New Zealand Certificate in Painting and Decorating

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Painting, Decorating, Sign Writing and Other Finishes


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the painting and decorating sector with tradespeople who are capable of completing specific painting and decorating work to the level required of a commercially competent tradesperson and providing leadership to others.
This qualification is for people entering or working in the painting and decorating industry.
The strands recognise the specialised knowledge and skills required to work with Spray Systems, Wallcoverings, and Specialised Coatings.
Graduates will be able to work unsupervised and perform to the required safety, technical, quality and productivity standards expected in the painting and decorating industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


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Status one year after study

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

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