Certificate III in
Painting and Decorating


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    Course Overview

    This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

    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 model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    Career Opportunities: Painter and decorator

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    Course Consists of

    Core Units

    • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies in the construction industry View Unit
    • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry View Unit
    • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication View Unit
    • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work View Unit
    • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations View Unit
    • CPCCPD2011 Handle and store painting and decorating materials View Unit
    • CPCCPD2012 Use painting and decorating tools and equipment View Unit
    • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights View Unit
    • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding View Unit
    • CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres View Unit
    • CPCCPB3026 Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems View Unit
    • CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications View Unit
    • CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work View Unit
    • CPCCPD3021 Prepare existing coated surface for painting View Unit
    • CPCCPD3035 Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting View Unit
    • CPCCPD2013 Remove and replace doors and door and window components View Unit
    • CPCCPD3022 Apply paint by brush and roller View Unit
    • CPCCPD3024 Apply paint by spray View Unit
    • CPCCPD3026 Apply stains and clear timber finishes View Unit
    • CPCCPD3030 Apply protective paint coating systems View Unit
    • CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry View Unit
    • CPCCPD3036 Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry View Unit
    • CPCCPD3025 Match specific paint colours View Unit
    • CPCCPD3023 Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray View Unit
    • CPCCPD3028 Apply decorative paint finishes View unit
    • CPCCPD3027 Remove and apply wallpaper View Unit

    Elective Units

    • CPCCPD3029 Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings View Unit
    • CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes View Unit
    • BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities View Unit
    • CPCCPD3032 Apply advanced wall coverings View Unit