Drywall, Acoustic & Lathing Applicator
Certificate of Qualification 451A
“I enjoy the technicality within this role.”
Drywall, acoustic and lathing applicators erect exterior structural steel studs and sheeting, shaft wall systems, and install and finish drywall, partition walls, ceiling systems and access flooring types as well as applying thermal and sound insulation.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong communication, reading, numeracy & Strong problem-solving skills
Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift 25 kg
Ability to work alone or with a team
Ability to work at heights
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
5400 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 10-week sessions of in-class technical training.
Read, interpret, & apply blueprints and specifications for job layout
Erect exterior structural steels studs and sheathing
Erect light gauge residential steel studs, sheathing and demountable partitions
Apply different types of thermal, sound, and fire stopping insulations.
Install partition walls and furring and shaft wall systems
Install lath, drywall, moulded and cast forms and ceiling systems
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Institutional and Commercial Construction
Did you know?
Drywall has largely replaced traditional plaster as the preferred building material in home construction. Drywall is made from gypsum, which is a naturally occurring rock substance that is mined for manufacturing.