CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CRICOS Course Code: 104994K

Becoming a fully-trained painter and decorator offers a dedicated skill for life and can blend creativity with practical skills. You will possess a lifelong, professional skill with the chance to upskill with new products and decorating techniques along the way throughout your career. This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

 

Vocational Placement:

This course includes Vocational Placement which is organised by Entrepreneur Education. You will complete major painting and decorating projects while at Vocational Placement and be assessed completing tasks on-the-job. A minimum of 120 hours is required as part of the course. Throughout the course you can complete a total of 360 hours.

Start Dates

Monthly

Duration

93 Weeks

Study: 65 weeks // Supervised Study: 7 weeks // Holidays: 21 weeks

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face

7.5hrs / week

Distance

6 hrs / week

Vocational Placement

7.5 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

Painter & Decorator  //  Labourer //  Business Owner

Location

Campus

Gold Coast

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:

Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:

  • Certificate III requires a minimum completion of Year 10 OR a minimum of a Certificate II level qualification or higher
  • If there is no evidence of the above, the student must sit the Entrepreneur Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and achieve a satisfactory result

 

Please note: home country evidence is accepted and must be translated

 

English Entry Requirement:

Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:

  • Upper Intermediate Certificate or higher
  • Certificate IV level or higher qualification in Australia
  • IELTS 5.5-6, FCE Grade B or C, CAE 160-179, TOEFL 72-94, TOEIC 400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
  • Entrepreneur Education English Test, achieving at least Upper Intermediate level

 

Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant

 

Course Entry Requirement:

The following resources are required to complete this course

  • Computer Requirements: Students will require continual access to their own laptop computer during class and outside of class to meet distance education requirements
CREDIT TRANSFER

You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.

Course Subjects

01. Be Safe

CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (Prerequisite)

This unit will provide you with the skills to apply health and safety policies and procedures in your workplace. You will learn safe work practices, including: identifying hazards, understanding health and safety legislation and being able to respond to emergencies and incidents.

02. For the High Rollers

CPCCCM2008* Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres

Within these 3 units you will learn how to work safely on construction sites and get real life experience at a specialised construction training centre. You will learn how to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms and operate elevated work platforms.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

03. Measure Twice, Cut Once

CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work  

Learn how to estimate materials, overheads, labour and time requirements and establish costs for the provision of products and services for construction work.

04. Be Green

CPCCOM1012 Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry  

Being part of a team is important and in this unit you will earn how to work with others, accept responsibility for your own workload and how to identify your development needs. You will also learn how to comply with environmental regulations and the importance of sustainability.

05. Plan to have a Plan

CPCCOM1013 Plan and organise work    

Careful planning and being organised are professional skills needed in the role of any tradesperson. This unit will teach you how to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.

06. Smoko Break

CPCCOM1014 Conduct workplace communication  

Learn how to communicate effectively with other workers and team members in a tiling workplace environment. This includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication.

07. Numbers & Figures

CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations      

Ensuring accuracy in measurements and calculations while tiling is crucial. You will be required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for painting & decorating jobs. In this unit you will practice your mathematical calculations during theory workshops and later you will apply these skills during vocational placement onsite at shed 101.

08. Pen to Paper

CPCCOM2001* Read and interpret plans and specifications  

In this unit you will learn how to read and interpret plans and specifications which will enable you to carry out your work with accuracy. You will learn about the types of plans and drawings and how to read them, including: recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan and the comprehension of written job specifications.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

09. Walk the Plank

CPCCPB3026* Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems

Most jobs in painting and decorating will use trestles at some level. Learn how to safely erect and monitor trestle and plank work platforms.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

10. Store it Safely

CPCCPD2011* Handle and store painting and decorating materials

Learn how to read safety data sheets, how to handle, sort and store painting and decorating materials keeping in mind environmental and sustainable practices.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

11. The Start

CPCCPD2012* Use painting and decorating tools and equipment   

Learn how to use the ‘tools of the trade’ safely and effectively in this unit. Learn the value of planning and preparation, how to identify and select tools and the importance of cleaning up your site.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

12. Out with the Old

CPCCPD2013* Remove and replace doors and door and window components  

New lending data has revealed just how keen Australians are to give their homes a facelift, with the average budget coming in at a whopping $63,188. Jump on the bandwagon and learn how to plan and prepare for work, removal and replacement of doors and door and window furniture, and completion of clean-up activities.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

13. Wax on Wax Off

CPCCPD3021* Prepare existing coated surface for painting    

This unit will teach you to restore, repair and prepare different material surfaces for the application of paint.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

14. Rollin with the Homies

CPCCPD3022* Apply paint by brush and roller

With this hands on unit, learn how to apply brushed or rolled paint coatings to different materials to form a protective and decorative painted finish. This includes preparation of the work area, mixing of materials, application of paint, finishing of the surface and completion of clean-up activities.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

15. Textured Finishes

CPCCPD3023* Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray

Ever wondered how they texture a wall? You will learn the tricks of the trade and learn how to apply texture coat paint finishes to different surfaces using brush, roller and spray.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

16. Give it a Spray

CPCCPD3024* Apply paint by spray

The age old argument to spray or roll on paint. You will find out the benefits vs disadvantages of using a spray gun and learn how to apply paint by spray onto different surfaces to form a protective paint finish.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

17. Perfect Match

CPCCPD3025* Match specific paint colours

How do you perfectly match an existing paint colour? You will discover how to do this whilst undertaking this unit and learn to colour-match new and existing painting finishes.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

18. Timber Staining

CPCCPD3026* Apply stains and clear timber finishes

Learn how to apply stains and clear timber finishes to different material surfaces, including previously stained or finished timber, to form a protective and decorative finish.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

19. Don't be a Wallflower

CPCCPD3027* Remove and apply wallpaper

Wallpaper has come a long way since the 70’s wallpaper revolution! Learn how to apply wallpaper to walls of different materials to form a protective and decorative finish.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

20. Let's get creative

CPCCPD3028* Apply decorative paint finishes

It takes skills to apply decorative paint finishes to a range of different material surfaces. Learn these skills including mirror paint finishes, broken colour effects, modern acrylic and basic stencilling.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

21. The Protector

CPCCPD3030* Apply protective paint coating systems

Within this unit you will be taught how to apply specialised paint coating systems as a protective measure against atmospheric conditions, sanitation and hygiene risks and the impacts of high traffic areas.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

22. Heavy Metal

CPCCPD3031* Work safely with lead-painted surfaces in the painting industry

Lead was completely banned as an additive to paint in Australia in 2010 as the effects are negative to our health. Learn how to safely treat lead paint hazards. The unit includes hazard identification, preparation of the work area, removal of contaminated material, encapsulation of contaminated material and completion of clean-up activities.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

23. Preparation is key

CPCCPD3035* Prepare uncoated surfaces for painting

This unit will teach you to to prepare uncoated surfaces for the application of paint.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

24. Asbestos Safety

CPCCPD3036* Work safely to encapsulate non-friable asbestos in the painting industry

Asbestos is no laughing matter. Australia was one of the highest users of asbestos per capita in the world up until the mid 1980s. Learn how to to safely encapsulate non-friable asbestos hazards within this unit and dispose of it safely.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

25. Graffiti Art or Nuisance

CPCCPD3029* Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings

The annual costs to remove graffiti in Australia exceeds more than $2 billion, $200 million per year for Queensland alone. We will teach you the best methods to remove graffiti and apply preventative materials to different surfaces to form graffiti-resistant surface systems.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code indicates that there is a prerequisite requirement that must be met.

26. Research, Research, Research

BSBESB301 Investigate micro business opportunities

Now it’s time to start your own business. You will learn to identify a business opportunity and its key components. This requires undertaking research to determine the viability of the opportunity, with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.

27. Risky Business

BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

Learn how to to identify and comply with legal and risk management requirements of the business or new business venture, including negotiating, creating and planning for legal contracts used within the business, where required.

Timetable Information

Timetable
Course Terminology

Workshop

During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you theoretical knowledge and understanding of course concepts.

 

Collaborate (facilitated learning & project work)

During this facilitated time, you will work collaboratively with your peers, to complete tasks that have been delivered in the workshop sessions. You will practice skills that you have been taught by your mentor and work on assessments.

 

Practical
During this session, you will practice demonstrating required skills in a real and simulated work environment.

Distance Education

On-line learning portal

Our on-line learning portal, Canvas, provides you with a wide range of learning resources to guide your distance education. You will be able to access a variety of quality resources in your own time.

 

Facebook Group (communication and conversation group)

Your mentor will lead conversations and communicate information related to your study. You will be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with your class peers about project work.

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