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Construction Skills Queensland Skills Assessment and Gap Training

Get qualified in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work with this course.

Learn how to apply paint, texture coatings, wallpaper, special finishes and other coatings to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces.

You will also learn to prepare surfaces such as plasterboards, concrete masonry, modern and relocatable wall papering techniques, timber and other surfaces.

Additionally, you will be trained in occupational health and safety, reading and interpreting plans, estimating, and erecting and dismantling restricted-height scaffolding. Course details


Acacia Ridge, Workplace

Key dates and info


Recognition of prior learning (RPL): RPL Assessment up to 12 weeks / Varies

Course details

1800 654 447

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How to enrol

Key dates

Workplace Any time Varies Workplace
Acacia Ridge Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE
Any time Varies Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

To be eligible for funding students must be existing workers or career seekers in the building and construction industry residing in Queensland and also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens
  • Permanent residents of Australia
  • Refugee and humanitarian visa holders.


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Resources required

Students are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes, which include:

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • hand protection - long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie)
  • industrial type clothing (100% cotton drill).

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes. Students must also be equipped with a pen and notepad for theory training in the classroom.


Students with a successful application have until 30 September 2018 to complete any relevant Gap Training.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Construction Skills Queensland is funding the Skills Assessment and Gap Training program for selected construction qualifications. The program targets building and construction workers whose industry experience, existing skills and abilities can be mapped against a formal qualification. By recognising existing skills, the program highlights and funds gaps in training required to receive a formal trade qualification.


The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete all mandatory and elective units from the list below. These units form part of CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating qualification.

Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Mandatory
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Mandatory
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Mandatory
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Mandatory
Stage 1
CPCCPD2011A Handle painting and decorating materials Mandatory
CPCCPD2012A Use painting and decorating tools and equipment Mandatory
CPCCPD2013A Remove and replace doors and door and window components Mandatory
CPCCPD3021A Prepare surfaces for painting Mandatory
CPCCPD3022A Apply paint by brush and roller Mandatory
Stage 2
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Mandatory
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Mandatory
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms Mandatory
CPCCPB3026B Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems Mandatory
Stage 3
CPCCPD3024A Apply paint by spray Mandatory
CPCCPD3026A Apply stains and clear timber finishes Mandatory
Stage 4
CPCCPD3023A Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray Mandatory
CPCCPD3025A Match specified paint colour Mandatory
CPCCPD3028A Apply decorative paint finishes Elective
CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry Mandatory
Stage 5
CPCCCM2003B Calculate and cost construction work Mandatory
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Mandatory
CPCCPD3027A Apply wallpaper Mandatory
CPCCPD3029A Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings Elective
CPCCPD3030B Apply protective paint coating systems Elective
CPCCPD3033A Apply intumescent coatings Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

$400 per student for the Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment and any additional fees for any required Gap Training.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding is available until 30 September 2018.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating qualification.

Job prospects

  • Painter and Decorator

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Got the skills? Get Recognised! Our RPL Assessors can assess and recognise your experience, skills and knowledge, against your desired qualification. Meaning you can get the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 23 April 2018

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