Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course Description


qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

Career Opportunities

Painter and Decorator

Learning Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications within the CPC08 Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Units of Competency

  • CPCCCM1002A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1003A Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1004A Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1005A Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM1006A Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2003A Calculate and cost construction work
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM3001A Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCPB3026A Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • CPCCPD2001A Handle painting and decorating materials
  • CPCCPD2002A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • CPCCPD2003A Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • CPCCPD3001A Prepare surfaces for painting
  • CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCPD3002A Apply paint by brush and roller
  • CPCCPD3003A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • CPCCPD3004A Apply paint by spray
  • CPCCPD3005A Match specified paint colour
  • CPCCPD3006A Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • CPCCPD3007A Apply wallpaper
  • CPCCPD3008A Apply decorative paint finishes
  • CPCCPD3011A Apply lead paint and asbestos management
  • BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities
  • BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances
  • CPCCPD3010A Apply protective paint coating systems
  • CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


  • Hello my names Guy I am a 3rd year painter with a lot experience that most wouldn’t have at where I am now, looking to finish my Trade I am based on the Sunshine Coast and work for a company called Coastgard unfortunately they haven’t been so willing to sign me up and before I was finishing my apprenticeship with JJames painting, if I could start my course with you that would be much appreciated then looking for another Painting business to work for that could sign me up, my number is 0467549093 and I am more then happy to drive to where your company is in QLD thanks.

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