CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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

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This course provides comprehensive training for painting and decorating apprentices in all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade
Occupational titles could include: Painter and Decorator.
The focus of the course is application based in real or closely simulated workplace environments.
Start a career in the painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction works.


CPC30611   Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPCCOHS2001A  Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
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
CPCCCM2010B     Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2003B    Calculate and cost construction work
CPCCPD2012A      Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2011A      Handle painting and decorating materials
CPCCCM2008B    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPB3026B      Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCCM3001C     Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCPD2013A      Remove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021A      Prepare surfaces for painting
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
CPCCPD3033A    Apply intumescent coatings
CPCCSP3003A    Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
BSBWHS401A     Implement & moniter WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWOR404      Develop work priorities


Course Duration and Location

This program is a workplace based apprenticeship.  Duration is typically 24 to 48 months.
RPL (recognition of prior learning) is available for all experienced participants to gain your qualification.

Training Method

Training and Assessment of this course is delivered ‘On the job’ (workplace training).  Students are provided with the opportunity to complete all written work and assessments in a structured ‘off the job’ training room provided by the employer or GET Education Australia.

This course is a nationally accredited training program. Our trainers have a wealth of  experience and current industry knowledge and our dedicated to providing you with the skills and knowledge that will be valued by prospective employers.
Trainer assistance is also provided by phone and email as well as ‘on the job’.


Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

Click here for GET Educations RPL Policies and procedures

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a method of assessing your current skills and knowledge that may have been acquired through formal training and / or via informal learning such as experience you gained from work or non-formal such as a non-accredited qualification.
It is an alternative to coursework or class attendance. If you have existing skills or knowledge RPL can help reduce coursework required to complete a qualification.
We match your existing skills and knowledge against the course. We determine what learning, skills and knowledge you are able to demonstrate against the unit or qualification you’d like to complete. Then we assess your competence using the evidence you’ve provided. Where the evidence proves your competence it reduces or eliminates the need for coursework and enables you to complete your course quicker.

Credit Transfer (CT) is the recognition of formal training completed through another registered training organisation (RTO).  If you have covered any of the same unit/s of study as one of our courses, then your successful result can be transferred to another course. This would eliminate the need for you to re-complete this requirement. This process is completed by matching competencies between qualifications and ensuring that these outcomes are equivalent.

If you feel that RPL or CT may be right for you, then please contact us and we can talk you through your options, answer any questions you have and let you know where to go from here.  If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, we will go through the process and associated costs with you step-by-step.

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Application for RPL consideration


Full Fee Paying:  $4,400  ($162.96 per unit)  –  27 units

Please see GET Education Australia’s full schedule of Fee Paying Programs here
When collecting fees GET Education Australia complies with the standards for Registered Training organisations (RTO’s) 2015.
For fees paid by the student GET Education Australia may accept payment of no more than $1,500.00 from each individual student prior to commencement and cannot hold more than $1,500.00 in advance.

Recognition of Prior Learning will be charged at per unit price.


Queensland Funded: You may be eligible for  User Choice Funding – Please see Queensland funded option tabs below
FUNDED BY THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - User Choice (Apprentices and Trainees)
USER CHOICE FUNDING – (Apprenticeship and Traineeship Funding)

The User Choice Program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
By choosing one of GET Education Australia’s Certificate III trades courses you will be advancing to achieve your goal of becoming a fully Qualified Tradesman in your chosen profession.


CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting
CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

You must be a registered apprentice or trainee and have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by Department of Education & Training (DET) and be registered in DET’s registration system DELTA. The contract commencement date or recommencement date must be on or after 1 July 2010, and the training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier status for the nominated qualification.

In accordance with the User Choice policy, GET Education Australia is obliged to collect a Student Contribution Fee which is calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency delivered. The total fee will vary according to the range of units selected within each traineeship qualification framework.

A reduced Student Contribution Fee (concession) of no more than 40% percent of the student contribution fee or $0.64 per nominal hour will apply where the student falls into one of the following concession categories listed below.

Concessional status
– Under the age of 17 at the end of February in the year of training from commencement, and the participant has not completed year 12.
– Holds a health care or pensioner card or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds those cards and is named on the card.
– The student provides the RTO with an official form under commonwealth law confirming they, their partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card.
– An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

User Choice Fees:- GET User Choice Fees Charges

Visit training.qld.gov.au for the –USER CHOICE FACT SHEET
Visit the Queensland Skills Gateway http://skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au  to choose a qualification, learn about the training available, and the training providers that can assist you
• Check out the Student Information page  on the DET website to learn more.

Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time, i.e. a student is not funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.
It is very important that you take the time to consider your future career goals and choose the right training option before signing an enrolment form or committing to a course of study which will use up this entitlement.

GET Education Student Handbook

The student handbook encompasses important information that a student needs to know when enrolling and engaging in studying with GET Education Australia.  It outlines the commitment and obligations of GET Education Australia as a registered Training Organisation, and the terms, conditions, and commitments required by a student enrolling at GET Education Australia

We operate Australia-­wide with a selection of in-­class and distance courses, full time and part time courses as well as “on the job” training and traineeships. In addition to these training solutions, we also offer practical training positions where required.