How Can I Get a Painter's License?
In New South Wales a painter must be licensed if he/she contracts, sub-contracts or advertises to do exterior residential painting where the reasonable market cost of the labour and building materials is more than $5000. Licenses are issued by the Department of Fair Trading NSW
In Queensland, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission is a government body set up to license contractors and protect consumers against defective work. The QBCC has the power to direct a contractor to rectify defects and can prosecute, fine and/or remove a contractors license banning the contractor from the building industry for a set period or for life. A license is required if the painting work is valued at over $3300 including labor and materials. The contractor must also complete a Business Management Course for Trade Contractors.
In South Australia, the licensing system is administered by Consumer and Business Services
. You need to either have Certificate III Painting and Decorating, have recent work experience, and complete a business management course.