Climb the ladder to a successful career with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating. Own your own business or consultancy, or work as a contractor or for an employer in the building industry. A career as a painter and decorator will put to use your excellent hand-eye coordination and ability to work neatly and accurately. This hands-on course will give you the practical training you need to ensure you are an asset to any employer.
Get onboard and grow your future
Through our comprehensive teaching strategies you can put your skills into practice on any domestic or commercial building site. You will gain essential skills and knowledge in:
- texture finishes by brush/roller/spray
- applying decorative finishing touches
- matching specified paint colour
- lead paint and asbestos management
- applying wallpaper
- reading and interpreting plans and specifications
Industry connections and resources
Take the opportunity to work on full-sized projects at our Epping campus, which features one of Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction training facilities.
All of our painting and decorating teaching staff are industry-qualified and experienced practitioners, and provide in-depth training to make sure you are an asset to any employer in your painting and decorating career.
Our flexible approach to training means we can fit around a range of business and work schedules, delivering training on-site or in one of our industry-standard facilities. Customised training programs are also available.
On completing this qualification you will be able to find work in the painting industry, or go on to start your own business.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and you can track your progress using the eProfiling app.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information on the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
3 to 4 years (course duration may vary depending on completion of all competencies as required.)
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsIdeally, you should be employed as an apprentice painter. If you have work experience in the industry and wish to become qualified, getting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a possibility.
Assessment MethodsInternal assessment with progressive testing.
MaterialsWhat we will supply We supply the course-specific learning resources that you need to complete this certificate. What you will need to supply You will need to supply an organic vapour type respirator, as well as basic writing materials.
Pathways to further studyOnce you successfully complete the requirements for this certificate you can continue on to undertake the Certificate IV in Building and Construction, or Certificate IV in Interior Decoration.
Career PathwaysIn today’s rapidly expanding building, construction and renovation industries there has never been a better time to become a painter. Your skills and experience will be sought after on a range of building sites, both domestic and commercial.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1013A||PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCCM2003B||CALCULATE AND COST CONSTRUCTION WORK||20|
|CPCCCM2008A||ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING||40|
|CPCCCM2010A||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||8|
|CPCCCM3001B||OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS||32|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCPB3026A||ERECT AND MAINTAIN TRESTLE AND PLANK SYSTEMS||10|
|CPCCPD2011A||HANDLE PAINTING AND DECORATING MATERIALS||16|
|CPCCPD2012A||USE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||80|
|CPCCPD2013A||REMOVE AND REPLACE DOORS AND DOOR AND WINDOW COMPONENTS||4|
|CPCCPD3021A||PREPARE SURFACES FOR PAINTING||40|
|CPCCPD3022A||APPLY PAINT BY BRUSH AND ROLLER||100|
|CPCCPD3023A||APPLY TEXTURE COAT PAINT FINISHES BY BRUSH, ROLLER AND SPRAY||40|
|CPCCPD3024A||APPLY PAINT BY SPRAY||80|
|CPCCPD3025A||MATCH SPECIFIED PAINT COLOUR||50|
|CPCCPD3026A||APPLY STAINS AND CLEAR TIMBER FINISHES||40|
|CPCCPD3027A||APPLY WALL PAPER||50|
|CPCCPD3028A||APPLY DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES||114|
|CPCCPD3029A||REMOVE GRAFFITI AND APPLY PROTECTIVE COATINGS||30|
|CPCCPD3030A||APPLY PROTECTIVE PAINT COATING SYSTEMS||30|
|CPCCPD3031A||IMPLEMENT SAFE LEAD PAINT AND ASBESTOS WORK PRACTICES IN THE PAINTING INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCPD3032A||APPLY ADVANCED WALLPAPER TECHNIQUES||30|
|CPCCPD3034A||APPLY ADVANCED DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.