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Posted 2021-11-08

About the role

Skillset in conjunction with one of Mudgee regions favourite plastering businesses are seeking applications for those committed to completing their Plastering Apprenticeship. The successful candidate will complete a Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining over a four-year period whilst receiving practical training from industry experts.

This entry-level opportunity is suited to applicants who are highly-motivated, precision focused, adaptable and are looking to pursue a career in plastering.


  • Excellent career opportunity to join a well-known and prominent Central West organisation
  • A full time, four-year placement that will provide formal on the job training
  • You will be allocated a dedicated Skillset Consultant who will support you throughout your Apprenticeship
  • At the successful completion of the role you will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification


  • Assist tradespeople in plastering projects across a variety of sites from new residential builds to commercial projects
  • Install and finish plasterboard and fibre cement sheeting to walls and ceilings
  • Level and straighten corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
  • Mix and apply coats of plaster and render by using trowels to obtain an even thickness and apply finishing coats to give a smooth finish
  • Assist in the installation of all types of cornices from large plaster cornices to ceiling roses
  • Use a variety of hands and power tools (hammers, hand saws, sanders and laser levels etc.)
  • Adhere to Work Place Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Complete all related TAFE work and attend classes associated with the Apprenticeship


  • Display interest in plastering and pursuing it as a career
  • Ability to adapt to change and work in a fast paced environment
  • Have the ability to prioritise workloads, are organised and have time management skills
  • Show commitment to the study component of the Apprenticeship 
  • Current Driver's Licence or Provisional Licence (essential)
  • White Card or be willing to obtain one before commencement (essential)


  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately
  • The first stage of assessment is an online entrance exam that will be emailed to you automatically when you apply. Individuals who do not complete the online entrance exam within the specified time frame will be unable to progress to the next stage. 
  • Only applications with a cover letter and up-to-date resume will be considered
  • Your cover letter must address the selection criteria and tell us why you are interested in the traineeship/apprenticeship. We would also love to hear about any experience or projects you have been involved in that are related to the trade.
  • Applicants must be able to attend interviews in Mudgee NSW
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate work rights in Australia
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted



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Australia Skillset would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.