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Painting Trade Licence Queensland

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    Anyone who wishes to undertake any painting work valued at more than $3,300 including materials and labour, must have a painters licence.
    The Queensland Building and Construction Commission or QBCC issues painters licences, which are also known as trade contractor licences under the painting and decorating class, which has three licence grades:
    Site Supervisor for individuals working as employees of licensed contractors. Nominee Supervisor for individuals supervising work on behalf of a company. Trade Contractor is the full licence.


    The required qualifications for a painting and decorating licence in Queensland include any one of the following:

    • Painting and decorating apprenticeship with additional competency unit in trowelled texture coat finishes (CPCCCSP3003A)
    • CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating or equivalent
    • An equivalent RPL certificate of recognition
    • A statement of attainment for the required competencies

    How to Apply

    Follow these simple steps to apply for your painting and decorating licence in Queensland:

    • Download and complete the Trade Contractor’s Licence Application Form, providing information regarding your technical qualifications, proof of identity, and financial information.
    • Submit the completed application along with supporting documents, such as CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating or equivalent recognition certificate and your licence fee in person or by mail to your nearest QBCC office.

    If you don’t have a CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating or any equivalent recognition certificate, you could still apply for a licence if you have completed an apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could obtain an equivalent qualification through recognition of prior learning.

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      call 1300 535 922 and one of our trades specialists will help you get qualified

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