Important Changes for ALL Painting and Decorating Apprentices and Employers

The nationally recognised qualification for painters has changed. 

From January 1st 2022 the old qualification CPC30611 will no longer be able to be offered, and all existing apprentices and students will need to transition to the new course, CPC30620 Certificate III Painting and Decorating. The new course includes new subjects on asbestos encapsulation and preparation of new surfaces. 

What does this mean for apprentices?

Apprentices and anyone currently enroled in the superseded course will need to complete any subjects they have started by December 31st at the very latest. Any subjects that have not been completed by this date will need to be redone in the new course. Any subjects you have completed should be credited in the new course, and in most cases you will not need to redo them. Any subjects you have not started will obviously not be affected. Contact your RTO or TAFE about what subjects you can complete within the next few weeks before transitioning.

Also, your RTO or TAFE must provide you with a transcript of all subjects
you have completed so far. This transcript is a legal document and should be
kept safe. Contact your training provider if you don’t receive this document. 

What does this mean for employers?

Your apprentice will transition to the course by January 1st 2022 at the
latest. If you are doing on-site workplace-based training you might like to
help your apprentice complete any subjects they have started, so they don’t
lose any work.

Its also an opportunity to switch training providers if you aren’t happy with
your current training provider. If you’ve thought about how you can get better
quality, customised on-site training for your apprentice, now is the time to do
it. All RTOs and TAFEs must issue transcripts with completed subjects and enrol
all current apprentices in the new course by January 1st, so this is the
perfect time to make the switch to better quality training.

Please feel free to contact Painting Apprenticeships if you have any questions:

Nigel Gorman: 0411 376 494

Jo Kirley: 0413 345 595