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Painting and Decoration

Study Painting and Decoration in Australia

Painters and decorators apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate interior and exterior surfaces of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings and other structures.

Employment Prospects
Number of Workers in 2025 Industrial Growth within 4 years Gender Share
40,900 2.7% 4% of workers are female
Entry Condition
  • IELTS 5.5
Intakes Dates
  • Monthly (TAFE – February or July only)
Subject List
  • Apply paint by spray
  • Apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray
  • Match specified paint colour
  • Apply decorative paint finishes
  • Remove graffiti and apply protective coatings
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
Study Options
  • Certificate III(2 years) + Graduate Visa – Subclass 485 (1.5 years)
  • Certificate III + IV (2 years) + Graduate Visa – Subclass 485 (1.5 years)
Career Outcomes
  • Painter