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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.

Course Overview

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.

Certificate III In Painting and Decorating

Course Duration

Approximately 2 years

Intake Dates



Gold Coast (*Regional) and Melbourne


From 8,000$ – $12,000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome 

 Potential Career 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. 

Common Course Requirements

Must have graduated year 10 in home country

Must have a minimum of IELTS 5. 

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
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The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university or certain vocational graduates to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Get in Touch

Contact Information

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Painting and Decorating was last modified: June 27th, 2020 by Pathway to Aus