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Certificate of Qualification 404D

Painter & Decorator (Industrial)

A Painter & Decorator (Industrial) is a skilled tradesperson who applies paint, coatings, and other protective finishes to industrial surfaces, such as pipes, tanks, and machinery. They must have a good understanding of surface preparation, paint application techniques, and safety regulations. Painter & Decorator (Industrial) may also be responsible for removing old paint and rust, cleaning and sandblasting surfaces, and applying primers and sealants. They work in a variety of industrial 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

  • Physical endurance, flexibility & strength

  • Comfortable working on elevated work platforms & scaffolding

  • Attention to detail, problem solving & job planning

  • Strong communication, reading & numeracy

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


6000 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 employed

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interpret blueprints and specifications accurately.

  • Ready surfaces for industrial applications.

  • Blend coatings according to manufacturer's specifications.

  • Apply coatings using brushes, rollers, or spray equipment.

  • Enforce quality control measures.

  • Construct and assemble scaffolding and other necessary access equipment.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $35/hr 


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