Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

Occupational titles may include:


             Painter and decorator.


The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.


Entry Requirement


This RPL and skills recognition program is available to worker with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience
  • Hold a current General Construction Induction (White) Card
  • Candidate must ensure required worksite, Painting and Decorating tools, equipment, materials available for your RPL assessment



With the guidance of our dedicated assessors you can gain your qualification within a relatively short period of time. The RPL evidence process will normally take between 4 – 8 weeks after BTA completed the Free Pre- Enrollment Review depending on your chosen qualification and how quickly you gather your RPL evidence.



Depend on application

  • Anywhere in Australia
  • The RPL assessment include workplace observation, and will conduct at candidate’s jobsite.

Assessment condition

This qualification could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.


Mode of Delivery

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



Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for this program, experience in the building and construction industry  is required.


Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience in an building and construction environment.




  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction Management


Student Information

For more details and student obligations, services provided and general information pertaining to your chosen course refer to the student information handbook


Cost For RPL

Please Refer to RPL candidate application kit

Unit of Competency


Core Units

CPCCCM1012A  Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A  Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A  Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A  Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A  Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCCM2003B  Calculate and cost construction work

CPCCCM2010B  Work safely at heights

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCCM2008B  Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCPD3022A   Apply paint by brush and roller

CPCCPD3023A   Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

CPCCPD3024A   Apply paint by spray

CPCCPD3025A   Match specified paint colour

CPCCPD3026A   Apply stains and clear timber finishes

CPCCPD3027A   Apply wallpaper

CPCCPD3028A   Apply decorative paint finishes

CPCCPD3031A   Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

Elective Units

CPCCPD3029A   Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

CPCCPD3030B   Apply protective paint coating systems

CPCCPD3033A   Apply intumescent coatings

CPCCSP3003A   Apply trowelled texture coat finishes


How to get a builder’s or contractor licence or registration

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  • 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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