Qualifications & Education

National Certificate in Fibrous Manufacturing/Plastering - how do I achieve it?

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation [BCITO] is appointed by the Government to develop and implement qualifications for the building and construction industry.

With a nationwide network of trained and experienced staff, the BCITO is dedicated to providing expert advice and training resources to help start your career in the building industry.

You can be qualified in plaster board fixing and finishing, fibrous plaster manufacture and installation, suspended ceiling and interior partition installation, and fibre cement linings and installation.

There are two pathways to achieving a National Certificate in Interior Systems:

Competency Based Training is an agreement between an employer and trainee to train and assess skills, and is designed for someone entering the trade for the first time. The qualification is structured so you can learn at your own pace, and be assessed as you go.

Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) is a means of testing and recognising the skills and knowledge of those with prior experience in the industry. To qualify through the RCC process you are required to provide evidence of your work experience and undergo a theory and practical assessment.

In most cases the National Certificate in Interior Systems is completed doing an apprenticeship.

The length of time to complete your national certificate will depend on which interior system qualification you choose.

Once all the required unit standards have been achieved you receive a National Certificate in Interior Systems.

Having qualified in interior systems there are a variety of career paths to choose from, including

Specialising in residential (housing) or commercial construction

Working for a large construction company

Running your own business and being your own boss

0800 4BCITO (0800 422 486)