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What is this course about?

The CPC30620 – 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 www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How much does this course cost?

The RPL course fees are $4,000.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1,500 as a deposit.

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes 3 months to complete.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate for CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating issued by Best Option Training RTO Code 41246

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

29 units of competency:

  • 26 core units
  • 3 elective units.

Elective units of competency can be selected as follows:

  • 3 from the listed electives


  • 2 from listed electives and 1 from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course, as long as it contributes to a valid, industry supported vocational outcome and supports the AQF level of this qualification.

Prerequisite units of competency 

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met. Prerequisite unit/s must be assessed before assessment of any unit of competency with an asterisk. All prerequisite requirements are packaged in the qualification.

Core units  
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCCM3005Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCOM1012Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCOM1013Plan and organise work
CPCCOM1014Conduct workplace communication
CPCCOM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCOM2001*Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCPB3026*Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCPD2011*Handle and store painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012*Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013*Remove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021*Prepare existing coated surface for painting
CPCCPD3022*Apply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3023*Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3024*Apply paint by spray
CPCCPD3025*Match specific paint colours
CPCCPD3026*Apply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027*Remove and apply wallpaper
CPCCPD3028*Apply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3030*Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCPD3031*Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry
CPCCPD3035*Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3036*Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Elective units 
BSBESB301Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBESB303Organise finances for new business venture
CPCCPD3029*Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
CPCCPD3032*Apply advanced wall coverings
CPCCPD3033*Apply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034*Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003*Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
MSFID4016Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

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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