Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting & Decoration via our RTO partners.
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
Whether you’re a contractor, business owner, or interior decorator, Certificate III in Painting and Decorating – CPC30620 will make you a qualified painter. It ensures that you have all the practical skills you’ll need for a successful career in residential, commercial or industrial painting and decorating. You’ll prove that you know specialised painting work, such as how to create unique texture effects, apply wallpaper and ornamental finishing touches, match colours, and safely manage lead paint and asbestos. With this qualification, you’ll be able to work on projects independently.
This certificate requires an adaptable, practical approach. Whether you’re starting out as a painter, or need a formal qualification for your years of experience, the skills you’ve gained on-site or in industry-standard facilities will get recognised. Work around your schedule and upskill yourself today!
The Certficate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620) qualification and trade skills recognition and prior learning program is available to local painters with extensive experience, or local students who have only completed partial studies.
A fast-track program is available to migrants who wish to convert their overseas qualifications into an Australian recognised certificate. As such an applicant you must demonstrate that you have the required understanding of Australian requirements and standards. Once qualified, you may apply for a painting contractor’s licence.
To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.
Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
With a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620) you’ll be able to apply for employment in a variety of fields including painting contractors and decorators.
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Australian Institute of Accreditation Pty Ltd RTO: 45009
Delacroy Training RTO: 32267
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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.
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