Certificate II in Building and Construction - Painting and Decorating (VET in Schools)

Course Code
Course Type
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: To successfully obtain Nationally Accredited Qualifications students will usually be required to attend over a two year period during their VCE or VCAL studies. Please be aware that completion of this VETiS course doesn't give full completion of a pre-apprenticeship. VET in School qualifications are undertaken over a two (2) year period with students attending one (1) day per week
Course Cost
Students should consult with their Career's Advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator to obtain further information on program costs..
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Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014

All enquiries should be forwarded to the students school career advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to provide training for students who plan to gain employment as an apprentice painter and decorator in the building and construction industry. In this course, students can develop skills in painting, wall papering, wood graining, marbling, spray painting and stencilling.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be eligible to be assessed for a National Certificate of Competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Painter
  • Decorator
  • Retail Assistant - Paint or Hardware
  • Signwriter
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Engraver
  • Floor Finisher
  • Industrial Spray Painter
  • Interior Decorator
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plasterer
  • Screen Printer
  • Stencil Preparer
  • Visual Merchandiser

Entry Requirements

To undertake a VETiS Program with GippsTAFE participants must be enrolled with a secondary education provider or school


This is VCE VET accredited course

This course does not contain a VCE Scored Assessment

VCE Students will be eligible for a 10% increment in their ATAR Score

Course participants will be eligible to apply for TWO Block Credits for Units 1 & 2 in their first year

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate III Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship)
  • Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • Certificate IV in Arts (Interior Design)
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • Diploma in Arts (Interior Decoration and Design)
  • Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)