Master Painters Association Queensland

Industry Outcomes,
Industry Performance.
Industry Training

Master Painters Association Queensland is a Union of Employers and the Peak Industry body for Painting and Decorating.

"Established by Painters for Painters" Master Painters Association Queensland represents the interests of individuals and companies conducting business in the painting, decorating and sign writing trades.

Master Painters Association Queensland strives to encourage and recognise the highest standards of trade craftsmanship and ethical business practice.

Principal Objectives:

  • Assist in the interests of its members and their business to ensure the professional standards of the industry are upheld.
  • Provided members with the latest industry updates to ensure legislations and OH&S requirements are met.
  • Make a valuable contribution to its members and in particular, to the industry as a whole.
  • Deliver the highest quality of accredited training and assessments to members, affiliated industry providers, tradesman and the general public within the painting and decorating industry.

Certificate III Painting and Decorating Online – Federal Press Release


Master Painters Australia does not support an online Qualification Certificate III Painting and Decorating training package. However, Master Painters Australia does acknowledge there are some parts of some competencies to help underpin their knowledge are able to be delivered online, but not all 27 competencies.

Please click below to read further.

MPAL Press Relase Cert III Online

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National Paint Product Stewardship Scheme


The Australian Government has now listed waste paint as a Priority Product for the development of a stewardship program under the Product Stewardship Act 2011.

The proposed scheme will, for the first time, allow trade painters a safe and reliable mechanism to deal with their waste.  The scheme will further build on APMF/SV pre-existing research into improved methods of paint recycling  and other beneficial disposal methods.

For more information click below:

National Paint Product Stewardship Scheme

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Employer Looking for Apprentices

We have had an enquiry requesting “Help”.

A large employer is looking for apprentices in the following area’s:

Townsville x 1
Sunshine Coast x 1
Brisbane x 2
Gold Coast x 1

If you know of anyone that is looking for an apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating please contact us.

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News Update – National Licensing Scheme

The Council of Australian Governments held its 36th meeting today in Canberra.  It was the first meeting for the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

The Commonwealth respects the States and Territories (the States) are sovereign in their own sphere.  They should be able to get on with delivering on their responsibilities, with approprate accountablility and without unnecessary interference from the Commonwealth.

Click below to read full report

COAG communique — FINAL

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New Member Benefits

Do you want to save $$$$$

MPAQ are proud to announce our partnership with Affinity Alliance to bring new services to our members.   

There is a wide range of services available,  that will be of benefit to your business as well as your family.  These services range from Vehicle purchasing through to holidays, movies and shopping. 

Please log in to the ‘Members Area’ to find out how to access these new benefits and start saving!!!!!.

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