Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating may be most suitable to those who’d like to use their creative skills and grit to paint and decorate their pathway to colourful career opportunities   

About Course

  • Course Overview
  • Requirement
  • Outcomes

Painting Trades Worker is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Painting and decorating allows you to really develop your creative and practical skills to get a career in this diverse and fast paced industry. Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for painting trades workers is expected to be above average.

Painting trades workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures. You will be able to paint and decorate for residential and commercial construction.

This course works on the basic skills you will need to succeed in this industry. Throughout the course students will:

  • Develop skills in colour matching.
  • Learn wallpaper applications.
  • Learn how to apply special coating & finishes.
  • Learn preparation techniques.
  • Understand different timber coatings and finishes.
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Reading and interpreting plans/estimating as well as many other internal and external applications.
Common Course Requirements
  • Must have graduated year 10 in home country
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.
Graduate Outcome
  • Full time painters earn an average of $1371.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a painter in Australia are 43 hours per week.
  • Employment for this occupation is expected to remain consistent in the future.
  • Painting tradesworkers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (76 per cent).
  • Painting trades workers can work independently as a sub contractor or as part of a larger construction company.

Course Details

Price (p.a)

$10000 - $15000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Gold Coast, Melbourne

Intake

Monthly

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TEMPORARY GRADUATE VISA

Therefore once you graduate you may be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa. If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

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Solid Plasterer (333212) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Plasterers is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Plasterer is the Certificate III in Solid Plastering.

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Solid Plastering

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Plasterer


Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Solid Plasterer you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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