Also known as: Gyprocking.
Fibrous plasterers make, apply and fix the internal linings of commercial and domestic buildings. They usually work in dusty conditions.
|White Card||Asbestos Cert.||Drivers Licence||High Risk Work||18 years +|
To be a Fibrous Plasterer you need to enjoy practical work and have good hand-eye coordination. You also need to be able to read and interpret plans and do neat and accurate work. Fibrous Plasterers sometimes work at heights.
- measure room walls, work out plasterboard layout and install insulation and moisture barriers,
- measure and mark cutting lines on plasterboard – then cut plasterboard,
- lift and position panels, then nail, screw or glue them to walls, ceilings or wooden strips called battens,
- prepare corner beading panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings,
- cover joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds and smooth them using wet brushes and sand paper,
- install fire-rated wall barriers, acoustic walls and treatments,
- spray fibrous materials over surfaces to be covered,
- make fibrous plaster molds in factories.
All construction workers need a White Card and Asbestos Awareness Training to work on a construction site in the ACT.
|RTO Hours + Costs||White Card||Asbestos|
|3 – 4 year apprenticeship or as trade assistant||6 hours + < $500||4 hours + < $500|
RTOs that deliver training for Fibrous Plastering/Gyprocking in the ACT: