CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating


This course is subsidised by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ).
Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.
Eligible participants under this program:

(a) must be:

  1. an Existing Worker in the Building and Construction Industry; and
  2. an Eligible Worker or
  3. Career seekers who hold previous experience in the Building and Construction Industry; and

(b) must be:

  1. an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  2. a permanent resident of Australia; or
  3. a holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa; and

(c) must:

  1. permanently reside in Queensland; or
  2. be permanently employed in Queensland; and

(d) must not be:

  1. an employee of any Authority (excluding employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor); or
  2. an apprentice or trainee; or
  3. currently enrolled and participating in a school program; or
  4. a contracted trainer and assessor or an existing worker of any RTO; or
  5. already funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program; or
  6. previously been funded under this program in the same program contract period.
  7. other individuals that do not meet Participant Eligibility



This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields 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.

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Core Units

  • CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
  • CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
  • CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials
  • CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting
  • CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller
  • CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray
  • CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour
  • CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper
  • CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes
  • CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

Elective Units

  • CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
  • CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems
  • CPCCPD3032A Apply advanced wallpaper techniques
  • CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes


12 Months
Please contact Admin Staff for more information at 1300 GO SITS (1300 467 487).

Mode of Delivery

• RPL and gap training
• Self-paced reading


QLD: Gold Coast, Greater Brisbane and Sunshine Coast


Skills Assessment and GAP Training – General Construction fee for this course is $300

Queensland Funding and Fee For Service is Available.


Certificate III in Painting and Decorating