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Become a Registered Painter and Decorator in Western Australia

Registered Painter

Are you considering operating a painting and decorating business in Western Australia? WA law mandates that any painting contractor invoicing for painting and decorating work valued over $1,000 must be registered.

MPA Skills is a trusted partner in the licensing space and offers courses that meet the requirements for painters and decorators seeking registration in WA. We provide Business, Estimation, Surface Preparation, and the Trade Test on a full-time and part-time study load. Some of these courses are also available for online study. Please check the individual course information on our website.

However, there are prerequisites to taking these courses, which include completing the CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating through an apprenticeship, holding a relevant superseded qualification equivalent to an apprenticeship, or having five years of experience in carrying out painting work. In these cases,  you will only need to take the Business and Estimation courses to become registered.

If you do not meet the requirements, such as having an overseas qualification that only partially equates to the CPC30620, then you will need to complete all four courses (Business, Estimation, Surface Preparation, and Trade Test) to fulfill the registration requirements in WA. If you are unsure about your work experience or qualification requirements, you can get in touch with the Building and Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.


For further information about enrolling into the courses, email or call (08) 9471 6600 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.