The purpose of this qualification is to train the learner to operate and qualify as a Painter artisan. The Painter must
be able to prepare a variety of substrates – using hand and power tools – for painting, use basic, intermediate and
advanced painting techniques involving brushes, rollers, to paint substrates in either decorative or industrial
environments and on new or previously painted surfaces.

Course Overview

The learners will attend institutionalised training at our centres which are situated in Cape Town, Kya Sands and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). The course is broken up into three sessions of 8 weeks per year over a period of three years. In year 1 they will focus on Hand skills and tools, the introduction to the painting industry, and painting of all new surfaces on concrete, plaster, PVC and metal surfaces.

In year 2 they focus on the painting of existing painted surfaces on concrete, plaster, PVC and metal surfaces and the painting of new floors.

Then in year 3 they will focus on the fitting of domestic glazing, painting of roofs gutters and downpipes and wooden surfaces and the painting of pre-painted floors.

Recommended Entry Criteria

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Grade 9
    Second language
    Science and 2 other subjects OR a four subject National Technical Certificate N1
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  • Orientation
  • Erect and dismantle scaffolding
  •  Basic painting knowledge for new surfaces
  • Basic colour theory
  • Interpret basic drawings
  • Paint plastered surfaces
  • Paint concrete brick and rhino board surfaces
  • Paint roofs, gutters and down pipes
  • Paint PVC surfaces
  • Paint non-ferrous / ferrous metals
  • Paint wooden surfaces
  • Paint floor surfaces
  • Repaint plastered surfaces
  • Repaint concrete, rhino board and brick surfaces
  • Repaint gutters, roofs and down pipes
  • Repaint PVC surfaces
  • Repaint ferrous, non-ferrous metals
  • Repaint wooden surfaces
  • Repaint floor surfaces
  • Fit domestic glazing
  • Optional tasks
  • Hang wallpaper
  • Redecorate wallpaper