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These time honoured trades are equal parts accuracy and creativity and great if you're looking to start up your own business. As a plasterer, your tasks would involve restoring and renovating solid plaster work, applying a variety of texture finishes and leveling surfaces. Tiling would see you working on new buildings, renovation projects, and industrial sites and also tapping into your creativity through mosaic murals and decorative tiling.
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Solid plastering deals with the application of gypsum and cement materials in a plastic state that is spread and formed to a desired finish.

It is integral to the modern day construction process and requires a great degree of skill and knowledge.

As a particularly visible element of any structure, it requires attention to detail and is relevant to contemporary building, as well as restoration and heritage work.

Solid plasterers are required to work on all types of internal and external finishes. Extensive job opportunities exist for people with relevant training.


This course has been developed for the specific requirements of the plastering industry.

Wall and ceiling liners install and stop up the plasterboard with specialised products.

You will undertake training in hand skills, trade terminology and the use of various products, including plasterboard and insulation materials.

Most wall and ceiling liner work is straightforward, but it often requires skill and judgement.

You must understand working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics.

Wall and ceiling liners also do more complicated work, such as constructing arches and fire rating protection.

These jobs require training, ability and experience. When studying wall and ceiling lining at Holmesglen, you will receive hands on-learning from industry experienced teachers, train in the best facilitiest in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.


This course in wall and floor tiling has been developed for the specific requirements of the tiling industry.

You will undertake training in hand skills, trade terminology and the use of various products, including ceramic and porcelain tiles.

You will learn to interpret working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics.

Wall and floor tilers do a variety of work including mosaic tiling, kitchens and bathrooms, pools and spas, and you can use creativity in your designs.

While learning from industry experienced teachers, you will train in excellent training facilities, acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.


The course provides comprehensive training if you are a floor covering and finishing apprentice.

This course is delivered both on and off the job. This method of delivery ensures you develop the most up to date knowledge and skills required in the workplace.

Core training is delivered off the job in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on, practical training wherever possible.


This course provides you with comprehensive skills and knowledge in roof tiling, including tiling regular and irregular roofs, repairing and renovating tile and slate roofs, interpreting plans and specifications, and workplace safety.

The course is delivered in our specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible.


This course provides comprehensive training for solid plastering, covering all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Solid plastering deals with the application of gypsum and cement materials in a plastic state spread and formed to a desired finish.

It is integral to the modern day construction process.

As a particularly visible element of any structure, it requires attention to detail and is relevant to contemporary building, as well as to restoration and heritage work.

Solid plasterers are required to work on all types of internal and external finishes, therefore a great degree of skill and knowledge is required.

Extensive job opportunities exist if you have relevant training.


This course provides you with comprehensive training for the wall and ceiling lining plastering industry, incorporating a range of practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Once you are qualified, you can enjoy a range of career and employment opportunities within the building and construction industry, including the opportunity to run your own business.

This course is delivered as a blended model with both on campus and onsite delivery.


This course provides comprehensive training for wall and floor tiling, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.

Much of wall and floor tiling work is straightforward, but it often requires skill and judgement.

You must understand working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics. Wall and floor tilers also do more complicated tiling work such as mosaics, pools and spas.

These jobs require training, ability and experience. As a wall and floor tiler, you can work on commercial and domestic projects.

Your work is an art and will stand for many years, with your skills in demand.

You will receive hands on training from industry experienced teachers, train in excellent training facilities that are acknowledged as the best in Victoria, and gain practical experience on full scale projects.


Plastering and Tiling Open Days

After a creative trade? Have a keen eye for detail? These time honoured trades are equal parts accuracy and creativity and great if you're looking to start up your own business.

Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

- , Thu, 21 Jun - bookings essential.

Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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