Onsite Training

The construction industry has always been concerned about releasing their apprentices for block training (training conducted at a training centre). Several years ago, a method of onsite training was developed for painting and decorating apprentices. The MPA have provided this onsite training method since 2010.

Onsite training allows apprentices to work through task based workbooks, which contain both theoretical and practical components, at their place of work. MPA staff are available to support either the employer or the apprentice at any time.

How is Onsite Training Delivered?

During the initial signup process the apprentice will receive 3 workbooks to begin their apprenticeship. The apprentice must work their way through each book, taking photographic evidence as they do so. Photographic equipment can be purchased from MPA if necessary. MPA Trainers will visit each apprentice quarterly, whereupon they will collect the workbooks and photographs.


There are many benefits to this model of training. Onsite training allows the apprentice to stay within the workplace for their apprenticeship, gaining valuable experience. Consequently, the employer will take an active role in the apprenticeship for its full duration, and will not have to release their employee for block training.  It’s also relevant to note that the apprentice will save money in travel costs.

Why Choose Master Painters?

The MPA is currently one of the only RTO's capable of delivering onsite training to all apprentices throughout Queensland. The MPA is an approved RTO provider able to offer the elective competencies required to meet the full requirements of the QBCC.  Our recommendation is to complete "BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management" and "CPCCSP3003A  Apply trowelled texture coat finishes".  These chosen electives help ready your apprentice if they wish to become QBCC licenced in the future.  

But more than this, the MPA is synonymous with best-in-class standards of trade craftsmanship and ethical codes of practice. An accreditation from the MPA is the best possible way of beginning one’s career as a painter and decorator.


Further Information

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