Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating CPC30620

CRICOS Course Code: 108754E

Duration 92 weeks

Entry requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Completed year 12(HSC or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5.5 IELTS Score Internationally recognized exam result in line with Department of Home Affairs regulations


This qualification will put you on the path to success as a contractor or business owner who specialises in painting and decorating in residential and commercial construction work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.


On successfully completing this course, graduates will receive the nationally recognised

CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating


Face to face classroom, Practical training and assessment in DIC’s Building Barn


On successful completion of the course candidates can seek employment as

Painter and decorator

For overseas students on an Australian student visa, DIC has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.


Students exiting this qualification may choose to progress with further studies by undertaking one or more of the following qualifications:

CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)


CPCCCM2008     Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCPM2012     Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001     Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 meters

CPCCCM3005     Calculate costs of construction work

CPCCPM1012     Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCOM1013    Plan and organize 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 doors 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

CPCCWHS2001   Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCPD3029      Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings

CPCCPD3032      Apply advanced wall coverings

CPCCPD3034      Apply advanced decorative paint finishes


This program will be delivered over a period of 92 weeks 20 hours per week by 74 teaching weeks and 18 weeks of holidays.


Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through professional work experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. All claims for RPL and Credit Transfer should be made upon enrolment in the course and must be received by the Administration within two (2) weeks of the commencement.

Study Mode

Face to face classroom, Practical training and assessment is completed in Workshop.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include the following:

  • Observations
  • Case study
  • Projects
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Role play
  • Quiz
  • Supervised assessment
  • Practical observation


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with Certificate III in Painting and Decorating CPC30620 students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Pathways from the qualification

Study Pathways

After achieving the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating CPC30620

candidates may choose to undertake CPC50220 Diploma of building and Construction (Building)

or other relevant qualifications.

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

Painter and Decorator

Course Fee

Tuition fee: – $20,000

Application fee: – $500 (Non-Refundable)

Resources: – $200 (Text books)

Student Kit: – $500 (Uniform Kit)

  • Eye protection – for example, spectacles/goggles, shields, visors
  • Hearing protection – for example, ear muffs and plugs
  • Hand protection – for example, gloves and barrier creams
  • Foot protection – for example, shoes/boots
  • Head protection – for example, helmets, caps, hoods, hats

Total course cost: – $ 21,200

Overseas Student Health Cover $550 per Annum Approximately

Family Overseas Student Health Cover $5000 per Annum Approximately

2023 Application Form

Student Information Booklet

Total number of Students in this course : 4

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