New Zealand Certificate in Fibrous Plaster Manufacture Level 4

Optional strand in Specialist Models and Mould Making

This qualification is eligible for fees free.  Find out if you're eligible.

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How long it takes

The New Zealand Certificate in Fibrous Plaster Manufacture Level 4 typically takes 2 years to complete.

How much it costs

The first year start-up fee for fibrous plaster manufacture is $1,135, and each year after that there is an additional annual fee of $810. Read more about fees and payment.

What you'll learn

You'll learn the skills important to manufacturers of fibrous plaster linings and fittings.


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


  • fibrous plaster sheets
  • decorative mouldings
  • fibrous plaster cornice
  • architectural elements

Running moulds

  • construct running moulds
  • run moulds

Specialist models and moulds (Optional)

  • models
  • moulds

Need to know more?

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