This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work. The qualification has a core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialists fields of work. 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.

Course Requirements

Unit Code Unit Name
CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials
CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller
CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray
CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes
CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM3005 Calculate and cost construction work
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes
CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
BSBRSK501 Manage Risk
BSBHDM502 Manage Meetings

Entry Requirements

All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level of the student by Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).

The Centre of Excellence accepts the results from International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE Academic English or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:

Acceptable Form of evidence for English
Language Proficiency at THE CENTRE OF
Acceptable Score for Direct Entry Level
for Certificate/ Diploma/ Advanced
Diploma Courses
International English Language Testing
System (IELTS) – Academic
Test of English as Foreign Language
(TOEFL) – Paper Based Test (PBT)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE
Academic)- Paper Based Test (PBT)
46 (with no communicative skill score
less than 42)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to

Prerequisite Requirements



Course Fees $14,000** * Weeks is based on 28 hours per week study
Airport Transfer Fee $150
Enrolment Fee (Non-Refundable) $250 ** Course Fee do not include material fees, safety gear and uniform.
Material Fees $800

Length of Course

54 study weeks + 5 weeks holidays


Adelaide & CORIO – GITTC


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