Decrease text size Increase text size

Wall & Ceiling Fixers

Without wall and ceiling fixers, we would be looking up at rafters, wires and plumbing pipes, and have problems effectively insulating our homes against extremes of temperature.

Their job involves fitting suspended ceilings, often in big modern buildings like shops, offices and hospitals as well as residential homes. They install insulation, fire-rated panels and acoustic walls, and fix plasterboard panels to timber frames in houses and other buildings. The skill of a wall and ceiling fixer can be seen in some of the elaborate, curved ceiling work evident in expensive hotels and resorts. After the panels have been fixed, joints and nail holes are flushed to give a smooth, even finish ready for the painters to come in.

Wall and ceiling fixers are often sub-contractors to building companies and shopfitters.

Plasterboard is a versatile building product used throughout the world for lining internal walls and ceilings and is often referred to as "dry wall" in the USA


Recommended pathway into wall & ceiling fixing

  • Schools2Skills Certificate II in Building and Construction (Trades Pathway) or
  • Pre-apprenticeship, Wall & Ceiling Fixing







On the job training


Accredited Certificate




Apprenticeship/Trade Certificate


Diploma/Advanced Diploma


Tertiary Degree


Download Fact Sheet

PSSST.....Want to know a secret??
The Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries in WA (AWCI WA) has produced a great DVD about the career that is The Best Kept Secret in the building and construction industry. Give them a call on (08) 9362 5977and ask for a free copy or visit their website at


« Back to A-Z Job List