Painting & Decorating

Unlock your creativity and embark on a colourful career at NCAT with our Painting and Decorating Program! Whether you're passionate about transforming spaces or expressing yourself through art, our program offers a gateway to a fulfilling profession. The College fosters an inclusive environment where both male and female students thrive, breaking gender stereotypes in the industry.

The 22614VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Painting & Decorating) Pre-apprenticeship is an introduction to the Building and Construction industry and a pathway into an apprenticeship in this area. The course helps students make an informed choice of vocation or career path.

Endorsed by esteemed organisations like Master Painters Victoria, our program ensures top-notch education and industry recognition. Beyond mastering essential skills, you’ll explore diverse career pathways, from residential and commercial painting to interior decoration and restoration projects. Join us and unleash your talent while shaping vibrant futures!

Painting and Decorating enables you to:


Learn basic building and construction concepts, theory and terminology


Use Painting & Decorating tools and equipment to demonstrate skills for various team tasks and individual projects


Gain an understanding in surface preparation, paint application techniques, stain and clear timber finishes, application of protective coatings to metal surfaces, applying wallpaper, spray application techniques and mixing paint colours


Work safely at heights (using scaffolding, ladders and trestle systems)


Work safely in the construction industry