Climb the ladder to a colourful career. Work with your hands and use your flair for creating interesting surfaces with our Certificate II in Building and Construction (Painting and Decorating). Learn skills you can use across the building and construction industry, as well as specific skills in painting and decorating.
Our experienced teachers will guide you
You will be able to confidently step into your apprenticeship and put your skills into practice in any domestic or commercial building site.
Our practical class sizes means you will receive in depth training, ensuring you will be an asset to any employer in your painting and decorating career.
Train at our Epping campus which has Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction facilities and ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.
A hands-on course to get you ready for your career
Learn skills and knowledge including
- Workplace health and safety, including first aid
- Measurements and calculations
- Using power and hand tools
- Small plant and equipment
- Reading and interpreting plans
- Preparing surfaces
- Scaffolding and levelling
- Painting by brush, roller and spray
- Understanding and matching colours
Industry connections and resources
Our teaching staff are extensively qualified and industry-experienced. Our course is designed to provide you with the skills you’ll need in the industry, with projects that reflect the kind of work you could end up doing.
Career pathways for painters and decorators include a painting and decorating apprentice or a colour consultant.
Assessment consists of progressive testing and internal assessment.
Recognition of Prior Learning
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 II in Building and Construction (Painting and Decorating), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
Flexible learning offered
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsStudent assessment will combine progressive testing and internal assessment.
MaterialsAll theoretical learning materials are supplied as part of the enrolment fees. Some tools for practical work are required to be supplied by the student. A list of tools is available from the Painting and Decorating division.
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entrance requirements for this course
Pathways to further studyOn successful completion of this course, participants may proceed with Certificate III in Painting and Decorating apprenticeship.
Career PathwaysGraduates of this course may gain employment in the painting and decorating area of the building industry as an apprentice in an Australian Apprenticeship.
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.
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|VU20957||CALCULATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|VU20958||PREPARE FOR WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||16|
|VU20959||COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|VU20960||INTRODUCTION TO SCAFFOLDING AND WORKING PLATFORMS||24|
|VU20962||QUALITY PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||8|
|VU20963||SAFE HANDLING AND USE OF PLANT AND SELECTED PORTABLE POWER TOOLS||16|
|VU20964||WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS AND PLANS||20|
|VU20983||PAINTING AND DECORATING HAND TOOLS||40|
|VU20984||SURFACE PREPARATION FOR PAINTING AND DECORATING||80|
|VU20986||COLOUR THEORY AND PRACTICE||32|
|VU20988||TIMBER STAINING AND CLEAR FINISHING PRINCIPLES||40|
|VU20989||PROTECTIVE METAL COATINGS||40|
|VU20992||BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN PAINTING AND DECORATING||16|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.