Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Jobs and Skills WA: Construction courses
Ready to brush up on a new career in painting & decorating?

This qualification, available as an apprenticeship, provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

Through hands on training, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to do a wide scope of work in the painting and decorating industry — preparing surfaces; applying paint by brushes, rollers and, spray guns; hanging wallpaper; and making highlight walls. You'll also learn to perform measurements and calculations, and read and interpret building plans and specifications. 

You'll also learn how to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding; work safely at heights; plan and organise work; handle and store painting and decorating materials; use painting and decorating tools and materials, and much more!

Half price
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Building and Construction
National course code: CPC30620 | WA State ID: BGE5

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

This course is an apprenticeship:  you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. To find out more regarding apprenticeships click here.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

This course is delivered through an apprenticeship arrangement. 

Students will gain skills and knowledge in various aspects of painting and decorating including: health and safety, handling tools and equipment, painting using a brush roller and spray, matching paint colours, trowelled texture and wallpaper application.

Delivery location


Painting and decorating is a finishing trade encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoration work and as such, requires candidates with a creative nature and demands a good eye for detail. Delivered through an apprenticeship arrangement face-to-face at our training centre through block release training with a mixture of classroom delivery and practical development and assessment in our workshops. Block training enables students to focus on the particular aspect of the qualification they are working on and allows project work to be completed over the duration of the block. The qualification covers a wide variety of skills such as safety, handling tools, equipment and materials, to painting with brush, roller and spray. Treatment of lead and asbestos, graffiti removal, wallpaper, texture, and decorative coatings. The delivery is split into 7 blocks of training, which are delivered throughout your apprenticeship, this compliments the skills and knowledge acquired through working in the industry during this period. We also have a Group Training Organisation that employs painting apprentices to supply to painting and decorating companies who need apprentices and assist in on-the-job training.

Delivery location


The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.