
  • hold a minimum of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)
  • able to commit to the course duration and time commitment
  • Have already attained a “Whitecard”
  • Satisfactorily completed our Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  • Have a completed workplace support agreement, which confirms the resources required for training and assessment will be made available to the student.

Additional Requirements

Students will need to have an internet-capable laptop.

RPL Students will need this to access and potentially submit their RPL evidence

Training and Assessment Students will need this to access the learning and assessment material both in class and at home.

Course Fee

Contact our office for the current course fees for RPL and Training and Assessment

Contact Details

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