Master the skills to prepare metal surfaces of heavy industrial machinery, ships and infrastructure, using abrasive blast-cleaning techniques. You’ll pair that knowledge with highly specific protective finishing methods and be in demand across the industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use abrasive blasting techniques Prepare surfaces (typically metal) Apply various protective coating application operations to technical specifications Use safe and environmentally sustainable work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience working in a workshop environment on tasks such as abrasive blasting, surface preparation and coating application
Practise following highly detailed specifications to meet Australian standards
A trade-level qualification
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed at least Year 10 of high school
Good English, maths and communication skills
The ability to work as part of a team
Strong spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination and aptitude for practical skills
The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights if required
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Our graduates go onto roles like: protective coatings paint applicator and abrasive blaster.
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.
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The Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 31 Units of competency, including 11 core and 20 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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