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Get qualified in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work with this course. Learn a range of decorating skills including, how to handle painting and decorating materials, use painting and decorating tools and equipment, remove and replace doors and door and window furniture and match specified paint colours. Course details

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Cairns, Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Cairns Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Workplace
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Townsville Trade Training Centre Any time Workplace/TAFE
Any time Workplace
Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is usually through an indenture as a trainee or via RPL. There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to year 10 are recommended.  A numeracy and literacy assessment will be conducted to identify any areas a student may require learning support.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Safety boots
  • Pen
  • Notepad


Block training, full time 5 days per week per block, 8.30am - 4.30pm.


Students need to successfully complete 27 units; consisting of 23 core and 4 elective units.

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms Core
CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems Core
CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials Core
CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment Core
CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components Core
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting Core
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller Core
CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray Core
CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray Core
CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour Core
CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes Core
CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper Core
CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes Core
CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry Core
CPCCPD3014A Apply advanced decorative paint finishes Elective
LMFGG2008A Glaze/reglaze residential windows and doors Elective
CPCCPD3010A Apply protective paint coating systems Elective
CPCCPD3009A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings Elective
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

CSQ Funding may be available.  Enrolled students must complete a minimum of two units of gap training and must be able to use RPL for 80% of the qualification.  Conditions apply.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Job prospects

  • Painting Trades Worker
  • Painter and Decorator

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 11 February 2018

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