CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Origin Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 103819M

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


CPC30620 Certificate III Painting and Decorating is the nationally recognised qualification for Australian painters. You will learn all the essential knowledge and practical skills to work in the painting and decorating industry.

In many Australian states, you must be qualified to be licensed or registered as a painting contractor.

Having nationally recognised qualifications can help you find employment, start a business or become a supervisor. A qualification could help you get where you want to be.


This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to work in the painting and decorating industry.

Major areas of study include occupational health and safety, interpretation of plans and documents, measurements and calculations, use of hand and power tools, erection and dismantling of scaffolding, paint application and paint types, replace and remove doors and window components, apply wallpaper, manage small business finance and more.

You will need to bring:

A computer installed with an appropriate costing software and word processing software, webcam and internet access
Printer or printing services
Camera with photo and video recording capabilities
Pen, pencils, markers, highlighters, coloring materials, eraser, ruler, onion skin paper
Personal safety PPEs ​(Steel Capped Boots, Gloves, Dusk Musk’s and Overalls).
​​​Origin Institute will provide necessary simulation environment, materials and tools.


  • CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building),
  • CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building), or
  • a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications with the CPC Training Package.


  • Painter and Decorator
  • Painting Trades Worker
  • Paperhanger

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition fee: 18,000; Material fee 2,000; Application / Enrolment Fee: 200 To suit the client/individual 75 weeks
Read more4 study terms, including 10 weeks scheduled break

Self study / online (with attendance)
Origin Institute
Building 11, 20 Duerdin Street
Melbourne Victoria 3168

Entry criteria

At least 18 years of age at time of enrolment.

Minimum of 12 years of schooling or equivalent, and

Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.*
* Language test outcome must be less than 2 years old.


Origin Institute
Building 11, 20 Duerdin Street
Melbourne Victoria 3168
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