Plasterer - Solid
So, you want to be a solid plasterer? Can you
- Working alone or in groups of two or three
- Working both doors and outdoors
- Hands on work, including using hand tools
- Working at heights on scaffolding and ladders
What do Solid Plasterers do?
- Concrete work for solid plastering, including install formwork, reinforcement and concrete.
- Fix steel for solid plastering.
- Cut with oxy/acetylene for solid plastering.
- Apply float and set coats for hard plaster-flat surfaces.
- Apply solid render
- Apply trowelled texture-coat finishes.
- Install pre-cast decorative mouldings.
- Install cast plaster blockwork.
- Construct plaster mouldings.
- Conite construction.
- Incidental work of another class
How do I become a Solid Plasterer?
Firstly, you will need to do some work experience so that you know what the job is about. I you think it’s for you, find an employer that is looking for an apprentice solid plasterer. You will then become an apprentice solid plasterer and will you will complete a certificate III in General Construction (Solid Plastering) at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Once you have completed the four year apprenticeship, you will be a qualified tradie!
Once you are a tradie in the construction industry, you can continue working for small or large companies and move into leading hand, supervising or management positions. You might even want to start your own business and employ apprentices yourself. Some tradies even go on to further education to complete courses from Certificate IV to bachelor level. There are plenty of options for qualified solid plasterers.