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Wet plastering 

For licensing purposes, wet plastering means the application of a mixture of lime, cement or gypsum plaster and/or sand and water (or other materials to achieve a similar result) for the covering of internal or external walls and ceilings. Wet plaster is applied whilst wet/plastic, generally by trowel, and dries and hardens after application.

Wet plastering can also be commonly referred to as solid plastering.

It can be applied in various situations including, but not limited to brick, stone and concrete surfaces or to existing sheet/board linings.


(1) Completion of CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering


(2) Completion of any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC31008 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • BCG31003 Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • BCG30398 Certificate III in General Construction (Solid Plastering), TAFE course #8065
  • Qualification 11762 Certificate III in Plastering, Solid, Trade TAFE course #2154
  • Certificate III in Solid Plastering, Trade TAFE course #0114.

Previous licence holders

If you have ever held a licence in the current prescribed classes (Home Building Regulation 2014, clauses 13 and 14, excluding clause 13(a)(ii)) and you apply for a new licence, your previous licence will be accepted in lieu of the current qualification requirements.

To find a Registered Training Organisation that provides the qualification listed above, refer to the information on building licensing courses.

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