CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

Courses Info

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.

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/CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Packaging Rules

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

  • 23 core units
  • 4 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.

Enrolment options

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.

Fees charges and refunds

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.

Commencement requirements

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

Pathways Information

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.

CORE (23 units)
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2003BCalculate and cost construction work
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011AHandle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012AUse painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013ARemove and replace doors, and door and window components
CPCCPD3021APrepare surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3022AApply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023AApply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024AApply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025AMatch specified paint colour
CPCCPD3026AApply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027AApply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028AApply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031AImplement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
ELECTIVES (4 required)
CPCCPD3030BApply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3032AApply advanced wallpaper techniques
CPCCPD3034AApply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003AApply trowelled texture coat finishes
CPCCPD3029ARemove graffiti and apply protective coatings
BSBSMB401Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business