Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

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

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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.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) and as per Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 – Part 6.5 General construction induction training is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001/CPCWHS1001 meets this requirement.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

29 units of competency:

  • 26 core units
  • 3 elective units

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

We currently offer this qualification as:

  • an Apprenticeship over 48 months (expected completion 42 months) or
  • RPL assessment only with a maximum duration of 3 months

Once you have decided to go ahead with the course return your completed enrolment form and ensure the commencement payment for your course has been made. (Please see the payment form for details). When this is received at our office (email/fax/post), Building Industry Training will provide you with the necessary documents/learning resources/assessments and the details of your trainer so you can begin your studies.

Course costs and payment options are attached on the payment form. Refunds will not be issued to students due to change of mind once the training/assessment process has commenced.

Individuals undertaking RPL assessments for this qualification will have 4 years’ experience as a minimum in the construction industry.

This qualification is just one of the requirements for an individual to obtain a licence with their states regulatory body. Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with Building Industry Training. After the completion of this qualification it is recommended that the student undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors or Certificate IV in Building and Construction. ** CPCCSP3003A is required towards gaining an unrestricted Painting & Decorating Licence from the QBCC.

CORE (26 units)
*Prerequisite CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies & procedures in theconstruction industry, must be assessed before any unit with an Asterix.
Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Work effectively & sustainably in the construction industry
Plan and organise work
Conduct workplace communication
Carry out measurements and calculations
Work safely at heights
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Handle and store painting and decorating materials
Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
Remove & replace doors, door and window components
Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
Prepare existing coated surfaces for painting
Apply paint by brush and roller
Operate elevated work platforms to 11 metres
Apply paint by spray
Match specified paint colours
Apply stains and clear timber finishes
Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
Remove and apply wallpaper
Apply decorative paint finishes
Apply protective paint coating systems
Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
Calculate costs of construction work
ELECTIVES (3 required)
Pick 2
Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
Apply trowelled texture coat finishes**
Other (max 1)
Mix plastering compounds
Finish plasterboard joins manually
Manually sand plaster work
Apply basic levelling procedures
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
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