CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Qualification Description:

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.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 29

• 26 core units, plus

• 3 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

CPCCCM2008* – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2012*- Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work

CPCCOM1012 – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work

CPCCOM1014 – Conduct workplace communication

CPCCOM1015 – Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCOM2001* – Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCCPB3026* – Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

CPCCPD2011* – Handle and store painting and decorating materials

CPCCPD2012* – Use painting and decorating tools and equipment

CPCCPD2013* – Remove and replace doors and door and window components

CPCCPD3021* – Prepare existing coated surface for painting

CPCCPD3022* – Apply paint by brush and roller

CPCCPD3023* – Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

CPCCPD3024* – Apply paint by spray

CPCCPD3025* – Match specific paint colours

CPCCPD3026* – Apply stains and clear timber finishes

CPCCPD3027* – Remove and apply wallpaper

CPCCPD3028* – Apply decorative paint finishes

CPCCPD3030* – Apply protective paint coating systems

CPCCPD3031* – Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry

CPCCPD3035* – Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting

CPCCPD3036* – Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry

CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective Units

BSBESB301 – Investigate business opportunities

BSBESB303 – Organise finances for new business venture

CPCCPD3029* – Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


Once you successfully complete the requirements for this certificate you can continue on to undertake the Certificate IV in Building and Construction CPC40120, or Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40122.

Career Opportunities:

Qualified Painter



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