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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 buildings with your specialist skills and work towards success in an in-demand industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Prepare different surfaces for painting
  • Apply paint using various tools
  • Apply decorative wallpaper
  • Create textured surfaces
  • Communicate with clients to achieve their vision

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A keen interest in indoor painting and decorating
  • Great communication skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Ability to listen to instruction
  • Ability to work in a team and independently

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • Eligibility to apply to be a licensed painter and decorator
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Painter and decorator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

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

This course is superseded.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 5 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
  • On campus
  • Part Time
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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