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MSM30216 Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

This course is designed for professional industrial painters who use protective coatings, are required to work to specification, and work in a blast yard in the manufacturing, mining or shipping industry. This occupation is listed on the National Skills Priority List.
Lessons are streamed direct to the student, either on, or off the work-site. Activities and knowledge assessment is undertaken on-line
Practical activities and assessment will occur in the workplace.


Core Units
  • MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM12024A Perform computations
  • MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
  • MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
  • MEM15002A Apply quality systems
  • MEM15024A Apply quality procedures
  • MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
  • MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
  • MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 Work safely
  • MEM16005A Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • PMBPROD248 Prepare surfaces for coating
  • MEM08016B Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
  • MEM08012B Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
  • MEM08011B Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • MEM08007B Control surface finish production and finished product quality
  • MEM08014B Apply protective coatings (basic)
  • MEM08015B Apply protective coatings (advanced)
  • MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
  • MSMWHS201 Conduct hazard analysis
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM16011A Communicate with individuals and small groups
  • MEM07001B Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • MEM11016B Order materials
  • MEM12001B Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • MEM15004B Perform inspection
  • MSMSUP303 Identify equipment faults
  • MSMOPS301 Treat corrosion


Experienced workers: RPL and gap training: $4950

Traineeship: $9900 over 2.5 years

There is a minimum enrolment fee of $1500, and payment plans are available.


Funding is available to workers aged over 40 who are currently employed and wanting to upgrade their skills, and who are Australian residents. This funding can be accessed through the Skills Checkpoint program.


RPL: 3 months to submit all evidence

Training: One month per unit to maximum of 30 months

Theory to be completed on-line (Practical to be completed on job-site)

Minimum entry requirement:

Students must be able to pass literacy and numeracy test (Year 10 equivalent)

To complete this qualification you must be currently working in an industrial blast yard with access to blasting equipment, industrial two-pack epoxies, testing and quality control tools, and conventional and airless spray guns.

Applicants must also have access to a laptop or computer with a web-cam and internet connection.


Nationally recognised qualification issued by Best Option Training RTO 41246