Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

#Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

4 years

Duration

Work based

Mode

27

Units / subjects

Various

Employer locations

#Summary

Kick off your painting and decorating career with Hutchies Training. Our graduates are well-rounded and have developed the skills and knowledge to work in residential, commercial and industrial environments.

There are 27 units you are required to complete, which are grouped together as practical tasks that you would typically perform on a live construction site. Through a combination of on-the-job and task based learning, you will gain skills using a range of painting and decorating tools, equipment, and materials. Students also learn the art of matching paint colours. Our online learning management system allows you to study theory elements at times that suit you. By the end of your apprenticeship, you will be able to prepare surfaces and apply paint, wallpaper and other coatings to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces.

#Why Hutchies Training

Australia's largest privately-owned builder

State-of-the-art online learning management system

Hands-on training on live job sites

Supportive, family environment

Flexible delivery options

Industry leading, award winning training

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#The Nitty Gritty

#Who it suits

Our apprenticeships are ideal for anyone who is passionate about building and construction.

From school leavers, to people who have already worked in construction, and those looking for a career change, an apprenticeship through Hutchies Training can help you achieve your dreams. If you are excited about a career in construction and have the confidence and motivation to succeed, a Hutchies apprenticeship could be the course for you.

Employers reap the benefits of apprentices receiving award-winning training. Hutchies Training courses are flexible and streamlined to provide the most effective and efficient delivery, tailored to employer needs. Apprentices gain new skills with maximum time on the job. 

#Delivery

Hutchies Training provides a tailored learning plan that suits the requirements of the job site you are working on — whether it’s a Hutchies project or one of our subcontractors’ jobs.

We provide a combination of online and face-to-face delivery, together with invaluable on-the-job training. The courses are based on the practical tasks you need to be able to do your job. You’ll learn new skills in purpose-built workshops, from qualified trainers who learned their trade in the industry.

#Assessments

Students are assessed by trainers with skills and experience relevant to the training delivered.

We’ll provide you a study and task guide to keep you on track with your training and make sure you’re ready for your practical and theory assessments. Our processes meet the National Assessment Principles and we provide equipment, facilities, and training materials to create a learning environment that help our students succeed. 

#Course Materials

We provide the following course materials via our learning management system:

  • Study and Task Guide
  • Learning Resources
  • Training Record Book

#Requirements

To enrol for an apprenticeship with Hutchies Training, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Queensland resident
  • Completed Year 10
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen

#Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have done previous training — even if it wasn’t in a structured learning environment — or have experience that is relevant to the course, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This is a process that assesses your past learning and experience to see if it might count towards the outcomes of the course.

To apply for RPL, you will need to provide some form of evidence of your previous learning. This can include any of the following:

  • Formal or informal training
  • Units of competency from previous courses or training
  • A competency conversation
  • Accounts of activities you have undertaken
  • Documents that show you have demonstrated the required skills (relevant quotes, accounts, invoices)
  • Third party verifications, references, pay slips, group certificates, etc

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#Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

​Our website is just the first step of your training journey. You’ve probably got some questions — lots of people do.

Check out the list of things that other people ask us, with helpful answers. If you still have questions, get in touch — we’d love to hear from you.

General FAQs

#For students

How is the training delivered?

Training is delivered face-to-face, online, and on the job. It’s based on tasks that you will do as part of your work as a carpenter. Units are grouped together to align with work tasks where possible. Where training and assessment cannot be delivered on a project site, workshops are conducted at our campuses.

Are there any fees?

Students must contribute to their training. The fees vary depending on your circumstances. For more information, visit our fees page and the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website which has details about incentives, costs, and other financial information.

Will I get credit for already completed training?

If you have completed any training previously you may be eligible for a credit transfer for the units completed. You can discuss this with your trainer and assessor. You will be required to provide a certified copies of training transcripts.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, is an acknowledgement of previous learning and skills you have gained that are relevant to the qualification you wish to achieve. The assessment process recognises learning regardless of how, when and where it was acquired, provided it is relevant to the learning outcomes required for the qualification.

How long is the course?

The course usually takes four years to complete.

Can I complete my apprenticeship early?

All apprenticeships are competency-based. This means that how quickly you complete depends on your abilities and how soon your employer and training organisation can provide training and assessment in each of the competencies stated in your training plan.

Who can I ask for help?

Your trainer and assessor are always available to answer your questions and provide advice. There is also information on the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website or you can call their apprenticeship and training hotline on 1300 369 935.

#For employers

How is the training delivered?

Training is task based and delivered face-to-face, online, and on the job. Units are grouped together to align with work tasks where possible. Where training and assessment cannot be delivered on a project site, workshops are conducted at our campuses.

Are there any fees?

Students must contribute to their training. The fees vary depending on your circumstances. For more information, visit our fees page and the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website which has details about incentives, costs, and other financial information.

What are my responsibilities as an employer?

The employer is required to provide — or make arrangements to provide — the facilities, range of work, and supervision to support an apprentice to develop on-the-job knowledge and competence related to the occupational outcome aligned to the apprenticeship. The employer must have qualified person to supervise the apprentice.

Will my apprentice get credit for already completed training?

If the apprentice has completed any previous training, they may be eligible for a credit transfer for the units completed. This will be discussed with the trainer and assessor. The apprentice will be required to provide a certified copies of training transcripts.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, is an acknowledgement of previous learning and skills gained by a student that are relevant to the qualification they wish to achieve. The assessment process recognises learning regardless of how, when and where it was acquired, provided it is relevant to the learning outcomes required for the qualification.

How long is the course?

The course usually takes four years to complete.

Can the apprenticeship be completed early?

All apprenticeships are competency-based. This means that how quickly they are completed depends on the apprentice’s abilities and how soon the employer and training organisation can provide training and assessment in each of the competencies stated in the training plan.

Who can I ask for help?

Your apprentice’s trainer and assessor are always available to answer questions and provide advice. There is also information for employers on the Queensland Government Department of Employment and Training website or you can call their apprenticeship and training hotline on 1300 369 935.

#Outcomes

Graduates of Certificate III in Painting and Decorating often^ find jobs as:

84.2%

Tradies

4.2%

Machinery Operators

4.2%

Labourers

The average^ salary of graduates in their first full time job after finishing this course is $49,700

Data based on averages provided by the Federal Department of Education and Training

MySkills

#Subjects

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is comprised of 27 key competencies which are broken into 23 core units and 4 electives.

Our training delivery focusses on grouping units together into practical tasks that you would perform on a live construction site. Our trainers will work with employers to select the most appropriate electives for apprentices to complete within their specific operating environment.  

#Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

CPCCOHS2001A / Apply Occupational Health & Safety requirements (OH&S), policies and procedures in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

#Communicate, plan, organise and work effectively

CPCCCM1012A / Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

CPCCCM1013A / Plan and organise work

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work.

CPCCCM1014A / Conduct workplace communication

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

#Measurement and calculations for Painting & Decorating

CPCCCM1015A / Carry out measurements and calculations

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.

#Interpreting plans and specifications

CPCCCM2001A / Read and interpret plans and specifications

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

#Working safely on scaffold

CPCCCM2010B / Work safely at heights

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above 1.5 metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required.

CPCCPB3026B / Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently erect, use and maintain plank and trestle systems on a construction site while working with others as a member of a team.

CPCCCM2008B / Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications. It includes placement of safety barriers and only involves modular scaffolding restricted to a height of 4 metres.

#Elevated Work Platforms

CPCCCM3001C / Operate elevated work platform

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely and effectively operate some types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) in a variety of different terrains and situations to access isolated work areas. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down EWPs. In addition to achievement of this competency, an EWP operator may need to obtain additional certification of training and experience before being allowed to operate the equipment.

#Painting & Decorating tools, equipment & materials

CPCCPD2011A / Handle painting and decorating materials

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to handle, sort and store painting and decorating materials. The unit includes planning and preparing for the work; identifying, handling and storing materials; and selecting and distributing appropriate housekeeping standards. Environmentally sustainable practices are required for waste disposal and equipment cleaning.

CPCCPD2012A / Use painting and decorating tools and equipment

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use painting and decorating tools, plant and equipment. The unit includes the identification, selection and safe use of a range of commonly used painting and decorating tools, plant and equipment and the storage and user maintenance of these.

CPCCPD2013A / remove and replace doors an door and window components

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove and replace doors and door and window furniture for the purpose of painting or replacement. The unit includes reglazing and planning and preparation for the work, the removal and replacement of doors and door and window furniture and completion of clean-up activities.

#Preparation & paint application processes

CPCCPD3021A / Prepare surfaces for painting

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to restore, repair and prepare different material surfaces for the application of paint. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of new or uncoated surfaces, preparation of previously coated surfaces, and preparation of previously wallpapered surfaces for painting and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3031A / Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to treat lead paint hazards, including removal of lead-based paints from surfaces, encapsulation and the control of associated hazards. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, definition and preparation of the work area, removal of contaminated material, encapsulation of contaminated material and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3022A / Apply paint by brush and roller

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply brushed or rolled paint coatings to different materials to form a protective and decorative painted finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area, mixing of materials, application of paint, finishing of the surface and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3024A / Apply paint by spray

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply paint by spray onto different surfaces to form a protective paint finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of materials and application area, setting up and testing of the spray equipment, application of paint and completion of clean-up activities.

#Matching specified paint colour

CPCCPD3025A / Match specified paint colour

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to colour match new and existing painting finishes. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, matching of paint colour to a specified sample and completion of clean-up activities.

#Applying stains & clear timber finishes

CPCCPD3026A / Apply stains and clear timber finishes

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply stains and clear timber finishes to different material surfaces, including previously stained or finished timber to form a protective and decorative finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area and materials, staining of bare timber, application of clear finishes and completion of clean-up activities.

#Application of texture coatings

CPCCPD3023A / Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply texture coat paint finishes to different surfaces by using brush, roller and spray. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area and materials, application of the texture coat paint and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCSP3003A / Apply trowelled texture coat finishes

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to mix and apply trowelled texture coat finishes. It includes planning and preparation for the work; preparation of the background surface; mixing, application and finishing of the texture coats; and completion of clean-up activities.

#Specialised protective coatings

CPCCPD3029A / Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove graffiti and apply preventative materials to different surfaces to form graffiti-resistant surface systems. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work site and materials, removal of graffiti, application of preventative material and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3030B / Apply protective paint coating systems

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply specialised paint coating systems as a protective measure against atmospheric conditions, sanitation and hygiene risks and the impacts of high traffic areas. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area and materials, application of the coating system and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3033A / Apply intumescent coatings

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply intumescent coatings to a range of different material surfaces. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the application area, application of the specialist coatings and completion of clean-up activities.

#Specialised decorative finishes

CPCCPD3028A / Apply decorative paint finishes

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply decorative paint finishes to a range of different material surfaces. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work; preparation of the application area; application of mirror paint finishes, broken colour effects and lines by brush; and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3034A / Apply advanced decorative paint finishes

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply decorative paint finishes to a range of different material surfaces. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the application area, application of imitation marble effects and imitation wood grain effects, application of stencils and completion of clean-up activities.

#Application of Wallpaper and linings

CPCCPD3027A / Apply wallpaper

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply wallpaper to walls of different materials to form a protective and decorative finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the surfaces and materials, application of the wallpaper and completion of clean-up activities.

CPCCPD3032A / Apply advanced wallpaper techniques

(E) – Elective

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply texture coat paint finishes to different surfaces by using brush, roller and spray. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area and materials, application of the texture coat paint and completion of clean-up activities.

#Estimating costs for painting & decorating work

CPCCCM3005 / Calculate cost of construction work

(C) – Core Unit (compulsory)

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, overheads, labour and time requirements and establish costs for the provision of products and services for construction work. The unit supports tradespersons and those in independent construction job roles to cost a construction project or part of a construction project. It applies to construction work on residential and commercial sites.

BSBSMB406 / Manage small business finances

(E) – Elective

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review financial management strategies on a regular basis. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret financial reports and other numerical data to develop financial management strategies.

#Fees & Payment

Will vary depending on eligibility requirements.

Refer to our fee schedule for more detail.

Fees

#Locations

This course can be completed at the following Hutchies Training locations.

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