CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating


CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course Description

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

Mode of Delivery

The course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom, online structured training and incorporates a simulated workplace environment and access to fully equipped training facilities at our campus. Flexible delivery is utilised at Valley International College. The various manners in which training and assessments are delivered cater to wider group of students. All units are delivered as stand-alone units’ delivery.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course as per training.gov.au.
However, Valley international College’s selection criteria is as follows:

  • Must be over the age of 18 or turning 18 years of age prior to commencement of their study
  • Must have their own laptop and appropriate software.
  • Must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 12 or higher.
  • Either a minimum IELTS* (Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course.
  • Valley International College will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English Language tests – TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English Advanced (CAE).
  • English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia. Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States.
    • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.
    • Pre-entry Oxford Placement Test of result no less than B2 with no category lower than B1.

Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) on the orientation day to assist Valley International College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with Valley International College.

Career Outcome

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Painter and Decorator

Course Structure


  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
  • CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work
  • CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights
  • 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 door 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


  • CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPCCPD3036* Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
  • BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
  • BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business venture
    CPCCPD3029* Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings

Tuition Fee : $22,000
Resource Fee : $2000
Enrolment Fee : $500
Total Fee : $24,500

*Please contact the Administration staff for current scholarships and promotions.

Course Duration

94 Weeks (Including Holidays)

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

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