Courses

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Painting and Decorating)

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.

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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
  • Wallpapering

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.

Employment outcomes

Career pathways for painters and decorators include a painting and decorating apprentice or a colour consultant.

Assessment

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.

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

22216VIC

VTAC Code

Epping 6900269364

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 weeks
644 hours

Part-time: available
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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1900
Ineligible:$3600
Concession:$380
Materials:$124

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

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Student assessment will combine progressive testing and internal assessment.

Materials

All 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 Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements for this course

Pathways to further study

On successful completion of this course, participants may proceed with Certificate III in Painting and Decorating apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

Graduates of this course may gain employment in the painting and decorating area of the building industry as an apprentice in an Australian Apprenticeship.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • June
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
HLTFA211A PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 8
VU20955 WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION 34
VU20956 BUILDING STRUCTURES 8
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
VU20961 LEVELLING 8
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
VU20985 PAINT PRINCIPLES 12
VU20986 COLOUR THEORY AND PRACTICE 32
VU20987 PAINT APPLICATION 140
VU20988 TIMBER STAINING AND CLEAR FINISHING PRINCIPLES 40
VU20989 PROTECTIVE METAL COATINGS 40
VU20990 SPRAY PAINTING 32
VU20991 PAPERHANGING PRINCIPLES 20
VU20992 BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN PAINTING AND DECORATING 16

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.