Painting and decorating is a creative outlet perfect for those who love to work with their hands and on their feet! So, whether you want to redecorate at home or start a business as a painter and decorator for residential or commercial projects, this course is ideal for you.
Certificate of Painting and Decorating is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge required to paint and decorate for yourself or a business project.
Throughout this painting and decorating course, you will learn about paint tools, techniques, special effects, and how to incorporate wallpapers and tiles to apply impressive finishes to surfaces.
You will also learn about the variety of ways to finish surfaces for interiors and exteriors using stains and protective coatings.
On completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to prepare, finish and protect surfaces as a painter and decorator.
Unit - Painting and Decorating
Unit 1 – Introduction
Preparation tools & equipment
Painting & decorating tools & equipment
Types of brushes
Types of rollers
Essential safety equipment
Unit 2 – Paints
What are paints?
How paints work
Types of paints
Interior vs exterior uses
Oil enamel and water-based enamel
What to paint a surface with
Use of primers
Painting bricks, concrete and cement
Unit 3 – Preparation for Painting
Stages of preparation
Preparing to paint
Using masking tape
Using ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Safe preparation of old lead paints
Preparing different surfaces
Brick surfaces, cement surfaces
Fibrous cement and concrete surfaces
Stone and mudbrick and plaster
Metal and wood
Unit 4 – Painting methods/techniques
Before you paint
Choosing and using brushes
Creating and applying textured finishes
Unit 5 – Special paint effects
Stencilling equipment and techniques
Stencilling on wood
Using paint in the garden
Wall or fence painting
Unit 6 – Wallpapering
Types of paper
Planning the job
Purchasing the paper
Choosing the right paste
Removing old wallpaper
Deciding where to start
Cutting the paper
Applying the past
Booking the paper
Maintenance and repairs
Unit 7 – Tiling
Reasons to use tiles
Types of tiles
Where to use different tiles
Preparing to tile
Preparing floors for tiling
Preparing walls for tiling
How to tile a floor
Tiling a walk
Removing or replacing tiles
Painting over tiles
Unit 8 – Panelling
Wall paneling (interior and exterior)
Installing interior stone veneer
Installing interior brick veneer
Installing timber panels
Installing self-adhesive panels
Unit 9 -Other Surface Treatments
Interior vs exterior finishes
Preparation of outdoor timber surfaces
Applying a whitewash
Getting a smooth finish using polyurethane
Oils and waxes
Applying oils to outdoor furniture
Making your own healthier paints
Tallow and lime-based coating
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.