Estimating Course

A successful contractor is able to quickly and accurately perform an estimation on key elements for any given job:

  • How many man-hours are required to complete the job
  • The volume of materials required to complete the work
  • Any other expenses that the job is likely to incur

For this reason, the Master Painters Association of Queensland offers an Estimating Course to candidates who meet at least one of the following three conditions of entry:

  1. The candidate has completed a Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  2. The candidate can demonstrate skills and experience in painting and decorating in a practical skills test, or that they are deemed by the Building Commission to merit special entry.
  3. The candidate has worked full-time in the painting and decorating industry for approximately 5 years.


The cost of the course is:

  • $330 including GST for Master Painters Queensland members
  • $440 including GST for non-members

Course Outline

The Estimating Course covers the following competencies:

  • Defining and Calculation Costs
  • Estimating
  • Specifications
  • Bills of quantity
  • Plans
  • Contract and Records

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Further Information

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