CPC30620 -Certificate III in Painting and Decorating


Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (107284E) 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.

CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (107284E) 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

104 weeks (80 Weeks study + 24 weeks holidays). Students are required to attend a minimum 20 scheduled course contact hours per week./p>

Various intake and start dates available. Contact us info@apsley.nsw.edu.au or call 02 9633 2779 for more information

Training will be conducted face to face on a fulltime basis in a classroom, with simulated work environment. This program is delivered in the classroom and in a workshop.

Assessment methods may include: knowledge questions, projects, written reports, portfolio of work, assignment, case study, self-assessment, observation and role play.

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and rules of evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).

CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (107284E) qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification specified in the training package at the time of publication.

Apsley College has the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Have completed the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test prior to the commencement of the course.

All credit transfer applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a nationally recognised qualification certificate, transcript, and/or a statement of attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code, and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course. For details, please refer to the credit transfer policy and procedure.

This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

Units in CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (107284E) qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in:

Painter and Decorator Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register, it does not imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course. Apsley college does not claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.

Further training pathways from CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (107284E) qualification may lead to any of the following qualifications:

  • CPC40611 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • CPC40408 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Sales)
  • CPC40708 Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Note: Apsley college does not offer the qualifications listed above in possible study pathways.

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Course Structure

Code Title Core or Elective
CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights Core
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres Core
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work Core
CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work Core
CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCPB3026* Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems Core
CPCCPD2011* Handle and store painting and decorating materials Core
CPCCPD2012* Use painting and decorating tools and equipment Core
CPCCPD2013* Remove and replace doors and door and window components Core
CPCCPD3021* Prepare existing coated surface for painting Core
CPCCPD3022* Apply paint by brush and roller Core
CPCCPD3023* Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray Core
CPCCPD3024* Apply paint by spray Core
CPCCPD3025* Match specific paint colours Core
CPCCPD3026* Apply stains and clear timber finishes Core
CPCCPD3027* Remove and apply wallpaper Core
CPCCPD3028* Apply decorative paint finishes Core
CPCCPD3030* Apply protective paint coating systems Core
CPCCPD3031* Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry Core
CPCCPD3035* Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting Core
CPCCPD3036* Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry Core
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities Elective
CPCCPD3029* Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings Elective
BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business venture Elective


Painting and Decorating in Australia

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating course is designed to develop the professional skills of painters and decorators. The course focuses on providing practical training to professionals to grow their knowledge and skills to achieve better outcomes.

License and certification are required to perform painting and decoration jobs in the different states of Australia. At Apsley college, we not only provide a valid certificate to the learners, but we also strive to build essential skills including professionalism, accuracy, adeptness, and competence in professionals.

At Apsley college, we have a proficient team of highly-qualified and experienced educators. Our mentors are dedicated to delivering theoretical and practical knowledge to the learners in an innovative way to make learning fun.

Our Cpc30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating course successfully matches the industry standards, which helps learners to learn the industry norms and grow essential skills to get better projects and work assignments after completing the program.

A safe work approach is essential to create an attractive portfolio. Our program also teaches the security rules to the learners. So, they can follow a secure work technique in order to complete the work assignments to minimize physical injuries and accidental cases.