CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course Overview

  • Qualification Code and Name

    CPC30611 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

  • Duration

    up to 52 weeks with term break of 5 weeks

  • Fee

    AUD 5000.00 (includes tuition fees of $4750 and application fees of $250.00)

    Note:SIA does not accept more than AUD 1,500 at one given time in advance. If fee is more than AUD 1,500, SIA will provide with easy payment arrangements.

  • Delivery Mode

    Blended Delivery (RPL and gap training along with Self-directed learning)

  • Qualification Description

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

    Occupational titles may include:

    • Painter and decorator.

    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.

  • Target Clients


    Domestic students who are:

    • Existing Workers in the painting trade.


    Learners with experience in the relevant industry or education can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. Please refer to ‘RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND CREDIT TRANSFER’ section or contact us.

  • Course Units
    Pre-Requisite Unit
    CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the construction Industry
    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
  • Study Load

    Study Load:

    In case of gap training identified, Training and assessment will be conducted 20 hours per week at the student’s workplace and students are expected to spend the allocated SDL hours for each unit.

    Please speak to your trainer/assessor for further information.

  • Delivery Location

    Training and assessment will be conducted by Sherwood Institute of Australia (SIA) at students’ own workplace. SIA expects the full cooperation of the workplace management staff during the course delivery at the workplace.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

    However, Sherwood Institute has got its own admission requirements:

    • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
    • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
    • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Pathways

    Employment Pathway

    Students who complete this course can expect to gain with the skills and knowledge to be in a possible career path that includes Painter and Decorator or Self-employed contractor.

    Occupational titles may include:

    • Painter and decorator

    Pathway from The Qualification

    On successful completion of this course the learners are going to be awarded CPC30611 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating, which is a nationally recognised qualification.

    Certificate IV CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)
    Diploma CPC50210 – Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)
    Advanced Diploma CPC60212 – Advanced Diploma of Building & Construction (Management)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf)

    Credit Transfer

    Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf)

    You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.