Now is the time to step into a career in the painting and decorating industry through a rewarding and hands-on apprenticeship.
In the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship), you’ll learn to apply paint by brush and roller, apply texture coat finishes, match colours, apply decorative finishes, treat led paint hazards and so much more.
Getting hands-on training from industry professionals, you’ll master your skills in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work as you work and learn at the same time.
Taught both on campus and in the workplace over a three to four year period, we have designed this course so you can put your skills into action right away, making it the perfect option for those who want to get started immediately.
You’ll study a mixture of practical and theoretical classes in this creative industry, attending 10 x four day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of your apprenticeship.
And once you finish your apprenticeship, the career opportunities are endless. Working as a Painter and Decorator, an Industrial Painter, Supervisor, Visual Merchandiser or in Retail, you’ll be able to practice what you’ve learned, gaining real-world industry experience and taking the time to decide where you’d like your career to go next.
This could mean studying a Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), which will further add to your skillset and increase employment opportunities in the future.
So, if you’re looking for a varied career where you can be as creative as you like, then a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship) is the perfect course to get you there and TAFE is the perfect place to make it happen.
Please note, applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice in the Painting and Decorating industry and have a valid contract of training in place.
TimesApprentices attend 10 x 4 day blocks per year (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) for the duration of their apprenticeship.
Blocks are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am-4.30pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship).
- Painter and Decorator
- Industrial Painter
- Visual Merchandiser
Opportunities for Further Study
- Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice in the Painting and Decorating industry and have a valid contract of training in place.
- Minimum 15 years old
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
- All personal protective equipment as would be required in the workplace, pens and pencils.
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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Sample course units
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CPCCCM2008||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCCM2012||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCM3001||Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres|
|CPCCCM3005||Calculate costs of construction work|
|CPCCOM1012||Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan And Organise Work|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct Workplace Communication|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry Out Measurements And Calculations|
|CPCCOM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCPB3026||Erect And Maintain Trestle And Plank Systems|
|CPCCPD2011||Handle and store painting and decorating materials|
|CPCCPD2012||Use Painting And Decorating Tools And Equipment|
|CPCCPD2013||Remove And Replace Doors And Door And Window Components|
|CPCCPD3021||Prepare existing coated surface for painting|
|CPCCPD3022||Apply Paint By Brush And Roller|
|CPCCPD3023||Apply Texture Coat Paint Finishes By Brush, Roller And Spray|
|CPCCPD3024||Apply Paint By Spray|
|CPCCPD3025||Match specific paint colours|
|CPCCPD3026||Apply Stains And Clear Timber Finishes|
|CPCCPD3027||Remove and apply wallpaper|
|CPCCPD3028||Apply Decorative Paint Finishes|
|CPCCPD3029||Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings|
|CPCCPD3030||Apply Protective Paint Coating Systems|
|CPCCPD3031||Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry|
|CPCCPD3032||Apply advanced wall coverings|
|CPCCPD3034||Apply advanced decorative paint finishes|
|CPCCPD3035||Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting|
|CPCCPD3036||Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry|
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
Assessment is competency based and includes practical tasks and written assignments.