Project Description

Let your creative side show.

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What is this course about?

The CPC30611- Certificate III in Painting and Decorating 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.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently wanting to formalise their qualifications as a painter and decorator.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

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.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

Best Option Training purpose-built Education Centre in Villawood or you’re workplace

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate for CPC30611- Certificate III in Painting and Decorating issued by Best Option Training RTO Code 41246

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

27 units of competency made up of:
23 core units
4 elective units.

A maximum of two of the four required elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units  
CPCCCM1012AWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013APlan and organise work
CPCCCM1014AConduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015ACarry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001ARead and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2003BCalculate and cost construction work
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms
CPCCPB3026BErect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011AHandle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012AUse painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013ARemove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021APrepare surfaces for painting
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPD3022AApply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023AApply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024AApply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025AMatch specified paint colour
CPCCPD3026AApply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027AApply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028AApply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031AImplement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
Elective units
Specialist painting and decorating field of work  
CPCCPD3029ARemove graffiti and apply protective coatings
CPCCPD3030BApply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3032AApply advanced wallpaper techniques
CPCCPD3033AApply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034AApply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003AApply trowelled texture coat finishes
General electives  
BSBSMB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBSMB406Manage small business finances
LMFGG2008BGlaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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