Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship


Westvic Staffing Solutions have an opportunity to be a part of a booming industry.  Working in Painting and Decorating is a fantastic trade to build your career.


Apprenticeship Duties

As an Apprentice, you will be exposed to a wide range of hands-on tasks, including:

  • Erect scaffolding, cradles and ladders and place drop sheets to protect areas from dripping paint.
  • Remove old paint or paper using sanders, scrapers, blowtorches, liquid paint removers and steam strippers as appropriate.
  • Prepare surfaces by fixing woodwork, filling or sealing holes, cracks and joints, and washing them down to remove dust and grease.
  • Select and prepare paints to match colours by the addition of tints.
  • Brush, roll or spray paints, stains, varnishes and other finishes.
  • When wallpapering, set out the area according to the pattern match and starting point in the room, cut the paper to the appropriate length, apply paste to the back of each strip and hang the paper on the wall, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles
  • Spray paint surfaces using a spray gun or specialized equipment.
  • Apply decorative paint finishes such as stencils, colour glaze, graining, marbling and lettering.
  • Wash equipment and clean work areas.


To be considered for this opportunity you will have a good work ethic, a strong interest in the industry and the desire to learn new skills. 


The successful candidate for this position will have the following:

  • A driver’s licence is essential
  • A willingness to learn.
  • An honest and reliable attitude, committed to contributing to a team environment.
  • A reasonable fitness level and willingness to work in Ballarat’s elements.


To find out more about this exciting opportunity and to view a copy of the position description please click here.


For further enquiries please contact Natalie Nayler on 0455 963159.


Applications close on Friday 3rd August 2024 at 5:00pm

Application Form

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