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.

Training News


Responsible Person

After a long and rewarding relationship between CSIRO and CTI Consultants as trusted training partners, Fred Salome has retired.

Both the PCCP and I personally would like to thank him for his dedication and the excellent results in training our customers in the “Responsible Person for managing of hazardous coatings” courses.

I am sure that his knowledge and skills in providing training guaranteed safe work environments for the contractors and general public.

PCCP is happy to announce that Fred’s legacy will continue as SCAA has taken over this training and will run regular sessions to satisfy both industry and our requirements.

Details regarding the SCAA training program will be announced shortly.


Train The Painter

 The Corrodere Academy has developed a globally recognised Industrial Coating Applicator training programme – Train the painter.

Train the painter is an international benchmark for Industrial Coating Application training. This comprehensive, theoretical and practical training, accredited by Lloyd’s Register, is available via an online portal for approved trainers to deliver worldwide.

Widely accessible and implemented by independent companies registered to the TTP programme for flexible internal training, Train the painter is suitable for apprentices, trainees and more experienced operatives to consolidate their skills and knowledge.

To address industrial coating training needs throughout Australia, Corrodere Academy and Trade Skills Australia collaborated to recognise the TTP program as evidence of prior learning for the Australian Certificate lll in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Surface finishing). The program has been reviewed and now endorsed by the PCCP.

Recent changes to PCCP accreditations


January 2023

      • Maintrax NSW – Class 25

December 2022

      • Linemarking NT (NT) – additional Class 27, Class 28 & Class 29
      • Portolesi Structural (SA) – Classes 5 & 6 Full

October 2022

      • Varie Coat Epoxy Flooring, QLD Class 18

July 2022

      • Spraywayz Line Marking Pty Ltd (QLD) Classes 20-28
      • Line-Right Pty Ltd (WA) Classes 23-28 Excluding Class 26

Cancellation of Accreditation

January 2023

      • Brolton Blasting and Painting, NSW Classes 1-4

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