CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating


National ID: CPC30611

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


Occupational titles may include:

  • Painter and decorator.


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.

    • Overview

      When you complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating you will be ready for a certified trade career as a painter and decorator.

      You will gain the knowledge and skills to work with all manner of painting and decorating materials, prepare and protect surfaces, colour match, interpret plans, and apply Work Health and Safety requirements.

      This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating, covering work in residential and commercial applications.

      Nationally recognised

      Train while working and making money, and working towards the completion for your painter's licence requirements

      $4000 fee for service apprenticeship

      Advanced paperless system from sign up to completion

    • Duration

      Average Course Duration: 

      For new entrants the average duration is 36 months.


    • Location

      Practical & Student Support Location: U3 30-34 Adams Drive Welshpool

    • Fees

      Course Fee:

      The course fee is $4,000.00 per person.

      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”.

    • Units of Competencies

      Certificate III Painting and Decorating qualification has 27 units of competency comprised of 23 core units and 4 elective units to be selected from the list below.

      Core units:

      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

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

      CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray

      CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour

      CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes

      CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper

      CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes

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

      Elective Units:

      BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities

      CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

      CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems

      CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

    • Prerequisites

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

      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.