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Painting and Decorating Licence

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    Licensing

    Licensing Body

    Fair Trading NSW is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in NSW. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in NSW, including painting, valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in QLD. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in QLD, including painting, valued at more than $3300 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    Victoria Building Association (VBA) is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in VIC. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in VIC, including painting, valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    SA Government is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in SA. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in SA, including painting.

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    ACT Government is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in ACT. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in ACT, including painting, that is valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    WA Government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in WA. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in WA, including painting, that is valued at more than $20,000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    NT Business and Industry is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in NT. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in NT, including painting, that is valued at more than $12,000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

    Licensing Body

    TAS Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) is the regulator and issuing body for painting licenses in TAS. You must have a licence before you do any residential building work in TAS, including painting, that is valued at more than $5000 (incl GST) in labour and materials.

     

    Licence Requirements

    Before you are able to apply for your painting licence, you must complete a painting and decorating qualification such as:

    CPC30620 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

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    General

    • You will require a painters licence in most states across Australia. This ensures that you comply with regulations and standards. For example, in NSW, painters need a licence to perform any residential building and construction work, including strata, valued at more than $5000 in labour and materials. Holding a painting licence also ensures you meet the requirements of any regulating bodies which will avoid you incurring penalties or fines. You can also legally market your services and initiate contracts/tenders, both of which ensure you earn more than unlicensed painters.

    • To become a licensed painter, you need to meet the minimum requirements in your state. For example, in NSW, here are the steps to becoming a licensed painter:

      1. Complete a painting and decorating qualification with Qualify Me.
      2. Undertake construction induction training and obtain a White Card.
      3. Apply to Fair Trading NSW for your painting licence.

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