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  • NONAC04020

Introduction to Painting and Decorating

Non-accredited Short Course
At a glance

At a glance

Take the first step in your painting and decorating career with this introductory short course. Develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to obtain an apprenticeship. 

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to gain an apprenticeship with this introductory painting and decorating short course. 

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 if you continue to and complete an apprenticeship.

In a range of settings you will learn to use practical painting and decorating tools, equipment and materials, and cover topics including surface preparation, decorative finishes, industrial protective coatings, and more. You will also learn about occupational health and safety, gain a White Card, and develop an understanding of the industrial structure, work organisation and possible career pathways. This intensive two week course provides hands-on training delivered by industry-experienced teachers and on-site industry work experience.

Upon successful complete of this short course you will be well placed to seek an apprenticeship in the painting and decorating industry. You will also gain a White Card (CPCCWHS1001) – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

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
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Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

  • Sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended
  • Car and Licence – required (to get to and from construction sites – usually a 7.00 am start)

Resources required

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

Students are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • protective footwear: Steel Capped safety boots (no Volleys) 
  • protective clothing: Clean shorts or long cotton pants (no track suit pants)
  • protective clothing: Clean t-shirt or short sleeved shirt (no singlets)

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.

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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

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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