Aspiring painters must be confident in their abilities and equipped with all the practical skills necessary for industrial, commercial, or residential painting and decorating projects. When you have a painter's licence, it is proof of your proficiency in planning and executing painting tasks, such as colour matching, wallpaper installation, ornamental finishing touches, and safely handling lead paint and asbestos. With a painter’s licence in QLD, you'll be able to undertake independent projects without supervision in Queensland.
Anyone who wishes to undertake any painting work valued at more than $3,300, including materials and labour, must have a painter's licence.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) issues painter's licences in QLD. They are also known as trade contractor licences under the painting and decorating class, which has three licence grades:
- Site Supervisor for individuals working as employees of licensed contractors.
- Nominee Supervisor for individuals supervising work on behalf of a company.
- Trade Contractor is the full licence.
To obtain a painting and decorating licence in Queensland, you need to meet any one of the following requirements:
- Painting and decorating apprenticeship with additional competency unit in trowelled texture coat finishes (CPCCCSP3003A)
- CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating or equivalent
- An equivalent RPL certificate of recognition
- A statement of attainment for the required competencies
Keep in mind that these requirements are subject to change. For more information on any changes to the licensing requirements in Queensland, visit the QBCC website.
How to Apply
Follow these simple steps to apply for your painting and decorating licence in Queensland:
- Download and complete the Trade Contractor's Licence Application Form, providing information regarding your technical qualifications, proof of identity, and financial information.
- Submit the completed application along with supporting documents, such as CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating or equivalent recognition certificate and your licence fee in person or by mail to your nearest QBCC office.
If you don't have a CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating or any equivalent recognition certificate, you could still apply for a licence if you have completed an apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could obtain an equivalent qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
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