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Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Solid Plastering

Solid plasterers apply plaster & protective coatings to cement, block & brick walls during the construction phase. This course would suit someone who doesn’t mind working on their feet who also has an eye for decorative details.

Solid Plasterer is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Solid plasterers can also apply decorative finishes to internal and external walls using render or plaster depending on the application. Solid plasterers also perform a range of “finishing work” in the final phase of the construction process: preparing and cleaning walls for paint, smoothing of ceilings & walls, creating straight and smooth angles on walls & custom build outs and cavities.

Graduates will be qualified trades person in the plastering industry. Throughout the course graduates will learn skills such as:

  • Install pre-cast decorative moldings.
  • Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces.
  • Carry out concreting to simple forms.
  • Apply set coats.
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding.
  • Read and interpret building plans and specifications.
  • Apply OHS requirements and policies in the construction industry.

Common Course Requirements

  • Must have graduated year 12 in home country.
  • Must have a minimum English score of IELTS 5.5

Graduate Outcome

  • Full time solid plasterers earn an average of $1600.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a solid plasterer in Australia are 43 hours per week.
  • Plasterers can work independently or be part of a larger construction company.
  • Employment for this occupation has grown strongly over the past 5 years
  • Plasterers have a very high proportion of full time jobs (72%).
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Gold Coast, Perth

Intake

January, March, June, July, Sep, Oct, Nov

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Solid Plasterer (333212) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Plasterers is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Plasterer is the Certificate III in Solid Plastering.

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Plasterer

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Solid Plasterer you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Interviews with Our Students

Feel free to check these interviews with some of our students.

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William is studying Associate Degree of Civil Engineering at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. He's building up his work experience and will apply for a permanent visa to Australia.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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After finishing high school, Louis decided to Automotive Mechanical at a college on The Gold Coast. After completing this course he obtained the Temporary Graduate Work Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a Plasterer?

Solid Plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures. A plasterer also does the following in a normal day:

  • Fixes pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings.
  • Covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothes them using wet brushes and sand paper.
  • Mixes and applies coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levels and smoothes coats to uniform thickness.
  • Plumbs and straightens corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces.
  • Creates decorative textures in finishing coats.
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Where can I study to be a Plasterer in Australia?

You can study to be a Plasterer on the Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia

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Can foreigners do a Plastering apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do a plastering apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified plasterer. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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How much does a Plasterer get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Plasterer earns $1,600 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be a Plasterer?

To be a qualified plasterer in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Solid Plastering

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How much is a Plastering course?

Plastering courses, cost $8,000 per year. Prices may vary depending on education institute

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How long does it take to become a qualified Plasterer?

It takes 24 months to complete the Certificate III in Solid Plastering. Durations vary depending on education institute

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What is the study timetable like for a Plasterer course?

The Certificate III in Solid Plastering is generally 15-20 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days. Timetables vary depending on education institute.

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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What do equipment do I need to work as a Plasterer?

Plasterers use a range of tools, including the following:

  • Trowel
  • Snip
  • Plastering Brush
  • Plastering Spatula
  • Float
  • Hawk or Hand Board
  • Multi Tool
  • Floor Screed
  • Putty Knife
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How many hours a week does a Plasterer work?

As per Job OutLook, Plasterers work an average of 43 hours per week.

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Is a Plasterer in demand in Australia?

Solid Plasterer is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in Australia

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Can you be a Plasterer without a degree?

Yes, you can become a qualified Plasterer in Australia with Certificate III in Solid Plastering

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Is it hard to get a job as a Plasterer?

As per Job Outlook, 72% of Plasterers are employed full time

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How does the future of Plastering industry look?

As per Job Outlook, the industry for Plasterers is predicted to have strong future growth

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Is the Plastering course difficult?

The Certificate III in Solid Plastering requires students to have a completed the equivalent of Australian Year 10

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How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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