Plastering Apprenticeships

Plasterers usually work in dusty conditions. They may work alone or in teams of two or three, usually indoors. There are a number of roles in plastering that an apprenticeship will expose you to, including: Fixer – who installs the plasterboard sheets and cornices in buildings; Modellers Hand – who makes plaster moulds from scratch; Sheet Hand – who makes fibrous enrichments and flourishes; Wet Plasterer – who conducts the rendering work by applying wet solutions to internal and external walls and ceilings. Depending on the specialist services of your Plastering host employer you may specialise in one area or be develop skills across multiple roles.

This trade requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the job in Plastering

Measure room walls, work out plasterboard layout and install insulation and moisture barriers
Cut plasterboard, lift and position panels, and nail, screw or glue panels to walls, ceilings or wooden strips (battens)
Prepare corner beading panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other fibrous enrichments and flourishes
Cover joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds and smooth them using wet brushes and sand paper
Install acoustic walls and treatments
Render exterior walls and moulds
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Skill Requirements for success in Plastering Apprenticeships

  • Practical and manual work
  • Attention to detail
  • Spatial awareness
  • No skin or dust allergies


  • Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • Certificate III in Solid Plastering

Available Apprenticeships

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Lytton, QLD | JOB ID 6358

An exciting opportunity to become a Cabinet Making Apprentice. Fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience

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Winton, QLD | JOB ID 6366

Rewarding Civil and Bridge Construction Traineeship opportunities based at Winton working alongside Qld's largest transport infrastructure solutions provider

Shop Fitter Apprenticeship

Morningside, QLD | JOB ID 6272

Shop Fitter Apprenticeship AVAILABLE NOW with a national leader in the engineering and metal fabrication industry