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Painting Trades Workers apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 46,400 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
In 2016, employers in most locations (except Western Australia) found it hard to fill vacancies for Painting Trades Workers. To find out more, view the Department of Employment's latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.
A Certificate III including at least 2 years of on-the-job training, or a Certificate IV, or at least 3 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Around half of workers have a Certificate III/IV. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Some additional tickets may also be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Painting Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hard working.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Materials, methods, and the tools used to construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Getting a group of people to work together to finish a task.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Doing things that use of your arms and legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.