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Careers & Employment

Where Could a Career in Painting Take You?

The first step in your career as painter and decorator is to get trained and qualified in the technical skills. Get qualified by completing the following course:

Certificate III Painting and Decorating - essential for supervisors and site foremen

Looking for Work?

You can list yourself on our painter's forum for free. There may be an employer looking to hire someone with your experience

Careers in Painting

Once you have completed basic training as a painter and decorator, you may choose to start a business. It is recommended that you get business training before starting your painting business. Just because you have great technical skills as a painter doesn't mean you know how to run a business.

Starting a painting business

Find out more about starting a painting business.
Find out more about business training for painters

Find a niche market

Its better to specialise in a particular type of painting and decorating instead of trying to do everything or anything. This is called 'finding a niche market'. There are lots of types painting and decorating businesses, but in every case it is important that you get the training you need. Choose from the following:

Become a supervisor or estimator

To be a supervisor or estimator for a large painting contractor you need to have specialised skills in safety, estimating or managing teams. We recommend completing training in one of the following disciplines: