Courses

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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.

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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.

    Employment outcomes

    On completing this qualification you will be able to find work in the painting industry, or go on to start your own business.

    Assessment

    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.

    Contact

    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.

Local Students

Code

CPC30611

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4050
Ineligible:$18200
Concession:$810
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

Internal assessment with progressive testing.

Materials

What 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.

Entrance Requirements

Ideally, 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.

Pathways to further study

Once 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 Pathways

In 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • 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
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.