CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is the nationally recognised qualification for painters. This training is delivered by Best Option Training RTO No. 41246 in consultation with NIPD.
In many Australian states you must be qualified to be licensed or registered as a painting contractor. Having nationally recognised qualifications can help you find employment, start a business or become a supervisor. A qualification could help you get where you want to be.
You may be most of the way to a qualification and not realise it! Even if you have never formally studied or been trained as a painter in Australia, you may be able to have the skills you have gained through your work, or life experience recognised. You may be eligible for government assistance to complete your training. Registered Training Organisations can help you get your skills recognised. Find out more about Government Funding
You can complete Certificate III in Painting and Decorating by one of the following:
If you have less than 4 years' experience as a painter we recommend that you complete an apprenticeship with your employer. If you can't get an apprenticeship, you can complete the course but you will need to pay for the course yourself and complete the practical tasks with another painter or one of our trainers.
If you have more than 4 years' experience you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to have your skills recognised. RPL gives you credit for everything you can demonstrate a current skill relevant to a unit of competency, and you can then complete the course by completing any gap training.
Contact NIPD on 1300 319 790 for an interview
Ideal for skilled painters with minimum 4 years' industry experience
Eligible Queensland residents may be eligible for CSQ funding. Enrolment fees under CSQ funding are $450 all inclusive.
RPL Assessment: $1800
Suitable for NSW Department of Fair Trading Painters, WA Building Commission, South Australian painters and QBCC License. Now available on-line/on-site.
You can complete the on-line subjects by:
No. The course is available on any tablet, laptop or P.C. with a web-cam. It works on any browser, but Google Chrome is best
Yes, our course uses images, photos and videos to help you understand.
The construction industry is constantly changing. Every year there are new laws and regulations introduced for safety, sustainability or business. Technology also changes the way we paint. New products and materials mean we need to learn new skills and methods to stay up-to-date. Completing this course ensures you are completely up-to-date with all the latest techniques and safety information. It will help you become more professional, your business more profitable, and could save your life!
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is recognised by the NSW Department of Fair Trading, the South Australian Office of Business Affairs, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, the Victorian Building Authority, the WA Building Commission, all Registered Training Organisations including TAFE, and all employers.
All previous certificates are recognised. These include U.K City and Guilds, Scottish Level 3 Certificate, European qualifications, N.Z. Apprenticeship papers, Hong Kong, Canadian and Malaysian Certificate in Painting and Decorating. Having one of these certificates will help you complete faster
If you can't get a reference from another painter, the trainer may ask you to provide more videos or visit you on-site to verify your competence
It takes about 3 hours to answer the RPL questions on-line. Everything else depends on you! Some students collect the evidence within a week or two, but others take months. We allow a maximum of 3 months to collect the evidence for the initial assessment
The amount of training is different for each person. It is possible that you may not need any training at all. If you do need training, you can complete it at your own pace on-line and on-site, or by attending a practical workshop. Most students who are working during the week take an average of 2 -3 months to complete the course. All theory can be done on-line, and you may need to attend some training if you can't do the practical yourself.
If you don't pass all the subjects during the initial assessment, it just means you might need some help to learn. We provide this help so that you achieve your goals. It is normal for even experienced painters to need a little bit of training. This training is included in our course and will help you become the best you can be.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
29 units of competency:
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
CPCCPD3030 Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
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
Elective units (Only 3 needed)
BSBESB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business venture
CPCCPD3029 Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
CPCCPD3032 Apply advanced wall coverings
CPCCPD3033 Apply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034 Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
"A great experience and was wonderful working with [the trainer]. Easy to follow videos with great information provided." - C. Watt, Adelaide, SA
"It was good easy training that i could do in my own time and there was always someone I could contact if i needed help. Thank you very much." - B. Goodwin, Dubbo, NSW
"I've learned heaps about the technical side of painting" - H. Christie, Queensland