Federation University Australia

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating - CPC30611

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.


  • 27 units: 23 core
  • 4 elective


  • Apply advanced wallpaper techniques
  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • Plan and organise work
  • Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • Match specified paint colour
  • Apply paint by spray
  • Prepare surfaces for painting
  • Handle painting and decorating materials
  • Apply intumescent coatings
  • Apply wallpaper
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Work safely at heights
  • Apply paint by brush and roller
  • Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Glaze/reglaze residential windows and doors
  • Calculate and cost construction work
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • Manage small business finances
  • Apply decorative paint finishes
  • Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Apply protective paint coating systems
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
SMB (Ballarat) No

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