Apply decorative paint finishes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCPD3028A, 'Apply decorative paint finishes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained using relevant information, confirmed and applied for planning and preparation purposes.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

1.4. Tools and equipment are selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Materials quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements.

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and regulatory obligations and applied.

2. Prepare application area.

2.1. Area is set up for application processes to suit surfaces to be painted with decorative paint finishes.

2.2. Adjoining surfaces to application area are protected by masking off or covering prior to application of decorative paint finishing materials.

2.3. Ventilation is provided in application area to maintain safety of self and others.

2.4. Measures are taken to ensure application area is dust free.

3. Apply mirror paint finish.

3.1. Paint viscosity is adjusted to suit climatic conditions and method of application in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications for mirror finishing.

3.2. Prime and intermediate coats are applied to specifications, allowed to dry thoroughly and sanded to a smooth, even finish.

3.3. Final coat is applied without imperfections, flowing out to an even, smooth finish in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications.

4. Apply broken colour effects.

4.1. Ground coat to specified colour and consistency is applied evenly to prepared surface for broken colour effects.

4.2. Scumble glaze is applied to prepared ground and desired broken colour effect is produced to match sample in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications.

4.3. Clear coating is applied to achieve an even finish to specified sheen level in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications.

5. Apply modern acrylic finishes

5.1. Acrylic finishes are applied to achieve an even finish in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications

6. Apply lining by brush.

6.1. Lining work is selected and set out to designed effect on prepared surface to specifications.

6.2. Paint materials, applicators and brushware are identified and selected in accordance with suitability of use for lining application and job specifications.

6.3. Specified application techniques are applied to produce designed lining work effects and finish in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications.

7. Apply basic stencilling

7.1. Stencil design is selected and laid out onto recommended material.

7.2. Specified transfer method, is used and design is cut accurately using a 'register' mark.

7.3. Initial stencil is placed and taped to designed location and paint is applied to produce colour to specifications.

8. Apply basic special finishes

8.1. Special effect materials, applicators and brushware are identified and selected in accordance with suitability of use for application of special finishes and job specifications.

8.2. A range of traditional and modern special finishes are applied to produce specified effects and finish in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or job specifications.

9. Clean up and store equipment.

9.1. Special effect painting equipment and spray painting equipment are dismantled, cleaned, maintained and stored.

9.2. Waste and unwanted materials are removed and placed into job waste bins or rubbish stockpile in a safe and effective manner in accordance with sound work practices compliant with environmental requirements.

9.3. Unused materials are sealed and stored/stacked in accordance with standard material handling practices and techniques and company requirements.

9.4. Paint waste, water and solvents used in cleaning painting equipment are disposed of in an environmentally sustainable manner and in accordance with relevant legislative requirements

9.5. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

9.6. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCPD3028A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating