|CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating|
|Cricos Course Code :||103826A|
|Course Code :||CPC30620|
|Course Name :||Certificate III in Painting and Decorating|
|Location :||Port Melbourne Campus|
|Duration :||59 weeks|
This is a dynamic course that prepares students for a career in painting and decorating. Both classes and assignments are either real or conducted within closely simulated workplace environments, and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered within this context.
Studying the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating course will put you on the path to success as a contractor or business owner who specialises in painting and decorating. This is a highly flexible industry with significantly low barriers to entry. In addition to the freedom and flexibility it offers, it’s easy to see why many painters conduct their work as sole proprietors. This course will help you develop your skills as a painter and decorator to help you get to where you want to go in your career.
By studying this course you will also gain practical and essential skills including the application of wallpaper, texture finishes, decorative finishing touches, while learning how to match colours, and manage lead paint and asbestos. Orange College gives you the chance to work on real-life projects in our state-of-the-art facilities, learning from highly qualified educators with vast industry experience.
Program duration and schedule
|Program length||59 weeks|
|Location||Port Melbourne Campus|
|Intake Schedule||Various dates throughout the year (Contact us: +61 3 9670 2985)|
|Structure Fee||Please contact us at +61 3 9670 2985 or email at info@ orange.edu.au to get the latest information.|
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating subjects and units (core and electives)
To achieve the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 29 units of competency, including:
26 core units | 3 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CPCCCM2008*||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCCM2012*||Work safely at heights|
|CPCCCM3001||Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres|
|CPCCCM3005||Calculate costs of construction work|
|CPCCOM1012||Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry|
|CPCCOM1013||Plan and organise work|
|CPCCOM1014||Conduct workplace communication|
|CPCCOM1015||Carry 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|
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|BSBESB303||Organise finances for new business venture|
|BSBSMB301||Investigate micro business opportunities|
|CPCWHS3001||Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies|
*CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures is a prerequisite for the above units with ** and ^ CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights is a prerequisite for the unit marked with ^^
Courses at Orange College for international students are all on-campus with an online component (for each unit) that does not contribute to more than 30% of the overall unit. This means that students will study every unit/subject both online (30%) and via on-campus (70%) mode.
International students on a student visa are required to study full-time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.
Industry partners and suppliers
When you choose Orange College, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners and professionals, while gaining invaluable insights and building key industry relationships.
Methods of assessment for the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating include written questions, projects, observations, presentations, case studies, reports and practical activities.
Mode and Method of Delivery
Study mode: Study mode: Full time (20 hours per week – 70% hours face to face and 30% hours online), Learners may require 5 hours* of self-directed learning per week (*Indicative only).
Delivery mode: This is an intensive program that is delivered through a blended training model. Students are required to attend 14 hours/week (including tutorials/simulation or a construction site visit) and 6 hours online-based on blended learning (within a 20 hours per week schedule).
Before you begin your course application, ensure you meet all the requirements listed below.
Main requirements include:
- Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
- Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
- Bring your own device (BYOD), access to internet, basic digital literacy
Other requirements include:
- Students must be 18+ at the time of applying for admission to Orange College.
- Students need satisfactory completion of studies in your home country, equivalent to an Australian Year 11/12 qualification
- If a student’s educational qualifications do not meet Orange College’s admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of Orange College. (please contact admission staff for more details and refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details)
- IELTS band score of overall 5.5 (Academic or General) or equivalent in line with the Department of Education and DOHA regulations (Refer to Application, Enrolment and Orientation policy for further details).
- It is a requirement to be competent in written and spoken English and students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training. Refer to the LLN policy for further details.
- Students must have a sense of balance and the ability to cope with the physical demands of the training and assessment, which includes working at heights, heavy lifting, manual labour, operation of tools (both manual and power tools) etc.
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy is applicable for this course. Your device must have camera and speaker functions. Please refer to BYOD Policy for details
- Internet Access with a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player
- Basic digital literacy (ability to communicate and access information through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, search engines, emails and basic use of MS office products).
- Please refer to BYOD Policy for details
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)
If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, a credit transfer process will be initiated by Orange College in relation to the units as per the training plan. Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.” (Source: AQF)
Upon enrolment of all learning programs, Orange College’s code of practice states that all candidates for assessment will be offered RPL. This is reiterated in the student handbook and acknowledged in writing.
RPL is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a qualification.
“Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.” (Source: AQF)
On successful completion of this course the learners will be awarded Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620), which is a nationally recognised qualification.
Students who do not complete all units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.
The following information reveals the suggested training pathways after successfully completing the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.
|Certificate IV||Diploma||Advanced Diploma|
|CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building)||CPC50210 – Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)||CPC60212 – Advanced Diploma of Building & Construction (Management)|
This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.
Additional units of competency may be required to meet painter registration requirements in various States and Territories.