CPC30620- Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
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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.

    Entry Requirement

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    Packaging Rules

  • 29 units of competency:
  • 26 core units
  • 3 elective units
  • Elective units of competency can be selected as follows

  • 3 from the listed electives
  • OR

  • 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. Check the unit of competency for information on specific prerequisite requirements. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

    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 – Plan and organise work

    CPCCOM1013 – Calculate and cost construction 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 specified paint colour

    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 of Competency

    Elective units for this course are as follows:

    BSBESB301 - Investigate business opportunities

    BSBESB303 - Organise finances for new business venture

    CPCCPD3029* – Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

    CPCCPD3032* – Apply advanced wall coverings

    CPCCPD3033* – Apply intumescent coatings

    CPCCPD3034* - Apply advanced decorative paint finishes

    CPCCSP3003A – Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

    MSFID4016 - Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces


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