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.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work with all manner of painting and decorating materials, prepare and protect surfaces, colour match, interpret plans, and apply Work Health and Safety requirements.
From wallpapering feature walls to working at heights, the job always keeps you interested.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
This course is available as an apprenticeship.
Entrance requirements for apprenticeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.
Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:
- Earn a wage while you train
- Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
- Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
- Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path
- When you complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating you will be ready for a certified trade career as a painter and decorator.
For information about jobs and pathways, please see //joboutlook.gov.au/
Further study opportunities:
- Further study options include the Course in Painters' Registration and Certificate IV in Building and Construction.
Delivery location, important dates and study options
All year roundThornlie - Classroom-Apprenticeship
Fees and charges
|When||All year round|
Indicative fees and charges
Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Priori Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are:
- Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives
- Based on full time study in 2019
- Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students
- Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills
- Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees.
Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply.
Visit our Fees and payment options page for more information.
Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying.
VET Student Loans
Selected courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses.
A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.
To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.
Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only.
Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency.
For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website.
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Fees for apprenticeships and traineeships are charged at a rate per nominal hour of study.
This means that your fees will vary depending on the units you study as part of your training plan.
Apprentices and trainees are liable to pay for their own fees but some industrial agreements (awards) dictate that employers are required to reimburse their apprentice upon receipt of satisfactory progress. An employer may also opt to pay on behalf of the apprentice or trainee.
For more information visit our Apprenticeships and traineeships page.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study.
No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee lists for an indicative RPL course fee.
|National ID||Unit Title|
|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|
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|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|
|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|
|CPCCPD3028A||Apply decorative paint finishes|
|CPCCPD3031A||Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry|
|CPCCCM2003B||Calculate and cost construction work|
|CPCCCM2010B||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCM3001C||Operate elevated work platforms|
|National ID||Unit Title|
|CPCCPD3029A||Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings|
|CPCCPD3030B||Apply protective paint coating systems|
|CPCCPD3032A||Apply advanced wallpaper techniques|
|CPCCPD3034A||Apply advanced decorative paint finishes|