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CPC30620 Certificate III
In Painting & Decorating

By industry, for industry


Certificate III in Painting & Decorating This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating in the residential and commercial construction industry

Course duration

Apprenticeship training term is 36 months.

Recognition of prior learning

Students can apply for recognition of prior learning for individual unit/s of competency or a credit transfer may apply for unit/s of competency

Assessment method

Assessment method will include a mix of theory and practical components in the workplace or simulated work environment. Students will require time for independent study to complete their knowledge assessments.(Theory work)

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What does the course involve?

This qualification have core units of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry as well a specialist field 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 unit CPCCOHS1001 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.

Delivery method

All delivery options include workplace flexible delivery specific to the needs of the employer and apprentice. Offsite delivery at our training centre when no workplace is available to complete specific tasks, a simulated workplace has been created to meet these requirements.

Student eligibility

The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620) is offered as a VTG (Victorian Government) funded qualification for eligible students (offered by AWCI ANZ through Apprenticeship arrangements). It is also available for a very reasonable fee for workers who do not meet the VTG funding eligibility building

Qualification requirements

To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, a total of 29 units must be successfully completed. 26 Core Units and 3 Elective Units

Core units
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11m
  • CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCPB3026 Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • CPCCPD2011 Handle and store painting and decorating materials
  • CPCCPD2012 Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
Core units (cont.)
  • CPCCPD2013 Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • CPCCPD3021 Prepare existing coated surface for painting
  • CPCCPD3022 Apply paint by brush and roller
  • CPCCPD3023 Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • CPCCPD3024 Apply paint by spray
  • CPCCPD3025 Match specific paint colours
  • CPCCPD3026 Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • CPCCPD3027 Remove and apply wallpaper
  • CPCCPD3028 Apply decorative paint finishes
  • CPCCPD3030 Apply protective paint coating systems
  • CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
  • CPCCPD3035 Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
  • CPCCPD3036 Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
  • CPCCPD3029 Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
  • CPCCPD3032 Apply advanced wall coverings
  • MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces
Course outcome

Upon successful completion of apprenticeship, students will receive a Qualification in (CPC30620) - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating. If the qualification is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units(s) of competency successfully completed.

Fees and charges
  • 1st year admin fee $350.00
  • 2nd Year Admin Fee $455.00
  • 3rd Year Admin Fee $455.00