CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Release 3)

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, all students are to meet requirements in Language, Literacy & Numeracy and also in Physical fitness.


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.


CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials

CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment

CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components

CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting

CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller

CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray

CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour

CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes

CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes

BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities

BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems

CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper

CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

Fees and charges for all Targeted Fee Relief (lower fees local skills) courses commenced in 2021


Non Concession 25 years +

$1.62 per nominal hour commenced in a calendar year, capped at $1200 per year


Non Concession youth 17 - 24 years 

$1.62 per nominal hour commenced in a calendar year, capped at $400 per year



.48c per nominal hour commenced in a Calander year, capped at $400 per year


“The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees”.