The nationally accredited Certificate III in Painting and Decorating equips you with the specialist skills to become a trade qualified painter or decorator. You will be in-demand as you learn to transform spaces in industrial, commercial and residential settings and manage painting or decorating projects from plan to delivery.


For more information:


  • CPC30611 Brochure

Course Outcomes:

  • This qualification provides a trade outcome in carpentry, covering work in residential and commercial applications. Job titles for these roles may include carpenter, carpenter and joiner.
  • The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of 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.
  • Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Licensing Requirement

  • No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

Third Parties

  • Australian Training College of Construction has a range of agreements with Third Party Organisations providing recruitment services.

Entry Requirement - 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.

Entry Requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have completed Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Successfully completed the ATCC LLN Test.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be obtained for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or relevant experience obtained in Australia. Australian Training College of Construction recognises qualifications from other Australian providers and offers student Credit Transfer.

Award Qualification and Outcome

  • On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification:
    CPC30611 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

Course Content

  • The CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating requires the completion of 27 units of competency including 23 core units and 4 electives.

Units Of Competency

  • The list below of electives are sample only
National Code Title Core / Elective
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms Core
CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems Core
CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials Core
CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment Core
CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components Core
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting Core
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller Core Core
CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray Core
CPCCPD3024A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour Core
CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes Core
CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper Core
CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes Core
CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry Core
CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings Elective
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems Elective
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective



How can I apply for the course?

  • Contact our Student Support team on 02 8029 0498 for a personalised RPL kit and fee schedule.
  • Collect evidence to support your RPL application.
  • Forward your RPL application form contained in your RPL kit, RPL evidence and payment to ATCC .