Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

 This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
4 years
Qualification Code
CPC30620

This qualification provides a trade outcome through an apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating covering work for residential and commercial paint applications.¿ The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for painting and decorating in the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work, for example the application of wallpaper, feature coatings and protective coatings.¿

  • Building contractor
  • Painter
  • Painter and decorator
  • Interior decorator
  • Qualified tradesperson
  • Site supervisor

Painter and Decorator

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

APPLY WHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCWHS2001
WORK SAFELY TO ENCAPSULATE NON-FRIABLE ASBESTOS IN THE PAINTING INDUSTRY
CPCCPD3036
PREPARE UNCOATED SURFACES FOR PAINTING
CPCCPD3035
WORK SAFELY WITH LEAD-PAINTED SURFACES IN THE PAINTING INDUSTRY
CPCCPD3031
APPLY PROTECTIVE PAINT COATING SYSTEMS
CPCCPD3030
APPLY DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES
CPCCPD3028
REMOVE AND APPLY WALLPAPER
CPCCPD3027
APPLY STAINS AND CLEAR TIMBER FINISHES
CPCCPD3026
MATCH SPECIFIC PAINT COLOURS
CPCCPD3025
APPLY PAINT BY SPRAY
CPCCPD3024
APPLY TEXTURE COAT PAINT FINISHES BY BRUSH, ROLLER AND SPRAY
CPCCPD3023
APPLY PAINT BY BRUSH AND ROLLER
CPCCPD3022
PREPARE EXISTING COATED SURFACE FOR PAINTING
CPCCPD3021
REMOVE AND REPLACE DOORS AND DOOR AND WINDOW COMPONENTS
CPCCPD2013
USE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
CPCCPD2012
HANDLE AND STORE PAINTING AND DECORATING MATERIALS
CPCCPD2011
ERECT AND MAINTAIN TRESTLE AND PLANK SYSTEMS
CPCCPB3026
READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CPCCOM2001
CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS
CPCCOM1015
CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
CPCCOM1014
PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK
CPCCOM1013
WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOM1012
CALCULATE COSTS OF CONSTRUCTION WORK
CPCCCM3005
OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS UP TO 11 METRES
CPCCCM3001
WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS
CPCCCM2012
ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING
CPCCCM2008
APPLY TROWELLED TEXTURE COAT FINISHES
CPCCSP3003
APPLY ADVANCED DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES
CPCCPD3034
APPLY ADVANCED WALL COVERINGS
CPCCPD3032
REMOVE GRAFFITI AND APPLY ANTI-GRAFFITI COATINGS
CPCCPD3029
6 x 5 day blocks: Mon ¿ Fri & 18 x 3 day blocks: Mon - Wed Time commitment outside of class: 6hrs per block (144hrs)

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

Standard requirements:

Interview, PTR, LLN abilities check

Additional requirements:

Employed as an apprentice painter and decorator

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: JBL

National course code: CPC30620

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$904$4,520$20,905

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $55

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Introductory pathway/s:

22338VIC certficate II in Building and Construction (Painting) Pre-apprenticeship

Must be employed as an apprentice painter and decorator

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Design and Construc