Course Code
Construction & Industrial
Study Area(s)
External Delivery, Building and Construction, Carpentry, Onsite Training
Course Length
Flexible(1 year)

Start Date(s): Any time of the year as long as you meet the entry requirements. You need to be working in the industry and have access to a live work site.
End Date(s): 12 Months
Days and Time: On site delivery

Course Overview

This course is designed for those working in the construction trades as a plasterer or wall and ceiling lining. It's delivered through on-site assessment where our assessors visit you on your job site.

To be eligible for the course you must be currently working in the industry as a plasterer and have a minimum of five years experience.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry20
CPCCCM1013APlan And Organise Work20
CPCCCM1014AConduct Workplace Communication20
CPCCCM1015ACarry Out Measurements And Calculations20
CPCCCM2001ARead And Interpret Plans And Specifications36
CPCCCM2010BWork Safely At Heights8
CPCCOHS2001AApply Ohs Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry20
CPCCPB3001AFix Standard Plasterboard Wall Sheets60
CPCCPB3002AFix Standard Plasterboard Ceiling Sheets60
CPCCPB3003AFix Battens20
CPCCPB3004AFix Wet Area Sheets20
CPCCPB3005AFix ceiling sheets to external protected areas40
CPCCPB3006AFix Fibre Cement Board20
CPCCPB3007AApply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work40
CPCCPB3008AMix Plastering Compounds20
CPCCPB3009AFinish Plasterboard Joins Manually60
CPCCPB3010AManually Sand Plaster Work16
CPCCPB3011AFinish Category 1 And 2 Wet Areas20
CPCCPB3012ACut And Fix Paper-faced Cornices40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CPCCCM2008BErect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding40
CPCCPB3014AInstall Batt Insulation Products16
CPCCPB3017ARectify Faults In Plaster Applications20
CPCCPB3018AUse Vacuum And Electric Sanding Equipment To Finish Plaster Work60
CPCCPB3027AInstall Ceiling Insulation30
CPCCSP3005AInstall Pre-cast Decorative Mouldings120
CPCCWC3004AInstall Suspended Ceilings40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

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For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
624 624 $3.27 $0.65 $13.28

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Please contact the External Delivery department on 9279 2488 for more information regarding costs associated with this course.

Can I apply?

To be eligible for this course you must be currently working in the industry as a plasterer and have a minimum of five years work experience.

It is also recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Where and how can I study?

This courses is delivered on site in a flexible way that suits your work, we will come to your work site and assess you there while you are working. The delivery is designed to fit in with a modern working environment.  If there are areas of work you have not undertaken you may be required to attend workshops at the Broadmeadows campus, these workshops are also designed to work around your work schedule with many of the dates set around the industry RDO calendar.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in the construction industry as a Plasterer.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in general construction such as planning and organising work, measurements and calculations, how to work safely in the industry and particularly at heights as well as specialised skills in hanging and finishing sheets, finishing to a standard.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CPC31211 - Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course may lead to higher level studies, Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) which may be used as part of a process of becoming a registered builder.

How do I apply?

Applicants can apply online or call the External Delivery department on 9279 2488 to speak to our team for more information.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will need to have access to a live work site and will need to have been involved in the industry for an amount of time prior to applying.