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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.
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.
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.
"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."
Internal assessment with progressive testing.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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|
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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|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|
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.
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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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