CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

We deliver the nationally recognised CPC30611 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 CPC30611 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 CPCCOHS1001A 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.

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

  • 23 core units
  • 4 elective units

Compulsory units

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2003BCalculate and cost construction work
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Painting and decorating preparation field of work

CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011AHandle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012AUse painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013ARemove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021APrepare surfaces for painting

Painting and decorating operations field of work

CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPD3022AApply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023AApply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024AApply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025AMatch specified paint colour
CPCCPD3026AApply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027AApply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028AApply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031AImplement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

Elective units

Specialist painting and decorating field of work

CPCCPD3029ARemove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCPD3030BCPCCPD3030B
CPCCSP3003AApply trowelled texture coat finishes
LMFGG2008BGlaze/reglaze residential windows and doors