Funded by the QLD Government with employer incentives, this apprenticeship will get you qualified for carpentry so you can progress your career in the construction industry and become a recognised tradesperson.

Course Overview

  • Fix wall and ceiling lining sheets
  • Fix battens
  • Fix wet area sheets
  • Construct bulkheads
  • Fix fibre cement board
  • Cut and fix paper-faced cornices
  • Install suspended ceilings

Job opportunities

Dry Wall Plasterer

       Course description:

  • CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining




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Apprenticeship Outline

Advance your career in the construction industry with this trade qualification. This course will qualify you as a dry wall plasterer so that you become a recognised tradesperson.

The qualification has 19 core unit of competency and 7 elective units of competency that cover common skills as well as two specialist fields 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.

Upon successful completion,  Apprentices will be issued with a Qualification testamur and record of results for the CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and ceiling lining.

Schedule of fees

Student contribution fees are payable by the student or the employer for each unit of competency completed. No fees are charged to School Based Apprentices.

Units of competency Core/elective Nominal hours Contribution fee |
Nominal hours x $1.60
(No GST)
Concessional subsidy rate |
Nominal hours x $0.64
(No GST)
Fee free rate
Subject to
eligibility criteria
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core 8 $12.80 $5.12 0.00
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCPB3003A Fix battens Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCPB3001A Fix standard plasterboard wall sheets Core 60 $96.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCPB3002A Fix standard plasterboard ceiling sheets Core 60 $96.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCPB3005A Fix ceiling sheets to external protected areas Core 40 $184.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCPB3006A Fix fibre cement board Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCPB3004A Fix wet area sheets Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCCA3014A Construct Bulkheads Elective 16 $25.60 $10.24 0.00
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Elective 8 $12.80 $5.12 0.00
CPCCWC3004A Install suspended ceilings Elective 40 $184.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCPB3008A Mix plastering compounds Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCPB3009A Finish plasterboard joins manually Core 60 $96.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCPB3010A Manually sand plaster work Core 16 $25.60 $10.24 0.00
CPCCPB3011A Finish category 1 and 2 wet areas Core 20 $32.00 $12.80 0.00
CPCCPB3012A Cut and fix paper-faced cornices Core 40 $184.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCPB3007A Apply levels of finish standards to planning and inspection of own work Core 40 $184.00 $25.60 0.00
CPCCPB3025A Store plasterboard and related products Elective 10 $16.00 $6.40 0.00
CPCCPB3023A Load and unload plaster and plaster-related products Elective 6 $9.60 $3.84 0.00
CPCCPB3018A Use vacuum and electric sanding equipment to finish plaster Elective 60 $96.00 $38.40 0.00
CPCCCM3001C Operate work elevated platforms Elective 32 $51.20 $20.48 0.00
19 Core Units and 7 Elective units of competency

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

The State Government is responding to the needs of all Queenslanders impacted by novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training acknowledges that this is a challenging time for the VET sector and to support pre-qualified suppliers and their students the department has compiled the following information.

General information for VET providers and students

VET providers may extend and/or implement the use of web based communication systems, for example Skype, in place of face-to-face training and assessment where possible.

For further information on this, call 1300 701 801 or visit the ASQA website –

Providers are encouraged to promote social distancing, the details are updated regularly –

Information for apprentices, trainees, supervising registered training organisations and employers

Supervising Registered Training Organisations (SRTO) should consider the following steps when undertaking training and assessment services for affected apprentices and trainees:

Where a SRTO is unable to enter a workplace due to COVID19 restrictions,  they have the ability to negotiate with the employer and apprentice/trainee as to how training and assessment is delivered;

If training and assessment is currently undertaken in a classroom environment and the employer or apprentice/trainee do not want the student to attend, and delivery online or via workbooks is practicable, the SRTO should try to meet the request in the most reasonable and practicable way;

If after consultation with the employer or apprentice/trainee a reasonable and practicable delivery solution cannot be achieved, the SRTO should document the communication that occurred with the employer and apprentice/trainee outlining the attempts made;

When training and assessment services return to normal, SRTOs will be expected to re-negotiate the training plan with the employer and apprentice/trainee;

The department will take into consideration the specific situation in relation to amendments (including possible extension) to the training contract