Painting and Decorating is known as the finishing trade of the building industry. It encompasses areas such as internal and external painting and decorating on a variety of surfaces, and includes the decoration of new and existing homes, hospitals, shops, hotels and buildings of historical significance. Signcrafters use a variety of materials and techniques such as painting, computer graphics, vinyl, wood, foam, plastic, glass, gold leaf and engraving to provide eye catching designs.
Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-apprenticeship)
Gain the skills to work in the building industry and become an apprentice painter and decorator.
Want to put some colour into your career and start the journey to becoming a professional skilled Painter in the Construction industry?
Take the first step with this pre-apprenticeship course, which will set you up with the skills you need to start an Apprenticeship with an employer.
Be guided and inspired by our team of lecturers who are industry experts as you learn the tricks of the trade step-by-step, including how to interpret plans, the importance of preparing surfaces, measuring and calculating the right number of materials for the job, working safely and mastering painting techniques to create the perfect finish.
The career of a Painter brings job variety, and you can work in a diverse range of locations both indoors and outdoors; you might decorate new or established homes, restore buildings of historical importance, or work at commercial settings including hospitals, shops, offices or hotels.
Painting and Decorating is known as a finishing trade, and through your work you can harness your creativity and leave a lasting impression on a building or home.
Learn basic prep and hand skills in this entry-level course, then roll into your new career and get workforce ready to start an Apprenticeship.
Course in Painters Registration
This course allows tradespersons and learners to demonstrate essential knowledge and skills to establish estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. The knowledge of physical resources and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour, application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals processes is essential in enabling the learner to identify business and administrative requirements of a painting contractor wishing to commence their own business. The course also provides students who do not hold any formal qualifications in painting and decorating with the ability to demonstrate essential knowledge and skills in surface preparation and coating systems, knowledge of colour theory and wallpapering techniques.
The course is made up of 4 units:
- BSBSMB401 AUL08 Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of Small Business (CBT)
- CPCCBC4004A W9241 Identify and Produce Estimated Costs for Building and Construction Projects (CBT)
- CPCCPD3021A D7385 Prepare Surfaces for Painting (CBT)
- 82985 PRB Colour and Wallpapering (CBT)
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business. It applies to individuals operating a small business who use analytical skills to interpret legislation and regulations and develop procedures to manage compliance.
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish the estimated costs associated with the acquisition of materials and labour on building and construction sites, together with the application of relevant overhead costs and margins. Knowledge of physical resource and supplier identification, assessment of the availability of and requirements for skilled labour and application of appropriate codes, regulations and approvals gaining processes is essential.
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to restore, repair and prepare different material surfaces for the application of paint. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of new or uncoated surfaces, preparation of previously coated surfaces, preparation of previously wallpapered surfaces for painting and completion of clean-up activities.
82985 PRB colour and wallpapering
This module specifies the outcomes required to colour-match new and existing painting finishes and apply wallpaper to walls of different materials to form a protective and decorative finish.
Completion of all four units from the Course in Painters Registration will satisfy requirements for licensing. Applicants should review the requirements for Painters Registration on the DMIRS website to ensure that they enrol into the correct units.
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
Bring buildings to life with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and launch your certified trade career as a painter or decorator today.
Do you want to apply the finishing touches and colours to bring buildings to life?
When you complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating you will be ready for a certified trade career as a painter and decorator.
Learn in specialised facilities
South Metropolitan TAFE's Thornlie Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.
90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.
Work Safety in Construction Skill Set
Get ready for a safe construction career.
Learn the skills to prepare for a career in construction and pick up your White Card along the way.
This skill set will give you an introduction to working in construction, teaching you safety and accuracy in planning for, setting up and beginning a construction project. You will learn to use tools and equipment safely and the rules and procedures for safe work on site, plus you will work on a construction project, ready to add to your portfolio.
This course is ideal as a start to a building and construction pathway, building the basic safety skills for wet trades, plumbing, carpentry and joinery.