From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an eye for colour? As a painter/decorator, you could chase the sun around Australia or the world to work wherever you want. This flexible career choice could lead to starting your own business.
Our Certificate II course will prepare you for an apprenticeship in the painting/decorating trades.
You’ll gain hands-on experience in our painting bays which are fully kitted out with all the tools and equipment you’ll learn to use safely.
We teach a wide range of skills, including:
- * mixing basic paint colours
- * line, stop, and sand walls and ceilings (including archways)
- * priming and painting with a rolled, brushed, or sprayed paint finish
Our subjects are taught in line with all OH&S requirements and you’ll have the chance to earn your ‘white card’ (Construction Induction Card).
On completion, you’ll complete be course ready to enter the workforce as an apprentice. You may apply for credit transfers towards your apprenticeship with the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
Did you know?
Melbourne Polytechnic is a leader in tradie training and proud to offer a practical, industry-focussed course. We’re the only dual sector institute in Melbourne offering the next generation of painter/decorators the chance to learn and thrive with our industry-standard course.
Why study painting and decorating?
Graduate with access loads of job opportunities due to painting being on the national skills shortage list and the skills shortage list for metro Melbourne. Your skills will be in high demand for many years to come due to population growth driving the housing boom.
Why study at Melbourne Polytechnic?
We provide hands-on training at our Epping campus with all the latest materials, tools and equipment at your fingertips.
Your teachers are highly skilled painters and decorators with a passion for guiding the next generation through their study.
Learn by doing in a supportive environment which is welcoming more and more women to the fold. We offer small class sizes so you can thrive with individual attention.
We have strong connections to industry with one of our teachers being a judge at international-level World Skills Australia competition.
Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering job-related training since 1912. We offer modern, hands-on TAFE (VET) and higher education (degree) programs. You’ll learn real-life skills for real-world workplaces from our enthusiastic teachers. We are the largest training provider in Melbourne’s north with six campuses plus a campus in Prahran.
Class Schedule: *
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Modes of Delivery
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual 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.
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entrance requirements for this course
Pathways to further studyUpon successful completion of the program you will be eligible for some Credit Transfers into your either Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (CPC30611) or Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining (CPC31211) as an Australian Apprentice, taking you one step closer to being a qualified tradesperson.
Career PathwaysGraduates of this course may gain employment in the Plastering or Painting industry 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.
|CPCCCM1012A||WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCCM1014A||CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||20|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2006||APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES||8|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||12|
|VU22014||PREPARE TO WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||16|
|VU22015||INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS||25|
|VU22016||ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS||24|
|VU22032||IDENTIFY AND HANDLE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||80|
|VU22033||APPLY BASIC SURFACE PREPARATION SKILLS FOR PAINTING AND DECORATING||60|
|VU22034||MIX BASIC PAINT COLOURS||20|
|VU22035||DEVELOP BASIC PAINT APPLICATION TECHNIQUES||140|
|VU22036||DEVELOP BASIC TIMBER STAINING AND CLEAR FINISHING SKILLS||30|
|VU22037||DEVELOP BASIC PROTECTIVE METAL COATING SKILLS||30|
|VU22038||APPLY BASIC SPRAY PAINTING SKILLS||30|
|VU22039||APPLY BASIC WALLPAPER||20|
|VU22040||IDENTIFY AND HANDLE WALL AND CEILING LINING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT||100|
|VU22041||APPLY WALL AND CEILING LINING INSTALLATION TECHNIQUES||150|
|VU22042||INSTALL BASIC SUSPENSION CEILINGS||32|
|VU22043||APPLY BASIC WALL AND CEILING LINING STOPPING TECHNIQUES||80|
|VU22044||CONSTRUCT BASIC ARCHWAYS||32|
|VU22058||PRODUCE BASIC CASTINGS AND RUN CASTINGS||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.