CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course Description

Course Code and Name:
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

Course Structure
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 29 units of competency. This is comprised of 26 core units and 3 elective units.

A maximum of one of the three required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any current training package or accredited course as long as it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome, maintains the integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and does not duplicate the outcome of another unit used to achieve this qualification.

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2012 Work 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

CPCCPB3026 Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

CPCCPD2011 Handle and store painting and decorating materials

CPCCPD2012 Use painting and decorating tools and equipment

CPCCPD2013 Remove and replace doors and door and window components

CPCCPD3021 Prepare existing coated surface for painting

CPCCPD3022 Apply paint by brush and roller

CPCCPD3023 Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

CPCCPD3024 Apply paint by spray

CPCCPD3025 Match specific paint colours

CPCCPD3026 Apply stains and clear timber finishes

CPCCPD3027 Remove and apply wallpaper

CPCCPD3028 Apply decorative paint finishes

CPCCPD3030 Apply protective paint coating systems

CPCCPD3031 Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry

CPCCPD3035 Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting

CPCCPD3036 Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry

CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Elective Units

BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities

BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business venture

CPCCPD3029 Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings

CPCCPD3032 Apply advanced wall coverings

CPCCPD3033 Apply intumescent coatings

CPCCPD3034 Apply advanced decorative paint finishes

CPCCSP3003 Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces


CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training Funding (Recognition of Prior Learning and Gap Training)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding subsidies may be available to eligible Queensland workers for skills assessment and up to 10 units of gap training, valued at up to $5,500. A minimum of 2 Gap Training units applies. Participants must be able to demonstrate RPL experience in a minimum of 70% of the units of competencies required to complete this qualification, and of these units have no more than 50% Credit Transfer.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and life learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in the painting and decorating industry is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

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Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.

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