Painting practitioner registration scope of work

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The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) registered painting practitioners are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. 

If you need to apply for a WA licence more information is available on the registration page.

Licence identifier: PP00 – PP00000

Scope of work

To act as a nominated supervisor for a registered painting contractor for the application of paint (which includes varnishes and stains), wall paper or a similar substance or material to a building or fixture.

Does not include:

  • industrial painting;
  • the application of paint to a floor, path or driveway composed of concrete or a similar material;
  • the application of a protective coating to a building which has first been treated by abrasive blasting or mechanical cleaning, if both processes are undertaken by the same contractor; or
  • signwriting.

Specific activities

  • can apply paint by brush and roller;
  • can apply paint by spray;
  • can apply texture coat paint finishes by brush, roller and spray;
  • can apply stains and clear timber finishes;
  • can apply wall paper; and
  • can apply decorative finishes.

Compliance requirements in WA

To get a WA registration

  • Must have an appropriate qualification or equivalent
  • Must have appropriate experience
  • Must have an Australian Police Check
  • Must be a fit and proper person to hold a registration
  • Must pay an application fee

To keep a WA registration

  • Must renew the registration every three years

They must comply with the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, Building Regulations 2012, and Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011, Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011 and the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Regulations 2011.


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