Drywall, Acoustic & Lathing Applicator

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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 & writing skills

Strong numeracy & problem-solving skills

Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift 25 kg

Good eyesight

Manual dexterity

Ability to work alone or with a team

Ability to work at heights

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)

Math and English

Apprenticeship Program

Approximately 4 years, 5,400 hours of technical and on-the-job training, and exam. Red seal trade certificate awarded after. As an apprentice, you can earn while you learn!


Install and finish drywall

Erect exterior structural steel studs and sheeting

Shaft wall systems, partition walls, ceiling systems

Access flooring types as well as applying thermal and sound insulation

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