Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship

Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship



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The painting and decorating industry employs almost 50,000 Australians in mostly small to medium sized businesses. This sector includes key areas such as: residential painting (homes), commercial (corporate offices) and hospitality (hotels, restaurants & more).

By starting a painting and decorating apprenticeship you’ll be involved in:

  • Preparing surfaces and removing old paint  
  • Smoothing and sealing surfaces  
  • Use of ladders and scaffolding to reach high surfaces  
  • Use of brushes and other technical equipment to paint surfaces  
  • Using sheets and other surface protecting tools to prevent paint splattering  
  • Selecting and preparing required paints including adding thinning and drying additives  
  • Cleaning equipment and work areas


Skills you will need:

  • Using manual tools  
  • Strong attention to detail  
  • Ability to work with your hands  
  • Ability to work to deadlines  


Career options available:

  • Painters and Decorators who apply paints, varnishes, wallpapers and other finishes to maintain and decorate surfaces on or outside residential, commercial, hospitality and other industrial buildings.


Potential entry level qualifications:

  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways   
  • Certificate III in Painting and Decorating  

Looking to start your career in Painting and Decorating?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to kick-start your career. You get paid on-the-job training, whilst also completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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