It would be very right to say that all the industries are interrelated and dependent on each other for many uncountable things. Painting industry goes hand in hand with building and construction and a lot many other things.

As Australia is expanding across its length and breadth, the scope for this field is also increasing. Students taking up courses in this discipline get easily employed and are nicely paid.

The painting represents a large and important segment of the Australian Construction division. Over the past five years, the bulk of painting work has been generated in the residential building market, including painting the installations, structural components, frameworks, roof trusses, cladding, timber, architraves, cabinets, etc.

Painting is one of the most promising trades one can opt for.

Here is a brief of Painting courses offered in Australia.

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ANZSCO Code: 332211 – Painting Trades Workers

What Do Painting Trades Workers Do?
  • Apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures


Tasks Include
  • Erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
  • Preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
  • Selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
  • Applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
  • Hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
  • Cleaning equipment and work areas
  • May repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
  • May lay and repair wall and floor tiles


Visa Options for Immigration Per MLTSSL
  • 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • 189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189) - Points-Tested
  • 190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 407 - Training visa (subclass 407)
  • 485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) - Graduate Work
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated
  • 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated
  • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) – Medium Term Stream
  • 187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)


Occupations Include
  • 332211 Painting Trades Worker


Specialisations Include
  • Paperhanger

Core Subject List

  • Handle carpentry materials
  • Install and replace windows and doors
  • Construct timber external stairs
  • Use carpentry tools and equipment
  • Construct wall frames
  • Install flooring systems
  • Construct ceiling frames


  • Certificate III