CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.
Occupational titles may include:
- Painter and Decorator.
Licensing, legislative and regulatory or certification requirements for painting and decorating work differ between States and Territories. Please consult with the relevant regulatory authority.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:
- 29 units of competency:
- 26 core units
- 3 elective units.
Elective units of competency can be selected as follows:
- 3 from the listed electives
- 2 from listed electives and 1 from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome and supports the AQF level of this qualification.
Prerequisite units of competency
An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit/s must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
Work safely at heights
Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
Calculate costs of construction work
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
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
Handle and store painting and decorating materials
Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
Remove and replace doors and door and window components
Prepare existing coated surface for painting
Apply paint by brush and roller
Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
Apply paint by spray
Match specific paint colours
Apply stains and clear timber finishes
Remove and apply wallpaper
Apply decorative paint finishes
Apply protective paint coating systems
Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Investigate business opportunities
Organise finances for new business venture
Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
Apply advanced wall coverings
Apply intumescent coatings
Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces