CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting & 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 qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.

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.


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.


Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 27 units of competency:
  • 23 core units
  • 4 elective units.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.
Enrolment options

We currently offer this qualification as RPL assessment only with a maximum duration of 3 months. Once you have decided to go ahead with the course return your completed enrolment form and ensure the commencement payment for your course has been made. (Please see the payment form for details).  When this is received at our office (email/fax/post), Building Industry Training will provide you with the necessary documents/learning resources/assessments and the details of your trainer so you can begin your studies.


Fees charges and refunds

Course costs and payment options are attached on the payment form.  Refunds will not be issued to students due to change of mind once the training/assessment process has commenced


Commencement requirements

Individuals undertaking RPL assessments for this qualification will have 4 years’ experience as a minimum in the construction industry.         


Pathways Information

This qualification is just one of the requirements for an individual to obtain a licence with their states regulatory body.  Please consult with your local authority to ensure you are eligible and meet other criteria prior to commencing studies with Building Industry Training. After the completion of this qualification it is recommended that the student undertake an Approved Managerial Course for Trade Contractors or Certificate IV in Building and Construction.


This qualification contains the following units:


CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS   requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1012A Work   effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and   organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct   workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out   measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret   plans and specifications
CPCCCM2003B Calculate   and cost construction work
CPCCCM2010B Work safely   at heights
CPCCCM3001C Operate   elevated work platforms
CPCCCM2008B Erect and   dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain   trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011A Handle   painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012A Use painting   and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013A Remove and   replace doors, door and window components
CPCCPD3021A Prepare   surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint   by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023A Apply   texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024A Apply paint   by spray
CPCCPD3025A Match   specified paint colour
CPCCPD3026A Apply stains   and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027A Apply   wallpaper
CPCCPD3028A Apply   decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031A Implement   safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
Electives (4 required)
CPCCPD3030A Apply   protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3032A Apply   advanced wallpaper techniques
CPCCPD3034A Apply   advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003A Apply   trowelled texture coat finishes


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