Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPC30611 CRICOS CODE 096332G

Course Overview:

Do you love taking boring, run-down rooms and transforming them into exciting, fresh spaces? Then maybe our course in painting and decorating is for you.

You’ll study applying paint, timber finishes, decorative finishes and wallpaper. You’ll also learn about the safety and business dimensions of working in this exciting industry.

Course Description:

The course is delivered over 64 study weeks (up to 94 weeks including holidays).

We offer intakes every week except holiday and Research Break weeks.

Students study between 3 to 7 units across an eight-study week term then have a 2 week “Research Break”.

The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is assessed through Assignments/ Workbooks, Case Studies, Written Tests and Observation Checklists.

Academique supports recognition of prior learning. Students who have substantial painting and decorating will be allowed to apply for a ‘Fast Track’ option. (If on a student visa early completion must be reported via PRISMS.)

Course Structure – Units of Competency:

  • CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2010A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2010 – Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres
  • CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • CPCCPB3026B – Erect and maintain trestle and plant systems
  • CPCCPD2011A – Handle painting and decorating materials
  • CPCCPD2012A – Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • CPCCPD2013A – Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • CPCCPD3021A – Prepare surfaces for painting
  • CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCPD3022A – Apply paint by brush and roller
  • CPCCPD3023A – Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • CPCCPD3024A – Apply paint by spray
  • CPCCPD3025A – Match specified paint colour
  • CPCCPD3026A – Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • CPCCPD3027A – Apply wallpaper
  • CPCCPD3028A – Apply decorative paint finishes
  • CPCCPD3031A – Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
  • CPCCSP3003A – Apply troweled texture coat finishes
  • BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
  • BSBITU201 – Produce simple word processed documents
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work

Key Days:

Thursdays – 9am to 4pm
Friday – 9am to 4pm

Intake:

Every week except holiday and Research Break weeks.

International student entry requirements for this course:

It’s a requirement for enrolment and for the grant of a student visa that students establish their English language proficiency. How you can do this depends on your passport and Education Sector, which determine your Assessment Level. Some levels can use the A cademique test (80% or above, only available at A cademique ) to es tablish their competence. Other levels need IELTS 5.5 or equal (or higher) or certified proof of successful Foundation, Certificate IV or higher studies. For details, please contact the college or see: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa – 1/500 – ?modal=wet

Documentation produced for evidence of satisfactory English must be a recognised course or assessment. International students must be 18 years of age and over.
  • CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
  • CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
  • CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
  • CPCCCM2010A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2010 – Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres
  • CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
  • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • CPCCPB3026B – Erect and maintain trestle and plant systems
  • CPCCPD2011A – Handle painting and decorating materials
  • CPCCPD2012A – Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • CPCCPD2013A – Remove and replace doors and door and window components
  • CPCCPD3021A – Prepare surfaces for painting
  • CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
  • CPCCPD3022A – Apply paint by brush and roller
  • CPCCPD3023A – Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • CPCCPD3024A – Apply paint by spray
  • CPCCPD3025A – Match specified paint colour
  • CPCCPD3026A – Apply stains and clear timber finishes
  • CPCCPD3027A – Apply wallpaper
  • CPCCPD3028A – Apply decorative paint finishes
  • CPCCPD3031A – Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
  • CPCCSP3003A – Apply troweled texture coat finishes
  • BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
  • BSBITU201 – Produce simple word processed documents
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
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CORE UNITS

CPCCCM1012A – Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques.

CPCCCM1013A – Plan and organise work
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and organise individual and group work activities on a construction site. The unit includes identifying task requirements, planning steps and organising work. This unit of competency supports the attainment of capabilities and understanding to prioritise work tasks and organise time and resources to undertake given tasks effectively and cooperatively with other team members.

CPCCCM1014A – Conduct workplace communication
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively with other workers in a construction workplace environment. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information through verbal and written forms of communication. This unit of competency supports achievement of communication skills carried out as an integral part of routine work.

CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment. This unit of competency supports achievement of skills to take measurements and use these to calculate material qualities and calculations for related tasks commonly used and applied in construction work.

CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawing s and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment de tail. This unit of competency supports achievement of basic reading and interpretation of plans and specifications commonly used in the construction industry.

CPCCCM2010 – Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to work safely on construction sites where the work activity involves working above two metres from ground level and where fall protection measures are required. It covers safe methods for accessing the work site; and safe methods of moving or passing tools, equipment and materials to heights above two metres, including handling methods that avoid excessive bending or twisting. The unit supports construction workers operating from scaffolding over two metres in height that has already been constructed with signage and exclusion barriers in place, in order to reach upper storeys or roofs of buildings. It applies to workers who need to control the risk of falling and of falling objects when working on site or removing scaffold components . It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects.

CPCCCM3005 – Calculate costs of construction work
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, overheads, labour and time requirements and establish costs for the provision of products and services for construction work. The unit supports tradespersons and those in independent construction job roles to cost a construction pr oject or part of a construction project. It applies to construction work on residential and commercial sites.

CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off – site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. This unit of competency covers fundamental OHS necessary to undertake work tasks within any sector in the construction industry. It includes the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos, and compliance with legislated work safety practices. It does not cover removal of asbestos, which is a licensed activity.

PREPARATION FIELD OF WORK

CPCCCM3001 – Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to operate specific types of elevated work platforms (EWPs) safely and effectively in different locations, including on uneven terrain. The unit includes locating, setting up, operating and shutting down scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts with a boom length under 11 metres. The unit supports construction workers in the safe and effective operation of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical EWPs.
The unit does not cover truck-mounted EWPs, powered telescoping devices, hinged devices or articulated devices, or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work and which has a boom length of 11 metres or more.
It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects.

CPCCPB3026B – Erect and maintain trestle and plank systems
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently erect, use and maintain plank and trestle systems on a construction site while working with others as a member of a team.

CPCCPD2011A – Handle painting and decorating materials
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to handle, sort and store painting and decorating materials. The unit includes planning and preparing for the work; identifying, handling and storing materials; and selecting and distributing appropriate housekeeping standards. Environmentally sustainable practices are required for waste disposal and equipment cleaning.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to handle painting and decorating materials, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD2012A – Use painting and decorating tools and equipment
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use painting and decorating tools, plant and equipment. The unit includes the identification, selection and safe use of a range of commonly used painting and decorating tools, plant and equipment and the storage and user maintenance of these.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to use painting and decorating tools and equipment, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD2013A – Remove and replace doors and door and window components
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove and replace doors and door and window furniture for the purpose of painting or replacement. The unit includes reglazing and planning and preparation for the work, the removal and replacement of doors and door and window furniture and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to remove and replace doors and door and window furniture for painting, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3021A – Prepare surfaces for painting
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to restore, repair and prepare different material surfaces for the application of paint. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of new or uncoated surfaces, preparation of previously coated surfaces, preparation of previously wallpapered surfaces for painting and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to prepare surfaces for painting, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

OPERATIONS FIELD OF WORK

CPCCCM2008B – Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications. It includes placement of safety barriers and only involves modular scaffolding restricted to a height of 4 metres.
This unit of competency supports achievement of skills to handle, erect and dismantle a range of restricted height scaffolding systems, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3022A – Apply paint by brush and roller
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply brushed or rolled paint coatings to different materials to form a protective and decorative painted finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area, mixing of materials, application of paint, finishing of the surface and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply paint by brush and roller, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3023A – Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply texture coat paint finishes to different surfaces by using brush, roller and spray. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area and materials, application of the texture coat paint and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3024A – Apply paint by spray
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply paint by spray onto different surfaces to form a protective paint finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of materials and application area, setting up and testing of the spray equipment, application of paint and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply paint by spray, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3025A – Match specified paint colour
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to colour match new and existing painting finishes. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, matching of paint colour to a specified sample and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to match paint, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3026A – Apply stains and clear timber finishes
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply stains and clear timber finishes to different material surfaces, including previously stained or finished timber to form a protective and decorative finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the work area and materials, staining of bare timber, application of clear finishes and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply stains and clear timber finishes, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3027A – Apply wallpaper
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply wallpaper to walls of different materials to form a protective and decorative finish. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the surfaces and materials, application of the wallpaper and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply wallpaper, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3028A – Apply decorative paint finishes
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply decorative paint finishes to a range of different material surfaces. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work; preparation of the application area; application of mirror paint finishes, broken colour effects and lines by brush; and completion of clean-up activities. This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply commonly used decorative paint finishes, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

CPCCPD3031A – Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to treat lead paint hazards, including removal of lead- based paints from surfaces, encapsulation and the control of associated hazards. The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, definition and preparation of the work area, removal of contaminated material, encapsulation of contaminated material and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to treat lead paint hazards, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.

ELECTIVE UNITS

CPCCSP3003A – Apply trowelled texture coat finishes
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to mix and apply trowelled texture coat finishes. It includes planning and preparation for the work; preparation of the background surface; mixing, application and finishing of the texture coats; and completion of clean-up activities.
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge to apply textured finishes by trowelling to a range of suitable construction surfaces, which includes working with others and as a member of a team.

BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and review financial management strategies on a regular basis. It applies to individuals who operate a small business that stands alone, or is part of a department within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret financial reports and other numerical data to develop financial management strategies.

BSBITU201 – Produce simple word processed documents
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to correctly operate word processing applications in production of workplace documents. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks in the workplace, using a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of word processing and software in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects, including developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project, and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.