apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other finishes to protect, maintain and decorate surfaces of buildings and structures.
erecting scaffolding and ladders, and placing drop sheets to protect adjacent areas from paint splattering
preparing surfaces by removing old paint and wallpaper, fixing woodwork, filling holes and cracks, and smoothing and sealing surfaces
selecting and preparing paints to required colours by mixing portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying additives
applying paints, varnishes and stains to surfaces using brushes, rollers and sprays
hanging wallpaper, matching patterns and trimming edges
cleaning equipment and work areas
may repair windows and replace glass in wooden and metal frames
may lay and repair wall and floor tiles
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.