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Gain trade qualifications in painting and decorating

Our Certificate III will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work as a painter and decorator in the building and home renovation sector. To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in a related trade area. You’ll learn how to apply paint, clear and timber finishes, texture coatings, wallpaper, special finishes and other coatings, as well as how to prepare surfaces such as plaster-board, masonry (concrete) and timber. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years / Varies

Course details

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Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self-proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Varies Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program as an apprentice students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and be signed up into an apprenticeship.

  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.
  • This course has additional entry requirements if you wish to take advantage of the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) funding option.  You must be currently working or have previous experience in the Construction Industry (provide evidence) as well as meet all other subsidy eligibility.  Please request a CSQ Declaration form from Customer Service to apply for this funding.

Apprentices may be eligible for partial recognition of prior learning if they can demonstrate experience in the trade. Please discuss this with the TAFE representative who completes your apprenticeship induction site visit.

Non-apprentices may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in full.

• Do you have industry experience that you would like recognised?
• Prior to enrolment we are able to assess your skills via Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
• If you have completed an accredited program through another training provider you may be eligible to receive a Credit Transfer.
• If you have relevant industry experience you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
• For further information please email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

This program is available under Recognition of Prior Learning at a Fee for Service price if you are ineligible for SAGT funding.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is an Approved Provider with the NSW State Training Services, and we offer interstate training services for NSW employers and apprentices. To view services offered to NSW clients please visit https://www.training.nsw.gov.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

There will be an additional cost for text books.

Timetable

Delivery is held over 4 years (TAFE training completed after 3 years) at Ashmore using a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance.

Many TAFE Queensland Gold Coast apprenticeships now offer the option of more on-the-job training and therefore less time spent attending TAFE. Wherever this is the case a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Trainer is assigned to attend your workplace to deliver training and assess your skills and knowledge.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has structured training for various course competencies that are not practised regularly in the workplace so many employers may still choose to send their apprentice to TAFE to learn those skills, however, this is done by negotiation between the employer and the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Trainer.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Relevant documents:

Units

To achieve a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating 27 units must be completed; 23 core and 4 elective units.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour Core
CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes Core
CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray Core
CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray Core
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller Core
CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper Core
CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes Core
CPCCSP3003A Apply trowelled texture coat finishes Elective
TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances Elective
CPCCPD3030A Apply protective paint coating systems Elective
CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings Elective
CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry Core
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting Core
CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components Core
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCCCM2003A Calculate and cost construction work Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCCM2008A Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials Core
CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment Core
CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship participants will be trade qualified as a Painter and Decorator.

By undertaking further study, such as a Certificate IV or Diploma in building, graduates could advance to other positions in the building industry, including Foreperson or Supervisor, Building Surveyor / Inspector, Sub-contractor or Registered Builder.

Job prospects

  • Painter and Decorator

Anthony Slavic

Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching

As a self-proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!

Anthony Slavic
Certificate III in Carpentry

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 7 July 2017

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