Painting and decorating
Open up career opportunities in both 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.
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 qualification from TAFE Queensland.
- Painter and decorator
- Painting trades worker
Painting and decorating courses
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.
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.
In 2018, Evelyn Chiabai jumped at the chance to move to Australia to study. Four years later, she hasn’t looked back.
For lecturer Tom James, building the future of the architecture industry is something he’s not giving up anytime soon.
After touring Australia and the world, Toby Loveland found his sweet spot using his musical skills teaching at TAFE Queensland.
For Dr Srini Varanasi, teaching has brought his passions together: bringing smiles back and equipping the next generation of dental prosthetists for the future.
TAFE Queensland's Volunteers and Events Training Program (VETP) has taken out the 2022 Australian Business Award for Training Excellence.
WorldSkills Australia competitions are the ultimate test for vocational education and training students, and provide an opportunity to showcase the skills developed both on the job and during training, to fellow competitors, teachers and industry-experienced judges.
Andy Kajewski, a proud Gubbi Gubbi man, had featured on the radio during his high school media studies and worked in the mines. However, he was having some real difficulty identifying his true passion until he enrolled in Certificate III in Information Technology (ICT30120) at TAFE Queensland Toowoomba.
Guiding your teenager through career choices isn’t easy, but for Rahni Carroll seeing her son light up made it all worth it.
Unsure what he should do after school, Reuben Carroll chose what felt right for him and combined hands-on learning with uni thinking.
Emily Marszalek always knew she wanted to act but it wasn’t until she started studying that she discovered a love of storytelling.
Jessica's love of animals leads her to an award-winning career.
Alexa Mckone is building her career, thanks to her new skills and confidence.