• Course Code
  • 22338VIC
  • Course Type
  • Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 18 weeks (4 days per week)
  • Starting Date
  • February and July 2019
  • Location
  • Yallourn
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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship provides learners with the basic skills in the painting and decorating industry. This course will give you the skills you need for entry-level employment as a painter and decorator. You'll get experience across a range of activities such as using power tools, preparing surfaces, spray painting and paper hanging. It's also a stepping stone to gaining an apprenticeship and trade accreditation which will give you even more career choices.

Learners will also partake in communication, teamwork, planning and organisational skills and self management in preparation for employment.

This qualification is designed to provide a head start on finding employment or an apprenticeship in the painting and decorating industry.


4 days per week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.00am to 4.30pm.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Painting and Decorating) (Pre-apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Typical learners who undertake the Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship include:

  • school leavers aiming to enter the painting and decorating trades within the construction industry
  • secondary student completing a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Victorian Education and Training (VET) VCE VET program which contributes to the VCE or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) commonly undertaken in years 10, 11 or 12
  • early school leavers working in labouring roles looking for an apprenticeship or opportunity to up skill
  • career changers wanting to experience a trade within the painting industry.

Opportunities for Further Study

CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (Apprenticeship)

Further Information

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age: 15 years of age
  • Must complete LLN assessment


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

  • Work boots
  • Industry appropriate clothing
  • Pens and pencils

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Apply basic wallpaper


Develop basic protective metal coating skills


Develop basic timber staining and clear finishing skills


Develop basic paint application techniques


Mix basic paint colours


Apply basic surface preparation skills for painting and decorating


Identify and handle painting and decorating tools and equipment


Apply basic spray painting application skills


Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings


Erect and safely use working platforms


Prepare for work in the building and construction industry


Apply basic levelling procedures


Provide basic emergency life support


Prepare to work safely in the construction industry


Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry


Carry Out Measurements And Calculations


Conduct Workplace Communication


Work Effectively And Sustainably In The Construction Industry


Assessment is competency based and includes practical demonstrations, problem solving, online quizzes, and completion of workbooks.

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