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CPC30620 - 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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, all students will need to demonstrate satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy skills and sufficient physical fitness levels. 

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 CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


CPC30620 Certificate III Painting and Decorating qualification has 29 units of competency comprised of 26 core units and 3 elective units to be selected from the list below.

Core units:

CPCCCM2008*    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012*    Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001    Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCCM3005    Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCOM1012    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013    Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014    Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015    Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001*    Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPB3026*    Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011*    Handle and store painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012*    Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013*    Remove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021*    Prepare existing coated surface for painting
CPCCPD3022*    Apply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023*    Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024*    Apply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025*    Match specific paint colours
CPCCPD3026*    Apply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027*    Remove and apply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028*    Apply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3030*    Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3031*    Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
CPCCPD3035*    Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3036*    Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
CPCCWHS2001    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Elective Units:

CPCCPD3032*    Apply advanced wall coverings

BSBESB303    Organise finances for new business venture

CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit/s must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Course Fee:

Fee for service: $4000.00 

Apprenticeship Tution Fees:

The current course fees are based on the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development’s VET Fees and Charges Policy, available to view on the website:

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 calendar year, capped at $400 per year

The nominal hours for this qualification are 961, based on this the total fees are:

Non-concession: $1556.82

Concession: $461.28

Fees are invoiced at the commencement of each unit. As per above, annual fee caps apply, a full breakdown of your specific fees will be provided at enrolment.

“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”.

Please speak with a representative for more information.

Approximately 36-48 months. This will vary dependent on experience as training is competency based.
* This qualification must be undertaken as an apprenticeship.
For full details please speak with one of our representatives

Core Institute & Training (Including Practical & Student Support Location:)

U3 30-34 Adams Drive, Welshpool, WA 6106

223 Star Street, Welshpool, WA 6106

Delivery Mode
Blended model of classroom based, online and on-the-job learning.

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