CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course Description

Course Code and Name:
CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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

Funding (Recognition of Prior Learning):
Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding subsidies may be available to eligible Queensland students for this course valued at up to $4,375. If you are approved for funding, the course fee payable by you will be $250. 

Packaging Rules:
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 27 units of competency. This is comprised of 23 core units and 4 elective units.

A maximum of two of the four required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

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.

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



Core Units

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
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platforms
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 and door and window components
CPCCPD3021A - Prepare surfaces for painting
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
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


Elective Units

CPCCPD3029A - Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCPD3030B - Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3032A - Apply advanced wallpaper techniques
CPCCPD3033A - Apply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034A - Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003A - Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business finances
LMFGG2008B - Glaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors


Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, information and non-formal 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 Education, Training and Employment 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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