Looking at securing a long-term career in the Building industry? Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional career
We have a number of positions for enthusiastic people looking to start or continue their plastering apprenticeship.
Wage Award: National wage Award
Mode: Full time = 38 hours per week
Period of Apprenticeship: up to 4 Years
Training: Certificate III
Carry out tasks related to the plastering trades, under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson/instructor and consistent with apprenticeship year level. Attend off the job trade school to complete learning and assessment outcomes required for a plastering apprenticeship.
- Apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings, and apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement and similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of structures
- Apply decorative and protective coverings of plaster, cement or similar materials to the interiors and exteriors of buildings.
- Level and straighten corners, angles, and wall and ceiling surfaces
- Clean and prepare surfaces
- Mix and apply coats of plaster, cement, render or similar materials to walls and ceilings, levelling and smoothing them by using trowels to obtain an even thickness. Apply finishing coats of plaster to give a smooth finish or decorative texture
- Fix precast cornices and panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
- Read and working from, plans and specifications
- Use hand tools, e.g. hammers, squares, hand saws, screwdrivers, measuring tapes and levelling devices etc.
- Use power tools, e.g. electric/battery drills, sanders and laser levelling devices
- Use safe and appropriate means to access (both internal and external) for building and construction sites and trade school environments
- Follow appropriate safety practices when using ladders, other access ways, handrails, barriers, scaffolding and mechanical lifts (trained/licensed users only)
- Follow established policies and procedures for Protective Personal Apparel (PPE) use and the use or non-use of devices such as mobile phone in workplace and training environments
- Follow appropriate manual handling techniques for manual tasks including lifting and moving items
- Follow safety and environmental practices for handling building products, fluids and waste products
- Complete appropriate documentation and recording information on computerised programs
- Carry out the theory and practical assessment tasks in a building site/training centre
- Follow written and verbal instructions in workplace and trade school environments
- Communicate and interact with others in workplace and trade school environments, may include customer interaction
- Read and interpret various types of construction/architectural diagrams
- Follow HIA APPRENTICES induction processes and codes of conduct.
- A willingness to develop skills and knowledge in this trade
- Physical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periods
- Be a safe confident worker
- Willingness to travel
- CI Card (White Card) (or be willing to obtain prior to starting)
- Enjoy practical and manual work
- Ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively
- Minimum of year 10 schooling
A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL IDEALLY:
- Certificate II/ Pre-App in Building & Construction
- Domestic building experience / exposure to a jobsite
- Be reliable, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a team.
- Have a car and licence is generally required due to changing sites.
WHO ARE HIA APPRENTICES?
HIA Apprentices are leaders in the selection, management and training of apprentices in the domestic building industry. Established over 30 years ago, we make it easier for young people to get a trade, and help builders and contractors take them on.
WHY HIA APPRENTICES?
- Award wages paid on time – you just need to submit your timesheet
- Full time opportunity - Immediate start
- Access to a Very Low interest loan of $20,000 to buy tools / car etc.
- Personal Protective Equipment – this is your safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs – the things that keep you protected whilst working
- Mentoring and ongoing support throughout your apprenticeship
- We take care of everything for you, from the start to the completion of your apprenticeship, so you can concentrate on getting the skills for a very rewarding career that counts.
Please note that we have a huge demand for junior apprentices at the moment (under 21 years of age)
Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.
Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements.
Please note that all tasks carried out in conjunction with this position will be done so in accordance with WHS/OHS legislative requirements, codes of practice, job safety analysis and safe working/operating procedures.