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Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: 52824WA | State ID: AB29


Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator.

Painting and decorating is known as a finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

Many employers now prefer apprenticeship applicants to have completed a pre-apprenticeship and this course will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare you and make you more competitive when applying for apprenticeship positions. It will give you a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

You will learn painting techniques and to interpret plans; prepare surfaces; measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job; work with scaffolding safely at heights; and workplace health and safety.

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Apprentice Painter and Decorator

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an apprentice in a finishing trade, but you need to be registered with the The Apprenticeship Office and employed.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au


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Course Overview

DurationThree to six months (up to 1 semester) full time.
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryCPCCOHS2001AW9435
Carry out measurements and calculationsCPCCCM1015AD7350
Conduct workplace communicationCPCCCM1014AD7349
Plan and organise workCPCCCM1013AD7348
Prepare to work safely in the construction industryCPCCWHS1001AXI38
Read and interpret plans and specificationsCPCCCM2001AW9370
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCPCCCM1012AD7347

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCPCCCM2008BWE986
Erect and maintain trestle and plank systemsCPCCPB3026BWE989
Handle painting and decorating materialsCPCCPD2011AD7382
Remove and replace doors and door and window componentsCPCCPD2013AD7384
Use painting and decorating tools and equipmentCPCCPD2012AD7383
Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metresCPCCCM2010BBB15
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
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