Plastering Setter


  08 May 2024
07 Jul 2024

‘Straight forward, friendly employers who look after their staff, treat them like family and are honest.’

‘The most understanding company I’ve ever worked for.’


  • Are you an experienced plasterer looking for an opportunity to join a friendly, easy-going team?
  • Are you interested in growing your career and developing your plastering skills?

We are searching for a new plastering setter to work in our flexible family-friendly team. This is a permanent position with guaranteed ongoing work.


What’s on offer

  • A full-time position receiving annual leave, sick leave, paid for public holidays and superannuation
  • Above-award pay rates 
  • Overtime available
  • Fuel card 
  • Being part of a tight team, instead of just a number
  • Tool Repayments (where we buy your tools up front and you slowly pay back)


The opportunity

This role offers a chance to put your meticulous plastering skills to work as you work on a wide range of projects for clients big and small. 

At CRA Construction, you’ll be part of a company that our employees have called “the most understanding business” they’ve worked for. You’ll benefit from excellent flexibility and a great family feel. 

Working alongside an inclusive and positive team, you’ll have the opportunity to show your strong attention to detail while continuing to improve your skills and build your career scope whilst working for a company who actually cares about you and understands the needs of your family.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Reliably showing up on time and ready to work every day. Ready to greet the builder
  • Working on a variety of roles such as setting, cornice, metal framing and sheeting
  • Working on some of the most high-end Architectural homes in Brisbane
  • Running your own jobs and maintaining organisation skills
  • Training the next generation of plastering apprentices
  • Delivering a high level of finish with our 4-coat system, we encourage our team to slow it down, creating smooth clean lines, defect free.

About you

We’d love you to bring:

  • Setting experience essential
  • High degree of professionalism and reliability
  • Your own car and C-class driver’s license 
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

Desirable but not essential:

  • Your own boxes and internal gear (if not, we can help you in purchasing)
  • Previous experience in cornice work, metal framing and fixing 


We’re proud to offer our team industry-leading employment conditions and flexible, family-friendly working arrangements.

What we offer

How it might compare

Full time permanent role

Subcontracting arrangement

No invoicing

Prepare, send and track invoices under your ABN

No need to manage your own tax and superannuation

Manage your own tax and superannuation

Minimum $37 per hour + guaranteed 38 hours/week

$55 per hour - including tax and superannuation. No guarantee of work

Superannuation paid on top of your rate

Pay your own super ie 11% out of your hourly rate

If you earn $1,406/week, we pay $154 super on top ($1,560)

If you earn $2,090/week, take $207 out for super ($1,883)

We manage your tax (approx. $300 per week)

Approx. Minimum $1,106 in your hand

Look after your own tax (approx. $540 per week)*

Approx $1,343 in your hand

Plus fuel card

Pay for your own fuel approx. $150 per week

Approx. $1,193 in your hand

20 days paid annual leave per year

 When you don’t work, you don’t get paid

Paid day off for your birthday or taken as a bonus


Paid for public holidays approx. 10 per year 

Bank additional hours to use at your leisure (RDO)

10 days sick leave per year  

Use your sick leave/banked hours/ annual leave to watch your kids get a school award, run the cross country (or stay home with them when they’re sick)

Tools loan, get set up from day one and pay it off over time


Company vehicles available


Regular training available to continue to grow and upskill paid by your employer


Financial support and guidance including budget management


Wellbeing and mental health support through Mates in Construction and TIACS


Regular Team events - with you being paid



  • Disclaimer: Tax sums are based on the ATO calculator/standard tax rates which don't take into account individual circumstances or including more than one job




Full Time  

Construction Trades > Plastering Setter

$37.00 - $55.00 Hourly

Certificate III in Wall & Ceiling Lining (CPC31220)  

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