Start a decorating and painting apprenticeship
Painting trade workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate the surfaces of buildings and other structures. A decorating and painting apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain hands on experience in this exciting field while you work towards a nationally recognised qualification.
How to become a decorator and painter?
There can be so much pressure to pick the right career, that’s why here at Skill Hire we offer helpful and insightful advice that helps to choose a career you’ll love. If you’ve not yet seen them, have a read of our latest tips on Choosing where to specialise and How to Become a Painter if that’s the career you want to pursue.
By undertaking a decorating and painting apprenticeship with Skill Hire, you’ll be able to make your start in this high demand profession and enjoy continued employment, regular income, national accreditation and a dedicated field officer that helps you throughout your journey.
What does a decorator and painter do?
Learn more about decorating and painting apprenticeships…
While job roles can vary, decorators and painters are likely to be exposed to the following tasks:
- Erect scaffolding and ladders, placing drop sheets to protect surfaces
- Preparing surfaces by removing old covers, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks and smoothing and sealing surfaces
- Selecting and preparing paints by mixing pigment, oil, thinning and drying additives
- Repairing windows and replacing glass in frames
- Lay and repair wall and floor tiles
- Plus much more!
The number of painters in Australia has remained steady. With the total number of people working as painters being expected to grow to 54,100 by 2023, there is a projected 3,800 job openings each year.
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5 year job growth
Anticipated new roles
Want to start your decorating and painting apprenticeship?
To commence a decorating and painting apprenticeship with Skill Hire, you will need to;
- be an Australian citizen; or hold an appropriate work visa
- be at least 15 years of age
- have completed a relevant pre-apprenticeship
Delivery Locations: All metro and regional areas
Average Duration: Approximately 48 months
Cost of Program: Free! All training costs reimbursed by us.
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