Training 2017-10-12T15:04:11+00:00

Accredited & Non-Accredited Training

Dundee Rock initially provides non-accredited training on-country with general refurbishment projects. Permanent team members are provided with opportunities to upskill with accredited training across a variety of courses both online and with Charles Darwin University.

Our partnership with Duratec (DDR) offers robust industrial skillset programs in areas such as earthworks and painting and blasting.

Dundee Rock is a member of the National Institute of Painting and Decorating, which is the peak professional body for the Australian and Pacific painting industry. It provides us with up to date information and advice on;

  • The latest paint technology
  • National Workplace Health and Safety legislation
  • Australian and International Standards
  • Licensing requirements
  • Nationally recognised training qualifications
  • Business Development
  • Employment and Professional Development
  • On-line and E-Learning Training Resources
  • Apprenticeships

As the painting industry moves to national standards and legislation, it is important that Dundee Rock and our employees keep up to date. The benefits of ongoing training include:

  • Safer Work Practices
  • Higher quality work
  • A more professional image to consumers
  • Better efficiency
  • A more flexible work force
  • Better pay
  • Improved EPA and WHS legislation compliance

Here’s a snapshot of training courses…

Lead Paint & Asbestos Awareness Course

Lead and asbestos are classed as a high-risk hazard by Safe Work Australia, and the various WorkSafe authorities.

This short course is designed to help painting contractors train their staff to identify lead and asbestos, how to take protective measures, what their obligations are, and how to safely handle it.


  • Understanding lead and asbestos hazards
  • Lead paint testing
  • Identifying asbestos
  • Lead paint abatement procedures
  • Lead paint and asbestos encapsulation
  • Australian Standards
  • Safety requirements

Industrial Protective Coatings Course

This course is designed for painters using protective coatings on commercial projects, and hand applied coatings on mining projects. It provides an introduction to anti-corrosion coatings and concrete water-proofing.


  • Understanding specifications
  • Epoxy Mastic
  • Two-pack polyurethane
  • Micaceous Iron Oxide
  • Preparation techniques
  • Wet and Dry film thickness testing
  • Corrosion theory and prevention methodology
  • Identifying faults and troubleshooting defects

Anti-Graffiti Coatings

CPCCPD3029A Remove Graffiti and Apply Protective Coatings

A surface can be ‘protected’, making it easier to remove graffiti from it without visible damage. A number of products are available to seal the surface with a protective coating. The use of protective coatings can:

  • make removal easier and more effective
  • reduce the harmful physical effects of graffiti materials on a surface, and
  • reduce the harmful physical effects of the removal process itself.

There are many variables and points for caution in the match of surface material, coating and removal products. It may not be wise to use permanent coatings on sandstone, especially ‘heritage’ sandstone. Certain solvents may still be able to easily remove some ‘permanent’ coatings and some solvents may cause more damage than the graffiti. Broadly, there are two types of coating: sacrificial and non-sacrificial (permanent).

This course focuses on:

  • Removal methods
  • Types of anti-graffiti coatings
  • Application process of protective coatings

Intumescent Coatings

Intumescent Coatings are Fire Retardant Coatings. Learn how to use, apply, and test them to specification.

Intumescent coatings are used on structural steel, fire proof doors, and the exterior of homes in fire prone areas.

The course covers:

  • chemical properties of the coating carbon supplier; acid source and expanding agent
  • coating requirements for structural metal work, including coating performance differences between hollow and concrete filled structures
  • coating requirements for timber
  • compatibility of coatings to substrates
  • fire resistance level (FRL) rating of intumescent coatings for a range of construction materials
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
  • material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management
  • painting and decorating terminology
  • plans, drawings and specifications
  • processes for the calculation of material requirements
  • quality requirements
  • volume solids behaviour and impact on intumescent coatings performance.

Certificate III Painting and Decorating

Why Get Qualified?

CPC30611 Certificate III Painting and Decorating is the nationally recognised qualification for painters. In many Australian states, you must be qualified to be licensed or registered as a painting contractor.

You may be most of the way to a qualification and not realise it! Even if you have never formally studied or been trained as a painter in Australia, you may be able to have the skills you have gained through your work, or life experience recognised. You may be eligible for government assistance to complete your training. Registered Training Organisations can help you get your skills recognised.

You can complete Certificate III Painting and Decorating by one of the following:

  1. Completing an apprenticeship
  2. Completing the course on your work-site
  3. Completing an RPL Skills Assessment and any required gap training.
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