Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Gen Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 103828K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


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

Occupational titles may include: Painter and Decorator.

Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


Total duration for this qualification is 60 weeks (including 10 Weeks Holidays). Students study minimum 20 hours a week face to face.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is carried out through a range of the following tasks:

  • Project Report
  • Questioning
  • Demonstration/Observation
  • Written Questions
  • Case Study
  • Third Party Report

Safety Requirement

Every student is required to wear their own Personal Protection Equipment(PPE):safety boots and protective clothing at every training session/practical demonstration session.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
11,000 Per Year
Read moreEnrollment Fee – Non-Refundable: 200; Material Fees: 800
Scheduled dates throughout the year 60 weeks (including 10 Weeks Holidays)
Read more60 weeks (including 10 Weeks Holidays)

Self study / online (with attendance)
Gen Institute
420 (Basement) Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

  • 18 years or older

  • Completion of Year 11 (Australia) or overseas equivalent

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

  • TOEFL iBT: 46
  • Certificate in Advanced English: 162
  • PTE: 42
  • OET: A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.
  • Meet Student Visa requirements where applicable

  • Prospective students seeking for enrolment at Gen Institute will have to successfully complete a placement test at the required ACSF level of qualification that provides Gen Institute insight into student’s capability and helps it make a decision on whether the student possess sufficient LLN skills to pursue the qualification they are looking to be enrolled in.

  • Completion of unit CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry, students would be required to undertake training and assessment of this unit at Gen Institute or any other RTO prior to enrolling into this qualification.
  • Physical Requirements: Students who participate in this course will be required to undertake manual handling and physical labour. Those with a history of back or health issues may not be appropriate to take this course.


Gen Institute
420 (Basement) Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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