Plasterers apply plaster, cement and other substances to the exterior and interior of buildings. These building professionals work on both new and existing buildings, applying plaster to walls and ceilings to give interior spaces a finished look. Plasterers also repair and restore old plastering work in existing buildings. Their job may also involve the creation of interior and exterior architectural details that enhance the overall look of a building’s facade or interior space.
The WorldSkills Plastering Competition covers the common skills for the construction industry, as well as the specialist field of a Plasterer. Competitors will be assigned projects that will see them apply and fix linings for non-structural walls and ceilings.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN PLASTERING IF YOU:
- Have an interest in practical, physical work
- Have problem solving abilities
- Can work neatly and accurately
- Have good organisational skills
- Can work at heights
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Plastering Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 Australian regions. The Plastering Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.
WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Plastering Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Plastering Competitions are aligned to the National Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Plastering aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC31220 – Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining Qualification.
The Regional Competition has been designed for Competitors to perform various skills whilst completing a project. Competitors will be provided with a drawing and work on a pre-assembled steel stud wall lined with fibrous plaster and plasterboard. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Plastering:
- Set plasterboard joints to manufacturer’s specifications
- Application of fix and finish skills
- Mitres finished to industry standards
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Plastering aligns to the Units of Competency contained in the CPC31220 – Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining Qualification.
The National Competition will see Competitors construct their own work modules that will be lined and finished using plasterboard and fibrous plaster. Competitors work on steel stud and track lined with plasterboard. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Plastering:
- Work from a drawing
- Build the steel stud wall to (Rondo) manufacturer’s specifications
- Set all plasterboard joints to manufacturer’s specifications (three coat system)
- All features set out to drawings, install beads and finish to manufacturer’s specifications
- Beads to be fixed correctly level and plumb.
- Cornice must be fixed and finished to three walls with mitres balanced and mirror imaged, or running pattern
- Wastage, cleanliness and overall job appearance
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 18 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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