New Zealand Certificate in Trowel Trades Solid Plastering Level 4

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

How long it takes

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

How much it costs

The first year start-up fee for solid plastering 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 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.