What is the Painting Contractors Certification Program (PCCP)?
An accreditation program that minimises spending on maintenance of assets and infrastructure.

Organic coatings (paints) are the most commonly used means of preventing the corrosion and eventual degradation of assets and infrastructure. When properly chosen and applied, these coatings can, under optimum conditions, provide up to 50 years of protection in some cases. However, poorly chosen or badly applied coatings can fail in 12 months or less leading to expensive maintenance activities or even asset replacement. Each year, many millions of dollars are expended on unnecessary maintenance activities.

The PCCP was started in 1992 as a joint initiative between the Commonwealth (as a major owner of assets and infrastructure) and industry. Its objective was to accredit painting contractors who could demonstrate compliance with certain defined minimum performance standards – quality systems, satisfied customers, skilled and experienced personnel etc.

Adherence to these standards is ensured through a process of regular audits by personnel with appropriate skills, experience and knowledge of the industry. Organisations that want to make use of PCCP services apply to become Members and pay an annual subscription for the rights and privilege of PCCP Membership.

Recent changes to PCCP accreditations


June 2022

      • De Goey Contractors Pty. Ltd. (QLD) Classes 1-4

May 2022

      • Altrad Services Pty Ltd  (WA) Classes 1-4

March 2022

      • Eptec Marine Pty Ltd trading as AFL Defence Solutions (SA) Classes 2-6 (Full)
      • Frontline Manufacturing Pty Ltd (QLD), Classes 1-4
      • Evermil Pty Ltd (NSW) Classes 1-6 (Provisional)

January 2022

      • Cormac Metal Spray Pty Ltd (NSW) Classes 1-6 (Provisional)

Cancellation of Accreditation

February 2022

        • AFL Services Pty Limited SA Classes 3-6

Suspension from the Scheme

November 2021

        • Australian Enviroblast (SA) Pty Ltd – Class 3-5

Retired from the Scheme

June 2022

        • G&S Engineering Services Pty Ltd, QLD Classes 2-6

May 2022

        • Hunter Coatings Pty Ltd, NSW Classes 3-4
        • Nukote Australia Pty Ltd, WA Classes 1-4

The current list of accredited contractors is provided in full in PCCP Document D016