Licensing

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.
Get a NSW Painters License
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.
Get a Queensland Painters License
To obtain these licenses, the painter must hold a recognised qualification, such as Certificate III Painting and Decorating. Painters can obtain this qualification by completing a painting apprenticeship, or by having their existing skills assessed to this qualification.
In Western Australia registration of painters is carried out by the Building Commission. You can become registered by completing the Course for WA Painter's Registration
Become a Registered Painter in Western Australia
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.
Get a South Australian Painters License

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