CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

We deliver the nationally recognised CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Painter and decorator.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Apprentices completing CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating will undertake three to  four years of competency based training. Individual training plans are developed based on both the apprentice and employer’s needs. Specific training sessions are arranged in consultation and cooperation with the apprentice’s employer.

The qualification has compulsory requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work, which can be chosen by the apprentice and employer.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers this requirement.

Building Skills Centre has a number of trainers and assessors, qualified in particular disciplines and trades. Each apprentice will have the benefit of receiving training from two or three Building Skills Centre trainers throughout the duration of their apprenticeship training.

29 units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

  • 26 core units
  • 3 elective units

Compulsory units

CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012Work 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
CPCCPB3026Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011Handle and store painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013Remove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021Prepare existing coated surface for painting
CPCCPD3022Apply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024Apply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025Match specific paint colours
CPCCPD3026Apply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027Remove and apply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028Apply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3030Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3031Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
CPCCPD3035Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3036Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Elective units

CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCSP3003Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
MSFGG2011 Glaze and reglaze residential windows and doors