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Painting & Decorating Course

This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work. Painting Trades Workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.

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Course Details

Duration: 1 – 2 years including holidays

Intake: Monthly

Costs: $10,000 – $15,000 per year

Locations: Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne

Further study:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building or Management)

Career opportunities: Painter and Decorator

Course Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Graduate Outcome

332211 (Painting Trade Worker)

Weekly income on average is $1,371 based on Job Outlook.

Tasks and duties

  • Erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
  • Preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
  • Selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
  • Applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
  • Hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
  • Cleaning equipment and work areas
  • May repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
  • May lay and repair wall and floor tiles
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