CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

Please select a study mode from the list below.

Recognition of prior learning

The process of Skills Recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Recognition of Current Competencies) gives those people with the relevant experience the opportunity to gain formal recognition for their competencies (skills and knowledge) gained through life, work and study, regardless of where, when and how they were achieved.

Participants are responsible for gathering evidence that will show they have the required competencies to the standard set out by the industry in the National Competency Standards.

Start Date & Duration

Enrolments are taken on an ongoing basis. Students can enrol at any time 24/7 online, over the phone or in person during business hours. Enrolment is for a period of 12 months.


A minimum of 3 to 4 years experience within this trade and completion of Year 12 English and Mathematics is recommended but not required.



Payment plans are also available


Evidence for RPL may include:

  • work experience
  • life experiences (including voluntary work and leisure pursuits)
  • previous study e.g. qualifications, industry training professional development programs or units

Course Delivered by

Everthought Education Brisbane South

RTO Number: 32438

What will I learn?

27 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, composed of 21 compulsory units and 6 elective units.

Core Units

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2003BCalculate and cost construction work
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCWF2002AUse wall and floor tiling tools and equipment
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011AHandle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012AUse painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013ARemove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021APrepare surfaces for painting
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPD3022AApply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023AApply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024AApply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025AMatch specified paint colour
CPCCPD3026AApply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027AApply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028AApply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031AImplement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

Elective Units

Group B: General electives:

BSBSMB301AInvestigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406AManage small business finances
LMFGG2008BGlaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors
CPPCMN3001BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practises
BSBSMB401AEstablish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCCBC4004AIdentify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

Specialist painting and decorating field of work:

CPCCPD3029ARemove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCPD3030BApply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3032AApply advanced wallpaper techniques
CPCCPD3033AApply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034AApply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003AApply trowelled texture coat finishes

What are the pathways?

Career opportunities include employment as a:

  • Painter and Decorator

After successful completion of this course you may continue your studies by enrolling in:

  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)
  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)

Course Recognition

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating, covering work in residential and commercial applications. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work. 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 CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

What are the Entry Requirements?

This qualification does not have any specific entry requirements. However, completion of Year 12 English and Mathematics is recommended.

Enquiries and Enrolments

If you have any questions regarding the course, or would like to enrol please fill in the eligibility check form on the right hand side of the page.