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Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

National CodeCPC30611
TAFE SA CodeTP00260
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfilePainters and DecoratorPainters and Decorator
FacultiesBuilding and Construction
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery

 CampusApplication Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Study Load
Elizabeth How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
Tonsley How To Apply On CampusPTDay Only
The duration of an apprenticeship or traineeship course is determined by the study plan.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for Apprenticeships & Traineeships.

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.


This course provides comprehensive training for painting and decorating apprentices in all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade. Learn hands-on skills from teachers who are industry professionals, in specialised facilities tailored to provide the best educational environment, so you learn the skills your employer needs.

Employment Outcomes

Possible job roles include: Painter and Decorator.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30611)
23 core units:

  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • Plan and organise work
  • Conduct workplace communication
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Calculate and cost construction work
  • Work safely at heights
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • Handle painting and decorating materials
  • Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • Prepare surfaces for painting
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • Apply paint by brush and roller
  • Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • Apply paint by spray
  • Match specified paint colour
  • Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • Apply wallpaper
  • Apply decorative paint finishes
  • Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
  • plus 4 elective units.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. WorkReady funding for this course is only for a trainee/apprentice with an approved training contract.

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