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Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

Code: MSM30216

Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

Methods of delivery

Qualification level

Certificate III

Training options

Apprenticeship / Traineeship
School-based Apprenticeship / Traineeship
This qualification provides the trade-level competencies required to perform the wide range of surface preparation and protective coating application operations that occur across a range of heavy industry, ships and infrastructure.
People with this qualification would be expected to work under routine supervision only, preparing surfaces and/or applying protective coatings in accordance with a provided technical specification. They would be expected to recognise situations where the intended approach was not appropriate/not working and take appropriate action to ensure the final result is satisfactory.
People with this qualification may be expected to undertake some combination of:
- abrasively blast clean surfaces to Australian Standard requirements and in accordance with the specification
- prepare surfaces for coating as required by the specification
- apply liquid protective surface coatings
- apply solid polymer surface coatings (this is usually a specialised area).
They may work in a manufacturer's factory or they may work as contractors on the site of the plant/ship/infrastructure.