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Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?
When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice painter and decorator.
Gain these skills:
- painting techniques
- interpreting plans
- preparing surfaces
- calculating the right amount of materials for the job
- working with scaffolding safely at heights and
- workplace health and safety
Painting and decorating is known as the finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.
Learn in specialised facilities
South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie and Mandurah Campuses offer first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
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Attendance in class
You will need to attend approximately 250 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 19 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
125 hours of work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you. This will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite 1-2 days per week during the program or in a block of weeks at the end of the program depending on the host employer and availability.
Uniforms and workwear requirements: Full PPE is required for the work placement (Hi-vis drill shirt and trousers, approved safety boots). Must have Construction White Card to enter any construction worksite. This accreditation will be achieved in the course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- PPE/Uniform – steel cap boots (no volleys permitted) and a T-shirt (singlets and thongs are not permissible).
Participants will be required to work with different types of paints and solvents which may cause health issues for people with sensitive skin, allergies or respiratory issues. Personal protective equipment is available for use during the course.
One of the units of this course will be to obtain a white card which is a requirement to work onsite in the construction industry.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
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