Certificate III in Solid Plastering

CPC31011 – Certificate III in Solid Plastering

This qualification provides a trade outcome in solid plastering in the residential and commercial construction industry.


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The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field 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 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. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.


Entry Requirement


This RPL and skills recognition program is available to worker with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience
  • Hold a current General Construction Induction (White) Card
  • Candidate must ensure required worksite, Solid Plastering tools, equipment, materials available for your RPL assessment



With the guidance of our dedicated assessors you can gain your qualification within a relatively short period of time. The RPL evidence process will normally take between 4 – 8 weeks after BTA completed the Free Pre- Enrollment Review depending on your chosen qualification and how quickly you gather your RPL evidence.


Depend on application

  • Anywhere in Australia
  • The RPL assessment include workplace observation, and will conduct at candidate’s jobsite.

Assessment condition

This qualification could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Mode of Delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).




Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for this program, experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.


Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience in an building and construction environment.




  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management


Student Information


For more details and student obligations, services provided and general information pertaining to your chosen course refer to the student information handbook on BTA Website


Cost For RPL

Please refer to candidate application kit




Unit of Competency

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

CPCCCM2006B  Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCM2008B  Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

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

CPCCPB3012A   Cut and fix paper-faced cornices

CPCCSP2001A   Handle solid plastering materials

CPCCSP2002A   Use solid plastering tools and equipment

CPCCSP2003A   Prepare surfaces for plastering

CPCCSP3001A   Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces

CPCCSP3002A   Apply set coats

CPCCSP3004A   Restore and renovate solid plasterwork

Elective Units

CPCCCM2007B  Use explosive power tools

CPCCCM2010B  Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001C  Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCCO2013A  Carry out concreting to simple forms

CPCCPB3026B   Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

How to get a builder’s or contractor licence or registration

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