Are you a creative person who finds solace in colours and loves creating things using your hands? If so, then painting is a great course to fuel the artist inside you and live a creatively fulfilled life. 

For someone who still loves working with his/her hands to create unique paintings, Australia offers  painting & decorating course to take you a step ahead and beyond in this artistic field. A course in painting allows one to hone creative and practical skills to help you successfully jump into a diverse and demanding market. The demand for skilled painters is expected to rise above average in the coming years. 

A course in painting will teach you the painting skills so that you can paint and decorate for residential and commercial projects. Learning from the most proficient artists, the Australian culture will give even a newbie an amazing experience to express by trying out different techniques and colours. 

Throughout the course, the students will:

  • Learn the skills of colour matching.
  • Learn wallpaper applications ‘
  • Learn to apply special coating and finishes 
  • Know about various preparation techniques
  • Get to know the difference between various timber coatings and finishes.

Course Requirements:

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

Temporary Graduate Visa

Post-graduation, you also become eligible for a Temporary Graduate Visa application. If your course of study in Australia lasts a minimum of 2 years, then you become eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa. With this visa, the holder gets to work for 1.5 years in Australia. Most graduates utilize this time to get valuable experience in their field or connect with employers who are willing to provide sponsorship for their visas. 

Applying for a Temporary Graduate visa also makes you eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. Run through TRA, the Job Ready Program permits graduates to get their assessment of skills in certain disciplines for skilled migration. Through this, the people can get their skills assessment done without the need for any prior experience. After getting a positive response on the skills assessment, the student becomes eligible to apply for permanent work visas like the State-Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visa. 

Career after painting 

The occupation of painting trades worker (332211) is on the Skilled Occupation List. 

After completion of Painting & Decorating course – Certificate III, one can get into career of a Painting Trades Worker. There are ample opportunities for Painting Trades Workers. To quote figures from, job growth of 1.7% is projected for Painting Trades Workers in Australia. 

The skills assessment for this role is taken through- Trade Recognition Australia (TRA). 

To get through the skills assessment for the role of painting trades worker, the student needs to acquire certificate III in Painting and Decoration. 

If you participate in this course and get involved in the Job Ready Program, you might even be to do so without the need for any employer sponsorship or the condition to reside in a regional area. 

CPC30620 – Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating helps a student gain skills and knowledge about painting and decorating for residential and commercial construction work.

Subjects in Certificate III in painting and decorating.

There are no entry requirements for Certificate III in Painting & Decorating CPC30620. To successfully complete this certificate a student needs to complete 26 core units and 3 elective units.

Core units 
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
Elective units
BSBESB301 Investigate business opportunities
BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business venture
CPCCPD3029* Remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti coatings
CPCCPD3032* Apply advanced wall coverings
CPCCPD3033* Apply intumescent coatings
CPCCPD3034* Apply advanced decorative paint finishes
CPCCSP3003* Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
MSFID4016 Design colour schemes for interior and exterior spaces

After completing Certificate III in Painting and Decorating from an Australian education institute, an international student can get the skill assessment as a Painting Trades Worker ANZSCO Code 332211 through TRA’s Job Ready Program (JRP).

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your canvas and brush and kick start your journey towards creativity and art. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Painting course

Which occupation can a student apply after completing Certificate III in Painting and Decorating?

A student who has completed certificate III in painting and decorating can get their skill assessment done as a Painting Trades Worker ANZSCO 332211.

How to get Painting Trades Worker skill assessment?

A student who completes Certificate III in Painting and Decorating from an Australian education institute needs to participate in TRA’s Job Ready program for 1 year working as a painting trades worker under an employer. This will get them the skill assessment as a Painting Trades Worker 332211.

Do you get extra points for Painting Trades Worker Job Ready program?

Yes, you get extra 5 points when you apply for a skilled migration visa like 189 visa, 190 visa and 491 visa after completing the Job Ready Program. These 5 points are for 1 year Australian experience.

Can you apply for 485 visa after completing a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating?

Yes, you can apply for a 485 visa if the course full fills the 2 years full-time Australian study requirement. For Painting Trades worker ANZSCO 332211, a 485 visa in Graduate Work Stream will need to be applied.

In which skilled occupation list is the occupation of Painting Trades Worker?

The Painting Trades worker ANZSCO 332211 occupation is in MLTSSL also known as Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List.

Painting Trades Worker ANZSCO 332211 is eligible for which visas?

Painting Trades worker is eligible for the following visas:

Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent Visa

Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa

Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional Visa

Subclass 491 – Family-Sponsored

Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate Visa (Graduate Work Stream)

Subclass 482 TSS – Medium and Short Stream

DAMA – Labour Agreement

Subclass 186 ENS: TRT & DE

Subclass 187 RSMS: TRT

Subclass 494 SESR: Employer Sponsored

Subclass 407: Training Visa: Enhance Skills

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