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Resources for Trainers and Students

The National Institute of Painting and Decorating has created best practice written and e-learning resources for trainers/assessors and employers in the painting industry. These resources are being developed in consultation with industry and are supported by many leading RTOs. The resources are subject to moderation and validation by fully qualified trainers and assessors in the painting industry. We have made some samples available here.

If you are a qualified trainer in the painting industry please provide feedback or comments. Please view the resources provided and provide feedback for continuous improvement. These resources are provided under creative commons license, Registered Training Organisations, and for any painter wanting to improve his or her knowledge and skills. Painting contractors may like to use them to train their staff during toolbox meetings.

The National Painting and Decorating Institute has also created the world's first on-line training system for the painting industry. This system allows RTOs, TAFEs, technical colleges, manufacturers, or organisations anywhere in the world to offer high quality training to their students, applicators, or members.

The system can be customised and branded to your organisation and needs. it has over 300 high quality multi-media video lessons on every aspect of the trade, and over 1200 resources including industry standards, documentation and technical manuals. The system was created by award-winning professional trainers in the industry, and is supported by leading manufacturers, including Taubmans PPG, Sherwin Williams Wattyl, Spraychief, and Rokset.

Over 1700 painters have been enrolled or are currently enrolled in one of our courses, in 4 different countries, and over 600 painting apprentices have graduated through the system since 2014. There are currently over a dozen colleges using the system to deliver accredited and non-accredited training, including Master Painters Queensland, Aussie Painters Network, Master Painters New Zealand, Gimbal Construction Training, Foundation Training Australia, Canberra Institute of Technology, and Everthought Education. The system can also be used by colleges offering traditional classroom and campus based training, such as CRICOS colleges.

The courses follow a simple concept;

1. Students study on-line in the workplace, at home, or on campus, using a laptop, PC or smartphone with internet connection. They complete the on-line activities which involve doing research, reacting to scenarios, solving problems, creating paint systems, interpreting documents, performing risk assessments, watching Case Studies, and watching demonstrations of practical skills

2. The trainer is in regular contact with the student and the employer to offer guidance and one-on-one tuition when needed

3. The student performs the practical training on-site with his/her employer or supervisor, and uploads videos or photographic evidence into the system for the trainer to mark. The employer verifies all practical activities and evidence uploaded prior to the trainer assessing the student.

4. The trainer visits the workplace to conduct training and assessment in subjects that the employer does not have the ability or resources to train.

5. The student completes units until the entire course or subject is complete, and a certificate is issued.


The Workplace Activity Recorder has been developed to help employers and apprentices collect practical evidence on the work site. It works on any smart-phone, iPad or tablet. Its simple to use, and available on Ammonite TOMS or Cloud Assess

CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

We have developed industry validated assessment tools, learning resources, learner guides and trainer guides for the above qualification, for any RTO who delivers this course.

Contact our education department on 1300 319 790 or email us to arrange a demonstration