Painter Jobs

How to Enter

Whilst there are no specific educational entry requirements for a Painter, you can improve your employability with New Zealand employers by completing a National Certificate in Painting and Decorating (Level 4).


Typical Responsibilities

The typical job responsibilities of a Painter can include any of the following:

  • Meeting with customers and clients to discuss briefs
  • Advising customers on colour selections and finishes
  • Calculating materials needed and projected costs
  • Erecting scaffolding (under five metres otherwise a registered Scaffolder will be needed)
  • Filling holes and cracks in walls
  • Cleaning surfaces and walls
  • Painting and decorating walls
  • Applying finishes (glazing) to walls
  • Cutting and hanging wallpaper



Many Painters progress their careers and become Supervisors or Managers within a small-to-medium-sized business. However, other options include specialising in Commercial or Residential Painting and Decorating, Interior or Exterior Design, Wallpapering and Decorative or maintenance work.


Salary Range

Entry: 30K – 38K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 38K – 63K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427