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Certificate III In Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating is a great course for someone who is creative but still enjoys working with their hands and working on their feet.

Painting Trades Worker is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Painting and decorating allows you to really develop your creative and practical skills to get a career in this diverse and fast paced industry. Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for painting trades workers is expected to be above average.

Painting trades workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. You will be able to paint and decorate for residential and commercial construction.

This course works on the basic skills you will need to succeed in this industry. Throughout the course students will:

  • Develop skills in colour matching.
  • Learn wallpaper applications.
  • Learn how to apply special coating & finishes.
  • Learn preparation techniques.
  • Understand different timber coatings and finishes.
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Reading and interpreting plans/estimating as well as many other internal and external applications.

Common Course Requirements

  • Must have graduated year 10 in home country
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.

Graduate Outcome

  • Full time painters earn an average of $1371.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a painter in Australia are 43 hours per week.
  • Employment for this occupation is expected to remain consistent in the future.
  • Painting tradesworkers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (76 per cent).
  • Painting trades workers can work independently as a sub contractor or as part of a larger construction company.
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Gold Coast, Melbourne

Intake

Monthly

Temporary Graduate Visa

Therefore once you graduate you may be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Painting Trades Worker (332211) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Painting Trades Worker is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Painting Trades Worker is the Certificate III in Painting & Decorating

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Painting & Decorating.

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Painting Trades Worker

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Painting Trades Worker you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Workers?

Painter & Decorator’s or Painting Trades Workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. A Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker may also does the following in a normal day:

  • 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
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Where can I study to be a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker?

You can study to be a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker in Melbourne or on the Gold Coast.

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Can foreigners do a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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How much does a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Workers get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Workers earns $1,371 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker?

To be a qualified Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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How much is a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating course?

Certificate III in Painting and Decorating cost $8,000 per year. Prices may vary depending on education institute

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How long does it take to become a qualified Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker?

It takes 24 months to complete the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating. Durations may vary depending on education institute

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What is the study timetable like for a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating course?

The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating is generally 15-20 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days. Timetables vary depending on education institute.

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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What do equipment do I need to work as a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker?

Painter & Decorator’s or Painting Trades Workers use a range of tools, including the following:

  • Decorators Edges
  • Dust-Sheets
  • Extension Poles.
  • Ladders and Platforms.
  • Paint Kettles and Scuttles.
  • Paint Rollers, Roller Sleeves and Trays.
  • Paint Stirrers and Mixing.
  • Paint Stripping and Prepping.
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How many hours a week does a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker work in a week?

As per Job OutLook, Painter & Decorators or Painting Trades Workers work an average of 43 hours per week.

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Is a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker in demand in Australia?

Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) in Australia

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Can you be a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker without a degree?

Yes, you can become a qualified Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker in Australia with a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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Is it hard to get a job as a Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker?

As per Job Outlook, 76 % of Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker are employed full time

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How does the future of Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker industry look?

As per Job OutLook, the industry for Painter & Decorator or Painting Trades Worker is predicted to have strong future growth

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Is the Certificate III in Painting and Decorating course difficult?

The Certificate III in Painting and Decorating requires students to have a completed the equivalent of Australian Year 10

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How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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