National course code: MSM30216

Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application

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Overview About this course

Master the skills to prepare metal surfaces of heavy industrial machinery, ships and infrastructure, using abrasive blast-cleaning techniques. You’ll pair that knowledge with highly specific protective finishing methods and be in demand across the industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use abrasive blasting techniques Prepare surfaces (typically metal) Apply various protective coating application operations to technical specifications Use safe and environmentally sustainable work practices

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience working in a workshop environment on tasks such as abrasive blasting, surface preparation and coating application

  • Practise following highly detailed specifications to meet Australian standards

  • A trade-level qualification

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Completed at least Year 10 of high school

  • Good English, maths and communication skills

  • The ability to work as part of a team

  • Strong spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination and aptitude for practical skills

  • The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights if required

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Protective coatings paint applicator and Abrasive blaster

Licensing

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Study pathways

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 31 Units of competency, including 11 core and 20 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Work safely MSMWHS200

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

  • Perform computations MEM12024A

  • Interact with computing technology MEM16008A

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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