1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Fibrous Plasterer
      Fibrous Plaster Fixer
      Plasterboard Fixer
      Fibrous Plaster Setter

Applies and fixes suspended ceilings and plasterboard partitions, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • determines plasterboard layout, and installs insulation and vapour barriers
  • measures and marks reference points on plasterboard
  • cuts plasterboard, lifts and positions panels and secures them to walls and ceilings, or to battens
  • prepares corner beads and secures them in position
  • fixes pre-cast cornices, panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
  • covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds, and smooths them using wet brushes and sand paper
  • may spray fibrous materials over surfaces to be covered

Dry Wall Plasterer

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