If you have experience in the building and construction industry, Master Builders can help get your skills, knowledge and experience recognised.

Master Builders CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating Onsite RPL program is designed to formally recognise skills already gained through on-the-job painting and decorating related experience through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification in CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.


Onsite Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This Onsite RPL program involves demonstration and assessment of your skills, knowledge and experience. The RPL process involves a Master Builders Assessor visiting you at your worksite to conduct practical assessments while you perform painting and decorating tasks. During the program, you will also be assessed on structured knowledge questions and receive guidance to gather and compile a portfolio of evidence required to demonstrate competency in CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating.

For detailed information about the program including units of competency that will be covered, download the CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (Onsite RPL) course brochure


You will have a six (6) month period in which to complete this Onsite RPL program.


You can enrol and start any time.


Master Builders applies the following entry requirements:

  • You have a minimum of three (3) years full-time (or equivalent) experience in painting and decorating in the construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years)
  • You have a valid White Card (general construction induction card)
  • You are currently working on active projects
  • You are able to provide the details of two (2) referees that have worked with you for 12 months or more and can confirm your work history / experience (Referees must be a qualified / licenced tradesperson in painting / decorating)
  • You are able to answer at least 80% of the technical industry questions correctly during your application process


This training may be subsidised by NSW Government under Smart and Skilled. The following eligibility criteria applies for this subsidy:

  • You are 15 years or older
  • You are no longer attending school
  • You live or work in NSW
  • You are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen

If you are eligible for the government subsidy, your student fee will be determined by NSW Government.

A general guide to fees for this training is as follows:

If you do not hold a previous qualification from $1,500*
If you do hold a previous qualification from $1,790*
If you are not eligible for the NSW Government subsidy $3,950 (members) / $4,250 (non-members) 

Master Builders can only offer Smart and Skilled places for Sydney, Newcastle and Central West residents. This subsidised training is strictly limited and is subject to eligibility criteria. For the best chance to access to this subsidy, apply now! 

Payment of a $1,000.00 enrolment fee is required upon enrolment, and remaining fees are due one month after commencement of the program. All participant fees are GST exempt. Upon successful enrolment, Master Builders will confirm your fee for this training.

Visit to learn more about the Smart and Skilled program.     


Why Choose Us?

  1. Quality - we care about our industry
  2. Recognition - we are respected by the industry
  3. Affordability - we offer cost-effective courses


Quality Training

We (Australian Institute of Waterproofing) are very lucky to have co-joined with the MBA NSW in the training of waterproofers and likeminded professionals via the Cert III course which has been expanded on by the MBA NSW in its presentation and is by far the most professional and thorough of its type in Australia at present.

President of AIW

Simple Process

I was guided through a very simple process that allowed me to have all my years of experience recognised with the formal qualification I needed. I highly recommend the Master Builders to anyone looking to formalise their onsite work experience.

Marco Wendl
Director of High Q Trades

"Fantastic Service"

All the staff and assessors at the MBA have been very helpful and I highly recommend anyone interested in obtaining a building qualification.

Sam Dabboussy
Director of Hemisphere Interiors

"Industry focus"

We have worked with the Master Builders Association now for several years and have found that they best suit our needs. They provide quality training and good service with an industry focus that suits the needs of our franchisees.

Brendan Green
CEO of Hire A Hubby

"Was really happy with the course"

Was really happy with the course and the extent of the things we learnt and put into practice. Will always make sure im usings the correct products and procedures after being taught the right way to do things.

Waterproofing course graduate