Start a plastering apprenticeship
Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles and composite wall linings to buildings and apply decorative protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials. A plastering apprenticeship also known as wall and ceiling apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain hands on experience in this exciting field while you work towards a nationally recognised qualification
How to become a plasterer?
There can be so much pressure to pick the right career, that’s why here at Skill Hire we offer helpful and insightful advice that helps to choose a career you’ll love. If you’ve not yet seen them, have a read of our latest tips on Choosing Where to Specialise and How to Start a Plastering Apprenticeship.
By undertaking a plastering apprenticeship with Skill Hire, you’ll be able to make your start in this high demand profession and enjoy continued employment, regular income, national accreditation and a dedicated field officer that helps you throughout your journey.
What does a plasterer do?
Learn more about wall and ceiling fixer apprenticeships
While job roles can vary, wall and ceiling fixers are likely to be exposed to the following tasks:
- Measure, mark and cut plasterboard and other materials to secure them to walls, ceilings and battens
- Work with pre-cast cornices, panel moldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
- Plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
- Apply and finish acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials
- Plus much more!
The number of plasterers in Australia has shown strong growth over the past five years and is expected to have further strong growth in the next five years.
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5 year job growth
Anticipated new roles
Want to start your plastering apprenticeship?
To commence a plastering apprenticeship with Skill Hire, you will need to;
- be an Australian citizen; or hold an appropriate work visa
- be at least 15 years of age
- have completed a relevant pre-apprenticeship
Delivery Locations: All metro and regional areas
Average Duration: Approximately 48 months
Cost of Program: Free! All training costs reimbursed by us.
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