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CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry

CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry

This course specifies the outcomes required to treat lead paint hazards, including removal of lead-based paints from surfaces, encapsulation and the control of associated hazards and is designed for painting contractors working on commercial and residential lead paint removal projects.

This training is delivered by Wall and Ceiling Institute RTO 72012 in partnership with NIPD.

The course includes:

  • testing procedures; field and clearance testing
  • Safe Work Method Statements and hazard control
  • definition and preparation of the work area
  • removal of contaminated material
  • Chemical stripping
  • encapsulation of contaminated material
  • completion of clean-up activities.



This course is now 80% funded by Keystone Tasmania. Persons working in the Tasmanian building industry may be eligible for an 80% rebate for this training.

Eligible ACT residents are eligible for funding for training rebates of up to 70% of training costs through the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund. Submit applications for funding through the website www.trainingfund.com.au.


8 hours theory on-line and 4 hours on-site


To complete CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry , you must hold the pre-requisite unit CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry. (Additional $350)

In the instance if you do not hold this unit Wall and Ceiling Institute will be able to assist. Qualification issued by Wall and Ceiling Institute RTO ID: 70212

Now available on-line.


  • You must have a computer with a web-cam to complete this course
  • A field lead paint test kit
  • Chemical strippers

Telephone: 1300 319 790 for more info


In order to recognise where lead based paints may be encountered, it is important to understand:

Why lead was included in the composition of paint
The age of buildings likely to have been painted with lead based paints.

1. Lead pigments functioned as a colouring agent. White lead was once the principal white pigment used in paints. Lead was also commonly present in red, orange and yellow pigments based on lead chrome.

2. Lead salts are a drying agent; it speeds up the drying time of a paint film.

3. Lead pigments also contributed durability to paints. In consequence its use was once popular in primers, undercoats and exterior quality paints.

The only way for the painter to be sure that they are not dealing with lead based paints is to carry out an approved testing procedure.