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What does a Painter do?

A Painter creates works of art using paint as their primary medium. You’ll prepare singular artworks or you might create a collection of pieces. Your work may go on public display at an exhibition or a gallery or you might display it for sale in an art premises or online. Painters come up with their own ideas for art pieces or they may be commissioned to paint a particular work for a buyer. You may specialise in an area of painting such as landscapes, portraits or abstract designs.

Painters need to be highly skilled in their field. You’ll need to have excellent creative qualities and be able to turn your ideas into quality pieces of art. Painters often work with buyers or exhibitors so you’ll need good people skills and should be a strong communicator. It’s important that you can collaborate with others and you may need to meet deadlines for commissioned work.

Painter Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Painter.

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How much does a Painter earn?

In Australia, a full time Painter generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Painter?

The number of people working as a Painter has decreased slightly in Australia in recent years. There are currently 2,100 people in this industry compared to 2,300 five years ago. Painters can find work in all areas of Australia but may choose to reside close to large galleries and exhibition spaces.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Painter?

If you’d like to start a career as a Painter you could enrol in a Certificate I in Visual Arts. This course will allow you to experiment with different art forms or you could further develop your techniques with a Certificate IV in Visual Arts. You may choose to specialise in a particular painting field with a Certificate II or III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within arts and craft. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.