CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

92 Weeks


RTO Code : 40298

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Unveil the comprehensive realm of painting and decorating insider knowledge through our immersive course at Salford College. Our hands-on approach and top-notch CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating ensures participants acquire all the essential skills needed for proficiency in both residential and commercial project executions. Beyond technical skills, students will learn the critical aspects of safety and business operations within this industry.

Completing the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is mandatory before engaging in construction work. The accomplishment of CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

Successful completion of our program opens pathways for graduates to pursue lucrative roles as Painter and Decorator professionals.

It’s important to note that licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements for painting and decorating roles may differ across various States and Territories. We recommend consulting the pertinent regulatory body for specific guidelines tailored to your location. 


This qualification will be delivered over 92 weeks, including 78 weeks of training and assessment and 14 weeks of holidays.

Study Mode and Assessment Methods

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated workshops. Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practical based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

Entry Requirements

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Tuition Fee – $36000

Non – Tuition Fee comes to $1950 and the details are given below:

Application Fee – $349

Material Fee – $1600

Estimated Total Fee – $37950

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Course Template Form - International
  1. Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)
  2. All students need to fulfil the GTE (genuine temporary entrant) requirements listed on DHA website and Salford College website
  3. All LLN testing is done via teams or face to face interview with College Authorities or an authorised Agent of the College


Students may enter CPC30620 Certificate III in painting and decorating with limited or no vocational experience.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of building and construction qualifications like Certificate IV in Building and Construction CPC40120 or higher.

Career opportunities, include:

  • Painter and decorator

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Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer

Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees.

Course Structure

There are 29 units in this qualification out of which 26 are core units and 3 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace.

CodeTitleCore or Elective
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industryCore
CPCCOM1012Wok effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCore
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise workCore
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communicationCore
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculationsCore
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction workCore
CPCCOM2001*Read and interpret plans and specificationsCore
CPCCPD2011*Handle and store painting and decorating materialsCore
CPCCPD3035*Prepare uncoated surfaces for paintingCore
CPCCPD3036*Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industryCore
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCore
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metersCore
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heightsCore
CPCCPB3026*Erect and maintain trestle and plan systemsCore
CPCCPD2012*Use painting and decorating tools and equipmentCore
CPCCPD2013*Remove and replace doors and doors and window componentsCore
CPCCPD3021*Prepare existing coated surface for paintingCore
CPCCPD3022*Apply paint by brush and rollerCore
CPCCPD3023*Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller, and sprayCore
CPCCPD3024*Apply paint by sprayCore
CPCCPD3025*Match specific paint coloursCore
CPCCPD3028*Apply decorative paint finishesCore
CPCCPD3026*Apply strains and clear timber finishesCore
CPCCPD3027*Remove and apply wallpaperCore
CPCCPD3030*Apply protective paint coating systemsCore
CPCCPD3031*Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industryCore
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industryElective
BSBESB301Investigate Business OpportunitiesElective
CPCCPD3029Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatingsElective
There is a Pre-requisite requirement for units marked with * Unit
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
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