Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620)

If you’re looking for the right qualification required to work in the painting and decorating sector for residential and commercial projects, you’re going to need to complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620).

With a Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (CPC30620), you will learn practical skills that could help you with employment within the construction industry. 

This course is available through a combination of online modules and yearly assessments. To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you are required to complete all the necessary theoretical and practical units offered by Gimbal Construction (RTO ID 32201). You can also complete this course through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

On completion of the required modules, you will be able to take up positions in the following areas: 

  • Trade Contractor (Painter & Decorator)
  • Maintenance Painter
  • Decorative Painter
  • Signwriter
  • Wallpapering 
  • Spray painting 

As a professional decorator, you will be qualified to take up projects in the residential and commercial sectors. You could potentially reduce the units you need to complete with the help of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This apprenticeship will last about four years, depending on your progress. If you’re acquiring this qualification via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), it should take between 3 -6 months.

The cost of the Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (CPC30620) will depend on whether or not you are eligible for government funding. Gimbal Training accepts flexible payment options for this course.

For details on prices, please download our fees here.

This course does not have any entry requirements. 

You will need to complete the general construction induction training program in order to take part in a project. 

For more information on the process, feel free to refer to these links for NSW and QLD.

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How RPL Is Assessed

With our simple six-step process, you’ll have your formal qualification in a short period of time.

Step 1: Enquiry

Speak to one of our friendly team members and provide to get started on your consultation.

Step 2: Pre-enrolment

In this step, we ensure you are eligible for an RPL by asking you the necessary questions and giving you login details for our online platform. Collect and organise your experience for your assessor with a combination of workplace documents, interviews, videos and reports from previous employers. 

The assessor will then make contact to discuss your application, explain the process and let you know what further evidence is required including workplace documents, references and videos

Step 3: Enrolment

In this step you complete an online knowledge test, provide any additional video evidence and complete an interview with the Assessor on the technical aspects of your qualification

Step 4: Gap Training

After an assessment, your assessor may decide you need further training to address the gaps in your knowledge or practical skills and will advise you how to proceed.

Step 5: Assessment Outcome

The assessor creates a report with a recommendation based on the evidence you have provided, outcome of written test and interviews. This is submitted to the Compliance department for approval.

Step 6: Final Approval

You are issued your nationally recognised qualification and provided with the necessary documents.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Gimbal Construction offers Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (CPC30620) as a nationally recognised course. 

The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30620) is an Australian vocational qualification that equips individuals with vital skills for professional painting and decorating. 

These skills include mastering painting techniques, wallpapering, creating decorative finishes, interpreting plans and specifications, understanding building codes and standards, and knowledge about various materials used in the trade. 

Essential safety training is integral to the course, ensuring competence in workplace health and safety standards. 

All of our qualifications are certified by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). For those looking to acquire this qualification, contact us today to find out more about our courses.

This course can give you the necessary skills required to take on various residential and commercial painting projects within the industry. In addition to that, it also equips you with the following skills: 

Entry-Level Knowledge

Those who complete this qualification are given insight into the industry via a closely simulated working environment. A good foundation like this is essential for those at the beginning of their career looking for relevant experience. 

Enhanced Career Options

On completion of the Certificate III in Painting & Decorating (CPC30620), you can pursue higher education and advance your career with other qualifications. 

Improved Employability 

A complete qualification with us could enhance your chances of being employed compared to applicants with no relevant experience. With our experienced professionals to walk you through the practical requirements of the role, you will have more confidence when applying for a job.

Although you can complete your theoretical modules online, you will need to be at the site for practical experience and for the trainer to mark you off on your practical skills.  

For more information, feel free to fill in this form with your details or give us a call.

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  • The qualifications we offer can only be undertaken through by an employed Apprentice or through the formal trade recognition assessment process (RPL) for those that have been in the industry for a minimum of 4 years