Are you a painter thinking about migrating to Australia?
With one of the world's strongest economies, high pay rates and a booming construction industry, Australia is a great place to be a painter!
To work on many job-sites, be a supervisor, or start a business, you must have the Australian qualification for painters, which is called Certificate III Painting and Decorating. You can only get this qualification from government accredited colleges called Registered Training Organisations.
To help painters from overseas, the National Institute of Painting and Decorating has created an on-line version of this course, which allows painters anywhere in the world to upload evidence or their practical skills and answer the knowledge based questions. Once you upload all your evidence, you may be issued the qualification through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning. You can do all this before you even get to Australia.
You must have a minimum of four years experience as a painter to apply for this course. It costs A$3000 and will result in a recognised qualification.