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Plasterer

Apply plaster to internal and external surfaces using a range of techniques
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What's it like to be a Plasterer?

Plasterers paste layers of plaster onto floors, ceilings and walls. When it’s applied to a building, plaster serves dual functions of structural reinforcement and the implementation of a design aesthetic.

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Plasterers work on both internal and external finishes as part of the building construction process, renovations or historical restoration work. As a Plasterer, you’ll have exceptional attention to detail and knowledge of a broad range of finishes and styles.

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How to become a Plasterer


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You need to complete an apprenticeship to become a Plasterer, which will require completion of year 10.

  1. Enrol in a Certificate III In Solid Plastering (CPC31011).The course will take 2-3 years to complete as part of an apprenticeship (depending on the provider or employer).
  2. If you’re interested in continuing to learn about building and construction generally, you could apply for and complete a Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210).

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Is Plasterer the right role for me?


How do Plasterers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 15 Plasterers surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
3.9
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.3
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
4.0

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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
-6.1%
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Latest Plasterer reviews

Latest reviews from 12 Plasterers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Plastering is not for everybody but I really enjoyed it
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed Year 9
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Plastering
The good things
Plastering is a very physical job it will keep you strong and fit you also get to travel a lot and get to see different places
The challenges
Plastering is challenging on your body puts a lot of strain on your back neck and shoulders a well as your knees
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Aug 2019
Plastering is honest , hardwork and extremely rewarding!
Reviewer's Qualification
Qualified plasterer
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Tradesmen
The good things
Worldwide work , honest hardworking coordinatored skills! Work with many varied people places and opportunities!
The challenges
Need to be strong both physically and mentally! Hard working , diligent and a team player !
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