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Painting & Decoration

Kickstart Your Career in Painting & Decorating

Painting & Decoration Course

Taking up this course will allow you to gain the practical skills for work as residential or commercial painter or decorator. You will engage in all aspects of the Painting and Decorating trade and build on underpinning knowledge to assist you within the industry.

Painting industry goes hand in hand with building & construction and a lot many other things. Here are the reasons good number of students take up painting courses:

  • Great Scope
  • Easy Employability
  • Handsome Income
  • Promising Career

The taker of this course can get employment in areas such as paint application, timber staining, wallpapering or conventional spray painting. Painting is one of the most promising trades one can opt for. Here is a brief of painting courses offered in Australia.

Levels of Educational Programs Available

Certificate III in Painting and Decoration

This course allows the taker to gain practical skills for work as residential or commercial painter or decorator.

  • Course Duration: 3 years part-time program
  • Eligibility: Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent
  • English Requirement: IELTS score 5.5 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component) or equivalent. Certain schools may require higher or lower scores for admission.
  • Fees: AUD$15,000 to AUD$20,000 (varying from provider to provider)

Visa Requirement

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

PR Pathway

With a projected job growth of 10.9% in the Construction industry, Painting Trades Workers are needed. After completion of Certificate III in this trade, one can fully jump into a career of a Painting Trades Worker. Individuals with good amount of experience can move into relevant specialty fields and apply for PR.

Anzsco Code: 332211 – Painting Trades Worker

What Do Painting Trades Workers Do?

Apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.

Task Inculde

  • 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

Occupations Include

332211 Painting Trades Worker

Specialisations Include

Paperhanger

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