Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

Construction in Queensland is booming. Upskill yourself or your workforce with a Certificate III in Painting & Decorating.

Cert III in Painting and Decorating


The CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating from Major Training Group is designed to lay the foundations for a career in this growth industry with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

While there are no formal entry requirements for this painting and decorating certification, for a trainee pathway the learner must be employed full time or part time and have access to a workplace to be able to gain sufficient experience to successfully complete the Unit of Competency requirements.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist 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 Details

Studying this painting and decorating apprenticeship can open up a range of entry-level and experienced job opportunities, putting you on the path to success as a painter or decorator in residential and commercial settings.

Existing employees/supervisors in the workforce, they may have some prior skills or Statements of Attainment which may be recognised through our recognition process. Delivered through SRTO requirements including development of a Training Plan, Employer Resource Assessment and completion of a Training Record.

What You'll Learn

Prepare surfaces and apply paint, wallpaper and protective coating systems.

Match paint colours.

Apply decorative paint finishes.

Handle painting and decorating materials.

Read and interpret plans and specifications.

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry and safely erect and dismantle scaffolding.

Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

Enter the vibrant world of creativity and transformation with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating. This comprehensive program equips individuals with the skills and expertise needed to excel in the art of painting and decorating, where surfaces come to life with color, texture, and craftsmanship.

Possible Roles

Painter and Decorator: As a painter and decorator, you'll specialise in preparing surfaces, applying paint, and creating decorative finishes to enhance the aesthetic appeal of interiors and exteriors.

Heritage Restorer: Heritage restorers focus on preserving and restoring historical buildings and structures, using specialised techniques to ensure their historical and architectural integrity.

Commercial Painter: Commercial painters work on large-scale projects, from office spaces to retail outlets, applying paint and finishes that align with clients' branding and design requirements

Spray Painter: Spray painters use specialised equipment to apply paint evenly and efficiently to surfaces, commonly used in industrial and automotive settings.

Wallpaper Installer: Wallpaper installers apply wallpaper, wall coverings, and decorative finishes to interiors, adding texture and visual interest to various spaces.

Residential Decorator: Residential decorators specialize in transforming homes with color schemes, textures, and finishes that reflect the homeowners' style and preferences.

Potential wages could be in the region of $65,000 to $70,000 per year

Delivery options

Find out more about the available delivery options for this course.

Self Paced Study

Self-paced training is suited to individuals who may or may not be employed but whom are looking to undertake study for personal professional development.

Training Locations
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this nationally recognised qualification.

Course Duration

Up to 48 months

What You'll Pay

Full Cost: Enquire Now

Funded Options
CSQ Funding

Amount Funded: $1,500 plus $400 per gap unit trained

Student Gap Fee (what you will pay): $$250

Learn More about CSQ Funding here; CSQ Funding

User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available. Please see here for more information on costs; User Choice Funding

Study Now Pay later

Study Now, Pay Later options are available for this course. Please see here for more information; Study Now, Pay Later

Employer Based
Student Support

Study Information

View our comprehensive resource hub and explore more information about payment options, student support, credit transfer/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), assessment methods, and the wealth of resources available to enhance your educational journey.

We accept a range of payment options:

  • Credit Card via our secure payment gateway
  • Study Now and Pay Later with up to 12 Months Interest-Free -> Learn More Here
  • AfterPay: Pay in 4 easy installments -> Learn More Here


At Major Training Group, we aim to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their studies and that is why students have access to a range of support options to help them along the way. They include:

  • Additional practical training sessions
  • Extended learning time
  • Alternative training methods and resources
  • Access to our experienced staff for one-on-one training
  • Recognition of previous learning and experience to speed up the process.

Students with prior industry experience may be eligible for RPL. Students may also qualify for credit transfer if they can demonstrate prior qualifications and/or statements of attainment. You can learn more about credit transfer and RPL here.

We use a variety of assessment methods including;

  • Online
  • Paper
  • Video
  • Q&A
  • Demonstration
  • Short written answers
  • Longer written answers
  • Third-party observation
  • Knowledge skills observation 
  • Employer reports

Information for Businesses

From beginning to end, we support students and employers in completing the painting and decorating apprenticeship as smoothly as possible. Maximising the value of an apprenticeship, Major Training Group simplifies the process and develops customised Apprentice Training Plans face to face with students and employers. This ensures the apprentice is learning the right skills for them and the business. We also:

  • Train theory and practical skills onsite with your apprentice
  • Only employ industry current trainers and assessors
  • Work in partnership with Australian Apprenticeship Networks
  • Provide education and coaching to employers around the supervision ratio and requirements
  • Offer support to employers for performance management of apprentices as required
  • Provide Painting and Decorating Apprenticeships & Traineeships across BrisbaneGold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Cairns.

For more information on government incentives available to your business and the responsibilities of providing apprenticeship training, get in touch with Major Training on 1300 790 822.


Did you know that the government can provide up to $6000 in incentives for employers if their apprentice completes a CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting & Decorating?

Eligible employers may receive the following government incentives:

Government Incentives



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