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Plasterers are skilled trades professionals who apply plaster or other materials to the walls and ceilings of buildings. They usually specialise in either interior or exterior plastering.
Plastering is used as a finishing step to create smooth or decorative surfaces, usually before the paint is applied as the final step.
Becoming a plasterer will provide you with high-demand skills that are needed in the booming trades and construction industry. Job opportunities for plasterers are good with steady growth in construction, which is predicted to continue until at least 2023.
Solid plasterer and fibrous plasterer appear on Immigration New Zealand's construction and infrastructure skill shortage list. This means the Government is actively encouraging skilled plasterers from overseas to work in New Zealand.
Most plasterers work for small companies of between one and five employees. Almost 40 percent of plasterers are self-employed. With good motivation and time management, plasterers may progress to set up their own plastering business.
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Understanding the best way to become a qualified plasterer in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as a plasterer.
Choose and enrol with a registered training provider.
Either have a bit of experience in the industry or complete a level 1 or 2 pre-trade qualification.
Complete a level 3 certificate program
$40k - $60k annually
Length of training
*TradeMe Jobs, April 2022
Careful, methodical and accurate, with an eye for detail
Able to follow instructions
Good at problem-solving skills.
Most plasterers work for small companies of between one and five employees. Almost 40 percent of plasterers are self-employed.
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