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Building and Construction

Certificate II in

Free TAFE Painting and Decorating Code: 22338VIC
Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Epping

Duration

14 weeks full time

Duration

14 weeks full time

Next Intake

April, July

Next Intake

April

Create your own path

Set yourself up for a flexible career in painting with a Certificate II in Building and Construction - Painting and Decorating. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we’re leaders in tradie training. Benefit from a practical, hands-on approach to learning, where you’ll get the chance to build your skills in a supportive environment. Painting is part of the national skills shortage, with job openings expected to grow by 37% from 2018 to 2023. A qualification in painting will help secure your future in an in-demand industry.

Flourish with hands-on training

Practice in fully kitted-out painting bays with all the tools and equipment you’ll use on the job. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we offer small class sizes so that every student can thrive with individual attention. Our Painting and Decorating students have a national reputation for excellence, proven by multiple WorldSkills medals and other industry awards. From mixing colours to priming and painting with a rolled, brushed or sprayed paint finish, you’ll have the chance to develop your skills under the guidance of industry experts. You’ll also have the chance to earn your ‘white card’ (Construction Induction Card).

Open up a future full of possibilities

Once you’ve completed this qualification, you can enter the workforce as an apprentice. You can also apply for credit transfers towards your apprenticeship with the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating. Once you’re a qualified painter, the sky’s the limit. You can start your own business, work flexible hours and go where you want to go. You can chase the sun around Australia with a career that puts you in control of your life.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Graduates of this course may gain employment in the painting industry in an Australian Apprenticeship.
  • Labourer
  • Subcontractor
  • Apprentice Painter

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the program you will be eligible for some Credit Transfers into the Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (CPC30611) as an Australian Apprentice, taking you one step closer to being a qualified tradesperson.

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Practical
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Student assessment will combine progressive testing and internal assessment.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
CPCCCM1012A WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Core 20
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS Core 20
CPCCCM2006 APPLY BASIC LEVELLING PROCEDURES Core 8
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20
CPCCWHS1001 PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 6
HLTAID002 PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT Core 12
VU22014 PREPARE TO WORK IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 16
VU22015 INTERPRET AND APPLY BASIC PLANS AND DRAWINGS Core 25
VU22016 ERECT AND SAFELY USE WORKING PLATFORMS Core 24
VU22032 IDENTIFY AND HANDLE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 80
VU22033 APPLY BASIC SURFACE PREPARATION SKILLS FOR PAINTING AND DECORATING Core 60
VU22034 MIX BASIC PAINT COLOURS Core 20
VU22035 DEVELOP BASIC PAINT APPLICATION TECHNIQUES Core 140
VU22036 DEVELOP BASIC TIMBER STAINING AND CLEAR FINISHING SKILLS Core 30
VU22037 DEVELOP BASIC PROTECTIVE METAL COATING SKILLS Core 30
VU22038 APPLY BASIC SPRAY PAINTING SKILLS Core 30
VU22039 APPLY BASIC WALLPAPER Core 20

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $420 $2100 $9350
Materials fee $159 $159 $159 $159
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $409 $754 $2509 $9759
Per year $0
Per semester $0

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20% of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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. The cost for your Construction Induction Card is included in the materials fees and will be deducted if you already hold one.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements for this course

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure

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