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Study painting and decorating

Open up career opportunities in commercial and residential settings as a qualified painter and decorator. Learn how to prepare surfaces, match paint colours and apply paint, wallpaper and other coatings to decorate interior and exterior surfaces.

Qualified painting and decorating workers are currently in high demand with growth in the building and construction industry resulting in up to 50,000 job openings over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable and hard working. 

TAFE Queensland offers a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30611) as well as introductory short courses in both painting and decorating. If you want to continue your studies, we also offer higher level courses in interior design and decoration. No matter what your career goals, get there faster with an industry-recognised course from TAFE Queensland.

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Career outcomes
  • Painter and decorator
  • Painting trades worker
 
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Information for apprentices

Learn hands on with the same equipment and tools used in industry by combining working for your employer with pracitcal training from TAFE Queensland. You'll graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification and be ready to kick start your career. 

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Information for employers

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the needs of your business. No matter what industry you're in, hiring an apprentice or trainee provides your business with real benefits and contributes to your bottom line.

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