New Zealand Certificate in Trowel Trades Proprietary Plaster Cladding Systems Level 4

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

How long it takes

The National Certificate in Proprietary Plaster Cladding Systems Level 3 typically takes 2-3 years to complete.

How much it costs

The first year start-up fee for PPCS is $1,160, and each year after that there is an additional annual fee of $790. Read more about fees and payment.

What you'll learn

You'll learn the skills required by people working in the PPCS sector of the construction industry.

Trowel trades fundamentals

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

Proprietary plaster cladding systems

  • consents and licensing
  • materials
  • fixing substrates (includes optional: Fix cavities
  • and substrates)
  • mixing
  • plaster and finish surfaces
  • decorative mouldings
  • repairs and maintenance

Need to know more?

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