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Course Info

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

National Course Code: CPC30611

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Painting and Decorating will equip you with the skills you need to become a licensed painter and decorator. Learn to transform residential and commercial builds with your specialist skills and work towards becoming an in-demand team member or business owner.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Prepare varying surfaces for painting
  • Apply paint using different tools
  • Apply wall paper
  • Use a variety of painting equipment
  • Create textured surfaces
  • Work in the construction industry
  • Embed WHS policies and procedures in the workplace

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Excellent communication
  • Working as part of a team and independently
  • Great problem solving abilities
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • A positive can-do nature

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Eligibility to apply to be a licensed painter and decorator
  • The skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Painter and decorator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Complement your career by mixing your technical painting and decorating skills with business acumen, through these qualifications:

  • Certificate III of Business Administration
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Infrastructure in Australia is at an all-time high, with residential and commercial estates popping up all over the country. The building industry is seeking qualified and licensed painters and decorators who can keep up with the demand. The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating ensures you graduate with a highly regarded and industry focused skill set.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations

This course is currently available at 11 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Interest in indoor painting and decorating
  • Great communication skills
  • The ability to listen to instruction
  • An eye for detail
  • The ability to work in a variety of conditions

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Written assessments such as theory tests
  • Practical assessments such as skills assessments

The Certificate II in Career and Study Preparation is an entry-level qualification that provides no exposure to simulated or real world. It does cover your foundational English, Maths and communication skills that may set you up for study success in the Certificate III. You do not need this Certificate II to enrol into the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

This course, the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is an entry-level trade qualification where youll gain all your technical and theoretical experience in the field. It provides real world exposure where youll apply what youre learning in simulated environments both in the field and in the classroom. You will advance your skills as you progress through the qualification and become eligible to apply as a licensed painter.

If you are considering opening your own business, it may be beneficial to enrol in a TAFE NSW business qualification. These courses focus on how to run a business effectively, while managing finances and administration. The Certificate IV in New Small Business may be a good match.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Preparing different surfaces for painting
  • Applying surface coatings with a brush, roller and spray
  • Wallpaper application
  • Colour matching
  • Communicating with colleagues and clients on a job site

You will learn in simulated environments on a TAFE NSW campus or in real world situations like your workplace.

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Painting feature walls
  • Colour matching in renovations
  • Wallpaper application
  • Residential and commercial interiors

You will learn in simulated environments on a TAFE NSW campus or in real world situations like your workplace.

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, hands-on learning. You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Painting feature walls
  • Colour matching in renovations
  • Wallpaper application
  • Residential and commercial interiors

The booming infrastructure industry means that you will be highly sought after as an interior painter, or interior decorator. People in the painting and decorating industry may work as sole traders, contractors or employees to companies.

Investment in infrastructure across NSW and Australia is booming. From small-scale residential builds to large commercial projects, qualified painters and decorators are in-demand.
This course will ensure you keep up with the demands of industry with top level education in the field. Through theory and practice you will be job-ready when you graduate. The government has listened to industry pressure calling for qualified painters and decorators and this qualification currently attracts a government-led student fee exemption for painting apprentices.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Blended, Part Time, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening
  • Fully Subsidised Course
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Showing 1 to 11 options of 11 for Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Grafton (Apprenticeship): Blended

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Enquire Now

Granville (Apprenticeship): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Granville: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Maitland: Part Time

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Orange, Anson Street: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Ultimo, Main Campus: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2.5 Years

Ultimo, Main Campus (Non-Apprentice): Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2.5 Years

Wagga Wagga - Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wagga Wagga - Non-Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 22 Mar 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wollongong - Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 3 Years

Wollongong - Non-Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Mar 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

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