Although there is no separate painting licence in South Australia, any person wishing to perform painting or decorating work, must have a building work contractors licence. The Consumer and Business Services (CBS) regulates this licence. Within this licence, aspiring painters can choose to specialise in painting and decorating. Individuals and businesses can both be licensed under this category.
To apply for the building work contractors licence with a painting and decorating specialisation, you must have the applicable nationally recognised qualification, which is CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating. You may also apply with an RPL recognised equivalent qualification.
Other requirements include completing and submitting a National Police Check that is no more than 12 months old.
Keep in mind that licensing requirements can change from time to time and you need to keep an eye on these for regular updates.
How to Apply
The CBS website contains the application form as well as checklists and information about the applicable fees.
Applications, along with the fees and supporting documents may be lodged at the CBS Customer Service Centre in 91 Grenfell St, Adelaide.
For more information for the current licensing requirements in South Australia, click here.
Next Steps for your license
Skill recognition is critical for obtaining a licence. But getting your licence is easy when you choose Skills Certififed Australia. Skills Certififed Australia is not a registered training organisation or licensing body.
Talk to Skills Certified Australia about your goals, and we'll connect you with the right resources and help you get your certification. We'll connect you with our partner Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), who have specialists that can help you in achieving your goals. A consultant will work with you to create a portfolio that will serve as evidence of your work experience and will have a list of your qualifications. If you have any weaknesses and need further training, the RTO may assign a trainer to assist you in improving.
Skills Certified Australia’s partner RTOs can help you gain qualifications that are nationally recognised and are equivalent to those gained via full-time education. Qualifications will bring you one step closer to getting a licence. If you have any questions, please call 13 17 75.