Certificate III in Painting and Decorating - CPC30620


Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03646D

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.Occupational titles may include:Painter and Decorator.Licensing, legislative and regulatory or certification requirements for painting and decorating work differ between States and Territories. Please consult with the relevant regulatory authority.This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia modelCode of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industrymeets this requirement.


  • Handle and store painting and decorating materials
  • Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
  • Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
  • Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
  • Work safely at heights
  • Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
  • Apply decorative paint finishes
  • Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • Investigate business opportunities
  • Match specific paint colours
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Prepare existing coated surface for painting
  • Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • Remove and apply wallpaper
  • Apply intumescent coatings
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
  • Calculate costs of construction work
  • Plan and organise work
  • Apply advanced wall coverings
  • Apply paint by spray
  • Apply paint by brush and roller
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
  • Organise finances for new business ventures
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Apply protective paint coating systems
  • Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CARLTON - Shop 2 746 Swanston St No
  • Full-time : 92 weeks

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