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Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Apprenticeship Code: CPC30611

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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

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Take control of your career

Put yourself on the path to success as a business owner or contractor specialising in painting and decorating. Join a flexible industry known for its low barriers to entry, flexibility and freedom, with 65% of painters operating as sole proprietors. Study a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating CPC30611 at Melbourne Polytechnic and we’ll help you build skills that can help you go where you want to go.

Benefit from practical and flexible training

You’ll gain essential skills such as creative texture finishes, applying wallpaper and decorative finishing touches, matching colours and safely managing lead paint and asbestos. At Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real-life projects in our dedicated training facilities, taught by our industry-experience staff. Our flexible, practical approach means we can fit around work schedules, delivering training on-site or in our industry-standard facilities. Our Painting and Decorating students have a national reputation for excellence, winning gold medals at regional WorldSkills competitions and many other industry accolades.

Open up a future full of possibilities

You’ll have numerous possibilities once you graduate as a qualified painter. You can work for a painting and decorating company, or an employer in the building industry. You might choose to start your own business or consultancy and set your own schedule and work wherever and whenever you want.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You’ll have numerous possibilities once you graduate as a qualified painter. You can work for a painting and decorating company, or an employer in the building industry.
  • Qualified Painter
  • Labourer
  • Subcontractor

Pathways

Once you successfully complete the requirements for this certificate you can continue on to undertake the Certificate IV in Building and Construction CPC40110, or Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40118.

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Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Apprenticeship

Assessment Methods

Internal assessment with progressive testing.

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
CPCCCM1013A PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK Core 20
CPCCCM1014A CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Core 20
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS Core 20
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 36
CPCCCM2003B CALCULATE AND COST CONSTRUCTION WORK Core 20
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCPB3026A ERECT AND MAINTAIN TRESTLE AND PLANK SYSTEMS Core 10
CPCCPD2011A HANDLE PAINTING AND DECORATING MATERIALS Core 16
CPCCPD2012A USE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Core 80
CPCCPD2013A REMOVE AND REPLACE DOORS AND DOOR AND WINDOW COMPONENTS Core 4
CPCCPD3021A PREPARE SURFACES FOR PAINTING Core 40
CPCCPD3022A APPLY PAINT BY BRUSH AND ROLLER Core 100
CPCCPD3023A APPLY TEXTURE COAT PAINT FINISHES BY BRUSH, ROLLER AND SPRAY Core 40
CPCCPD3024A APPLY PAINT BY SPRAY Core 80
CPCCPD3025A MATCH SPECIFIED PAINT COLOUR Core 50
CPCCPD3026A APPLY STAINS AND CLEAR TIMBER FINISHES Core 40
CPCCPD3027A APPLY WALL PAPER Core 50
CPCCPD3028A APPLY DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES Core 114
CPCCPD3029A REMOVE GRAFFITI AND APPLY PROTECTIVE COATINGS Elective 30
CPCCPD3030A APPLY PROTECTIVE PAINT COATING SYSTEMS Elective 30
CPCCPD3031A IMPLEMENT SAFE LEAD PAINT AND ASBESTOS WORK PRACTICES IN THE PAINTING INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCPD3032A APPLY ADVANCED WALLPAPER TECHNIQUES Elective 30
CPCCPD3034A APPLY ADVANCED DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES Elective 40

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.

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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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $930 $ 4650 $20550
Materials fee $135 $ 135 $135
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $1240 $ 5035 $20935
Per year $0
Per semester $0

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

Fees explained

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.

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.

Scholarships on offer

'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for.  And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'

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Requirements

Ideally, you should be employed as an apprentice painter.

Next Steps

Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.

The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.

If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.

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