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Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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Offer ends 23 September 2022

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Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

With our painting and decorating course, you could turn any room from drab to beautiful. This nationally recognised Certificate III in Painting & Decorating will provide the skills necessary for an exciting career as a painter or decorator with increased opportunities available now that this growth industry is prospering! From preparing painting surfaces to applying decorative finishes, this qualification is guaranteed to hone your skills and improve your craft as a licensed painter and decorator.

Gain skills that can be used anywhere

Learn in a style that suits you

Get the qualifications that employers want


This course is designed to be completed within one year. 

Study Mode

This course is delivered in a blended mode consisting of on-campus study in our Sydney and Gold Coast Campuses, online study and work placement. Click here for information on our training strategies, assessment methods and the work placement program for hospitality courses.

Alternatively, you can complete this course through our Online flexible study pathways. There are two options to choose from:

Option 1: Complete your theory online and finish your course in Australia through our Work Placement Program that prepares you for career success!

Option 2: Choose to initially study online, continue your studies in Sydney or the Gold Coast campus in the succeeding terms, and obtain your diploma in Australia.

Areas Covered
  • Prepare surfaces for painting
  • Apply paint using different tools
  • Apply wallpaper
  • Use a variety of painting equipment
  • Create textured surfaces
  • Work in the construction industry
  • Embed WHS policies and procedures in the workplace
Course Units
    Career Opportunities
    • Painter
    • Decorator

    This qualification provides a trade outcome in painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work. To get a painting contractor’s license in many Australian states, you must have an appropriate qualification such as our Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

    Entry Requirements

    To ensure that you have every opportunity to succeed in your studies, we need to make sure that your knowledge and skills are right for your chosen qualification. So when you apply for our courses, we will ask for evidence that shows you meet the following requirements:

    • Age: 18 years or above
    • Education: Completion of at least 11 years of formal schooling
    • English: An upper-intermediate level of English or higher
    • Equipment: Laptop computer and access to internet connection to study in class and/or online.
    • Course-Specific Entry Requirement: N/A

    Students studying fully online: To meet the above requirements please provide a passport or other valid identify documentation when applying to study with Pacific Training Group. You will also be required to undertake an LLN questionnaire after we have received your application. Once enrolment is confirmed, you will need to use your laptop and internet to undertake your course.

    Students studying on a student visa: To meet the above requirements please provide a passport, certificate of your highest level of study, and any English test that you have undertaken when applying to study with us. If you are unsure of what you need to provide please click the link below or contact us; we will also contact you if further information is required. Once enrolment is confirmed, you will need to use your laptop and internet to undertake your course.

    Click here for more details on meeting PTG’s entry requirements.

    English Language Pathway

    If you don’t yet meet our English Entry requirements, we can help get you there. We’ve partnered with Sunshine Coast International College (SCIC) to offer non-English speaking students the chance to work on their English language skills either on-campus in Australia or online from anywhere in the world before progressing through to any of our vocational online or blended courses. You can learn more about our English Pathways Program

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    Additional fees:

    • Enrolment fee: $100 AUD (Normally $200) paid at time of enrolment (On-Campus) and $50 AUD (Online)
    • Material fee: Material Fees are currently waived. (Normally $100 AUD paid at time of commencement) (On-Campus) and No material fee for online courses
    • Discounts are available for upfront payments
    • On-Campus payment plans include a 12.5% discount.

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    With a range of creative projects and essential business skills, this Diploma will take your career up several notches. From planning individual spaces or selecting materials for clients; this course has it all!

    You will learn:

    • Planning, arranging and styling a space
    • Detailed client presentations
    • Colour schemes, furniture and fabrics,
    • Fixtures and lighting
    • Working with builders and architects
    • Detailed design documentation

    Standard Duration

    1 year

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