Fibrous plasterers make, apply and fix the internal linings of commercial and domestic buildings.
Fibrous Plasterers may specialise as fixers, installing fibrous plaster sheets and cornices in buildings; sheet hands, making fibrous plaster sheets; or mould hands, making plaster moulds. Fibrous plasterers work in dusty conditions.
Fibrous Plasterers may perform tasks including:
- measuring room walls, working out plasterboard layout, and installing insulation and moisture barriers;
- cutting plasterboard, lifting and positioning panels and nailing, screwing or securing them with glue to walls and ceilings, or to wooden strips called battens;
- preparing corner beading panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings;
- spraying fibrous materials over surfaces to be covered and;
- making fibrous plaster sheets and moulds in factories.
- able to work with your hands
- able to work at heights
- able to do neat, accurate work
Education and Training
Entry to this occupation is by way of an apprenticeship. There are pre-apprenticeship courses available.
- Pre-Apprenticeship in Fibrous Plastering
- Certificate II in Building and Construction – Fitout and Finish (Fibrous Plastering)
- Apprenticeship in Fibrous Plastering.