Solid Plasterer

Solid plasterers apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement or similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of buildings.  They may perform tasks including:

  • plumbing and straightening corners, angles, wall and ceiling surfaces;
  • mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement or similar materials to walls and ceilings, levelling and smoothing using trowels to obtain an even thickness;
  • fixing precast cornices and panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings; and
  • erecting scaffolding (subject to licence requirements in some states) and trestles.

Solid plasterers work alone or in groups of two or three, indoors and outdoors.

Personal Requirements

  • able to use hand tools
  • interest in learning to work from plans
  • able to work at heights
  • good health and stamina and free from allergies to materials used

Education and Training

Entry to this occupation is by way of an apprenticeship.  Pre-apprenticeship courses are available.

  • Apprenticeship in Solid Plastering.

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