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Certificate of Qualification 424A

Painter & Decorator (Commercial & Residential)

A Painter & Decorator (Commercial & Residential) is a skilled tradesperson who applies paint, wallpaper, and other decorative finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings, such as homes, offices, and commercial spaces. They must have a good understanding of paint application techniques, color theory, and surface preparation. Painter & Decorator (Commercial & Residential) may also be responsible for repairing and priming surfaces before applying finishes. They work in a variety of settings and must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job. They may also be responsible for selecting and ordering paint and other materials.

Required Skills & Features

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Strong communication, reading & writing, numeracy & problem-solving skills

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:​ 
Approx: $36/hr 


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