Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

The Centre of Excellence

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098608B

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialists’ 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.

Course Structure


CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organize work

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials

CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment

CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components

CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting

CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller

CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray

CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes

CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper

CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes

CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

BSBRSK501 Manage Risk

BSBHDM502 Manage Meetings

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.


Students will undertake essential assessments which will include completion of the activities, projects, role play and observation of delivery of training and assessment.

Pathways for Students

Possible job titles and roles relevant to this quali­fication


• Painter and decorator

Mode of Delivery

The delivery approach may vary dependent on the student’s current experience and employment circumstances. Students who are not working in the industry may be required to attend classroom delivery and a created simulated workplace environment. Students with significant and extensive experience of working in the vocational education sector will be offered the opportunity to attend classroom sessions of delivery of the course and where practicable will be encouraged to review systems and processes in their simulated workplaces.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Course Fees: 14,000; Material Fees: 800; Enrollment Fee: 250 To suit the client/individual Full time
Read more54 study weeks + 5 weeks holidays
Indiana Avenue
Geelong Victoria 3214

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements

Student must have Australian year 12 Equivalent of other countries.

Age Requirements

For international students COE has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

IELTS - 5.5; TOEFL - Paper based test - 527; PTE - 46 (with no communicative skill score less than 42).


The Centre of Excellence
Geelong Campus
126 Yarra Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
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