New Zealand Certificate in Trowel Trades Solid Plastering Level 4

How long it takes

The National Certificate in Solid Plastering Level 4 typically takes 2-3 years to complete.

How much it costs

You can find out more about costs by referring to What it costs and how long it takes page for the 2024 Course Fees and 2024 Off-Job Training Fees. For more information contact the team at BCITO Te Pūkenga.

What you'll learn

You'll learn the skills required by a professional solid plasterer.  This qualification covers:

Trowel trades fundamentals

  • tools and equipment
  • legislation
  • drawings and specifications
  • building science
  • building mathematics
  • planning and communication

Solid plastering

  • consents and licensing
  • materials, mixing and surface preparation
  • plaster surfaces
  • repairs and maintenance

Decorative mouldings (optional) 

  • construction of moulds 
  • application of solid plaster cornices and mouldings 
  • running bench moulds 
  • forming plaster moulds on site.

Need to know more?

For additional qualification information refer to the NZQA website or call us: 0800 422 486.