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CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Course Overview

APTC delivers quality Painting training to suit industry needs. The CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is designed to offer students the opportunity to further their skills and experience within the construction industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to use their skills to estimate, prepare and use painting and decorating tools and equipment to apply paint, clear and timber finishes, texture coatings, wallpaper, special finishes, and other coatings to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces and more.

Possible career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Painter and decorator
  • Painting trades worker

Graduates of this course will receive an internationally recognised Australian Qualification issued through TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).


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Course Delivery

Location: Fiji

Duration: Course duration is 22 weeks full time including one-week mid semester break. Students will attend classes for a minimum of 5 days per week. Additional out-of-hours study time will be required.

Delivery Mode: Face to face. Training will be delivered in English and incorporates language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support. 

Course Fees: The course fee is FJD2,900. The fee includes personal protective equipment, stationery and uniform. The Australian Government subsidises the cost of the course including materials and consumables.

Course fees are subject to change without prior notification. View current fees


Entry Requirements

  • Citizen of a Pacific Island Forum country
  • Have significant prior industry experience (more than one year) in the area in which they wish to train or have a local qualification and limited relevant industry experience (up to one year) in the area in which they wish to train
  • Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Vocational Knowledge Assessment

Applicants may apply for recognition of prior learning.

* Courses offered, course dates and fees may vary depending upon student and industry demand.

Course Content

The CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating will cover the following units of competency:

Unit Code

Unit Title
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCPD2012AUse painting and decorating tools and equipment


Work safely at heights
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCPD2011AHandle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2013ARemove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021APrepare surfaces for painting

Apply paint by brush and roller

CPCCPD3024AApply paint by spray


Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3026AApply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2003BCalculate and cost construction work
CPCCPD3025AMatch specified paint colour
CPCCPD3028AApply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3027AApply wallpaper
CPCCPD3031AImplement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
CPCCPD3029ARemove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCPD3030BApply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3033AApply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034AApply advanced decorative paint finishes

Bold Font indicates core units; Standard font indicates electives - 23 core plus 4 electives units

* Please note; elective units of competency may vary from campus to campus depending on local industry needs.


APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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