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Certificate of Qualification 451A

Drywall, Acoustic & Lathing Applicator

A Drywall, Acoustic & Lathing Applicator is a skilled tradesperson who is responsible for installing and finishing drywall, acoustic, and lathing surfaces in buildings. They use a variety of tools and techniques to apply and smooth drywall or plaster compound to create a smooth, level surface. Drywall, Acoustic & Lathing Applicators may also be responsible for installing insulation and vapour barriers, as well as applying decorative finishes, such as stucco or textured paint. They work closely with other tradespeople, such as Carpenters and Painters, to ensure that the project is completed on time and to the required specifications. Drywall, Acoustic & Lathing Applicators must have good attention to detail and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong communication, reading, numeracy & Strong problem-solving skills

  • Physical strength, stamina & ability to lift 25 kg

  • Good eyesight 

  • Ability to work alone or with a team

  • Ability to work at heights 

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


5400 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 10-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

  • Self employed

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Read, interpret, and apply blueprints and specifications to establish job layout.

  • Construct exterior structural steel studs and sheathing.

  • Assemble light gauge residential steel studs, sheathing, and demountable partitions.

  • Apply various types of thermal, sound, and fire-stopping insulations.

  • Install partition walls, furring, and shaft wall systems.

  • Complete the installation of lath, drywall, molded and cast forms, and ceiling systems.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $46/Hr


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