The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating will give you the practical skills to work as a residential or commercial painter or decorator.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
- CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Studying the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating at Holmesglen
You will receive comprehensive training in painting and decorating across all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade.
You will learn hands-on skills from teachers who are industry professionals, in specialised facilities tailored to provide the best educational environment. You will learn the skills an employer needs.
The training you will receive could lead to employment in areas such as paint application, timber staining, wallpapering or conventional spray painting.
||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Work safely at heights
||Conduct workplace communication
||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
||Plan and organise work
||Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
||Remove and replace doors and door and window components
||Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
||Prepare existing coated surface for painting
||Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
||Handle and store painting and decorating materials
||Apply paint by brush and roller
||Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
||Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
||Apply paint by spray
||Match specific paint colours
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Apply stains and clear timber finishes
||Apply protective paint coating systems
||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
||Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
||Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
||Apply decorative paint finishes
||Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
||Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
||Remove and apply wallpaper
||Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Calculate costs of construction work
| Code || Name |
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCCM2012||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCPB3026||Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems|
|CPCCPD2013||Remove and replace doors and door and window components|
|CPCCPD2012||Use painting and decorating tools and equipment|
|CPCCPD3021||Prepare existing coated surface for painting|
|CPCCPD3035||Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting|
|CPCCPD2011||Handle and store painting and decorating materials|
|CPCCPD3022||Apply paint by brush and roller|
|CPCCPD3036||Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry|
|CPCCPD3031||Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry|
|CPCCPD3024||Apply paint by spray|
|CPCCPD3025||Match specific paint colours|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCPD3026||Apply stains and clear timber finishes|
|CPCCPD3030||Apply protective paint coating systems|
|CPCCCM2008||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCCM3001||Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres|
|CPCCPD3023||Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray|
|CPCCPD3028||Apply decorative paint finishes|
|CPCCPD3034||Apply advanced decorative paint finishes|
|CPCCPD3029||Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings|
|CPCCPD3027||Remove and apply wallpaper|
|CPCCSP3003||Apply trowelled texture coat finishes|
|CPCCOM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCCCM3005||Calculate costs of construction work|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Holmesglen requires all learners to be engaged in a painting and decorating apprenticeship. You must be signed up as an apprentice with your chosen employer and have an Epsilon number stating Holmesglen is your selected training provider.
Learners must be at least 16 years of age when enrolling in the program.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion you will receive the CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
1300 639 888
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$2,730|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession