CPC30611 Certificate III Painting and Decorating is the nationally recognised qualification for painters. 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 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 have learned, 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
Training delivered may be subsidised though government funded arrangements. The RTO you enrol with will provided you with more detail before your course commences. Eligibility may vary between states. As a general guide, for subsidised training you need to be:
- 15 years old or over;
- no longer at school;
- living or working in that state;
- an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.
Eligible NSW Residents from $1490
Eligible Queensland Residents: $500
All other states: $2990
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:
There are 7 free subjects included in our course. In NSW, it is unlimited. If you need more than 7 units of training, you may need to pay additional fees.
No. The course is available on any 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. If you need an interpreter we can help you, and some of our trainers speak multiple languages.
You only pay a minimum of $1000 to start. You can then pay the rest in installments.
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 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 WA Building Commission, all Registered Training Organisations including TAFE, and all employers. It is also recognised in India, UAE, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, South Africa, Kenya, and the Phillipines.
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:
27 units of competency: