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Solid Plasterer
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Applies decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • determining plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and vapour barriers
  • measuring, marking and cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels, and securing them to walls, ceilings and battens
  • preparing corner beads and securing them in position
  • fixing pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
  • covering joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothing them using wet brushes and sand paper
  • mixing and applying coats of plaster, cement and render to structures using trowels, and levelling and smoothing coats to uniform thickness
  • plumbing and straightening corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
  • creating decorative textures in finishing coats
Job prospects for Plasterers in Victoria

Occupations in the Plasterers group include Fibrous Plasterer and Solid Plasterer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 8,100 Plasterers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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