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MSM30216 Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

National ID MSM30216 State ID BAN7
Master the art of metal protection 

Gain the skills to apply metal protective coating and prepare surfaces across a wide range of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships. 

Students learn in fully-equipped, specialised facilities at the Carlisle campus, gaining practical and industry-relevant skills. 



When Continuous enrolment.

Study Mode Traineeship.

Are you looking for recognition of your metal protection skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application your skills and experience in the manufacturing and mechanical industries will be recognised.

Perform a wide range of protective coating application and surface preparations that occur across a variety of infrastructure, heavy industry and ships. The protective coatings may be liquid or solid and the surfaces being prepared are typically metal.

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Carlisle Campus is WA's major centre for automotive and panel beating studies. Automotive apprentices and pre-apprentices enjoy state of the art facilities, including new vehicles, specialised repair and diagnostic equipment, fully equipped spray painting ovens, specialised workrooms and workshops. This excellent training program is highly competitive.


  • using hand and power tools 
  • preparing surfaces 
  • blast cleaning 
  • treating corrosion 
  • applying protective coatings and
  • workplace safety and health

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All year round


When All year round
How Traineeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 


National ID Unit title
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity
MEM15002A Apply quality systems
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200 Work safely
National ID Unit title
MEM07001B Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
MEM08002C Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
MEM08011B Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
MEM08012B Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)
MEM08013B Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced)
MEM08014B Apply protective coatings (basic)
MEM08015B Apply protective coatings (advanced)
MEM08016B Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling
MEM12001B Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM15004B Perform inspection
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMOPS301 Treat corrosion
MSMPER200 Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
PMBPROD248 Prepare surfaces for coating
RIIRIS201E Conduct local risk control

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