Painting practitioner registration

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS - EXAMINATION PATHWAYS SET 2 AND SET 4 HAVE CEASED EFFECTIVE 31 AUGUST 2018 AND ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (WA) have been amended, removing the Building Services Board examinations as a qualification pathway for painting practitioner registration.

Currently, painting practitioner applicants under set 2 and 4 are required to demonstrate sufficient experience equivalent to that possessed by a person who has completed the 52202 Course in Painter’s Registration.  The regulations currently allow the Board to conduct examinations to assess this knowledge and skill in relation to painting work. The examinations will only be available between February and June 2018, and applications need to be submitted by 31 August 2018.

If you are intending to undertake, or currently undertaking, Board examinations, you need to be aware of the limited time available. Further information is available by calling Licensing Services on 1300 304 064. 

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Once you have completed and passed all examinations, Licensing Services must receive your complete application for practitioner registration before 31 August 2018.

New registrations (first time)

In Western Australia, registering as a painting practitioner permits you to:

  • be a 'nominated supervisor' for a registered painting contractor;
  • use the title 'registered painting practitioner'; and
  • be employed by or subcontract to a registered painting contractor person or company.

If you are an individual who wishes to contract directly with others to provide painting work valued at $1,000 or more, you must be registered as painting practitioner and a painting contractor (individual). Registering as a painting practitioner does not authorise a person to provide services as a painting contractor.

When considering an application for registration as a painting practitioner the Board considers among other factors, the applicant’s qualifications, experience and fitness to be registered.

How do I apply?

To apply for registration as a painting practitioner you must complete an application form from one of the sets below. Choose the set with the requirements that best match your qualifications and experience.

When you have completed the application form submit it to the Building Commission with supporting documentation and applicable fees.

Time frame for application processing

Most painting practitioner applications are determined within seven weeks. Please assist by submitting all the information required in your application and allow sufficient time for it to be fully assessed.

Sets and application forms

Set 1

To apply under set 1, you must have the following qualifications and experience:

Required qualification

  • Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and two units offered as part of the Course in Painter's Registration in small business management and estimating and specification; or
  • an equivalent qualification as determined by the Board.

Required experience

  • Completed an apprenticeship in painting; or
  • at least the equivalent of four years of full-time experience in carrying out painting work.

Set 1 – Painting practitioner registration application form (Form 17)

Set 2 has ceased effective 31 August and is no longer available

IMPORTANT

Please refer to the board examinations page to find out about the proposed removal of this qualification pathway.

Set 3

To apply under set 3, you must have the following qualifications and experience:

Required qualification

  • Completed the course in Painters' Registration, or an equivalent qualification.

Required experience

  • Five years of experience in carrying out painting work.

Set 3 – Painting practitioner registration application form (Form 19)

Set 4 has ceased effective 31 August and is no longer available

IMPORTANT

Please refer to the board examinations page to find out about the proposed removal of this qualification pathway.

Qualifications and experience

To apply for registration as a painting practitioner you must be able to document that you have the required qualifications and experience. For more information see 'Documenting your experience and qualifications'.

Still unsure which set to use?

If you are unsure which set to apply under or any of the above information, contact the Building Commission on 1300 489 099 or email bcinfo@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

Mutual recognition

For information on mutual recognition, see the mutual recognition web page.

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