PLASTERERS apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
determining plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and vapour barriers
measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens
preparing corner beads and securing them in position
fixing pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sand paper
mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness
plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
creating decorative textures in finishing coats
applying and finishing acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials