Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship)

Course Code
Course Type
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Painting and Decorating Department
Course Location
Yallourn; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014
  • On demand

Yallourn Campus
Davin Nicholas

Phone: (03) 5127 0229
Email: davinn@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Fulham Campus
Peter Hawkins
Phone: (03) 5142 2478
Email: p.hawkins@federationtraining.edu.au

Bairnsdale Campus
Peter Ammitzboll
Phone: (03) 5150 4285
Email: p.ammitzboll@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

In this course you'll learn both theoretical and practical aspects of painting and decorating enabling you to complete your apprenticeship and attain trade accreditation.

This course will develop your skills in painting, wall papering, wood graining, marbling, spray painting and stenciling.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Painter and Decorator
  • Sign Writer
  • Visual Merchandiser

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice or trainee in the Painting and Decorating industry and have a valid contract of training in place.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is competency based and includes practical tasks and written assignments.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OH&S requirements, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry
CPCCPB3026A 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 basic decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3032A Apply advanced wallpaper techniques
CPCCPD3034A Apply advanced decorative paint finishes

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information

Completing your apprenticeship through GippsTAFE gives you access to great teachers and industry relevant training.