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  • CPC30611

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your painting and decorating career by completing this apprenticeship course. Become a qualified painter and decorator and recognised tradesperson.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Painter and Decorator
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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Course overview

Course overview

Become a painter and decorater with this apprenticeship qualification. Continue to progress your career in a residential or commercial setting.

There is strong demand for qualified painters and decorators with up to 50,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Increased specialisation within the construction industry means you will be well-placed for employment into the future with this qualification.

In a range of domestic and commercial settings, you'll learn how to prepare surfaces and apply paint, wallpaper and other coatings to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces. Learn a range of skills including how to handle painting and decorating tools, equipment and materials and match paint colours. Our industry-expert teachers will ensure you can work safely and effectively in a construction environment, including erecting and dismantling restricted-height scaffolding so you can work on elevated platforms.

Successful completion of this qualification as part of your apprenticeship allows you to apply to become a qualified painter and decorator and continue your career in the industry.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCPD3028A
Apply decorative paint finishes
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCPD3022A
Apply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3024A
Apply paint by spray
CPCCPD3026A
Apply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3023A
Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3027A
Apply wallpaper
CPCCCM2003B
Calculate and cost construction work
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM1014A
Conduct workplace communication
CPCCPB3026B
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011A
Handle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD3031A
Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
CPCCPD3025A
Match specified paint colour
CPCCCM3001C
Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCCM1013A
Plan and organise work
CPCCPD3021A
Prepare surfaces for painting
CPCCCM2001A
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPD2013A
Remove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD2012A
Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCCM1012A
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCPD3014A
Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCCM2006B
Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCPD3033A
Apply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3010A
Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3030B
Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCSP3003A
Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
LMFGG2008A
Glaze/reglaze residential windows and doors
TLID2003A
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
BSBSMB406A
Manage small business finances
CPCCPD3009A
Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
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Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland