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APMF – Victorian Paint trial begins 1st March, 2013

The Australian Paint Manufacturers’ Federation Inc. will run a trial of up to three months in Victoria to collect, treat and dispose of waste paint from trade sources. The drop-off locations for the trial will collect data to assist the development of a national strategy for safe disposal of paint. A total of six Council […]

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Industry Working Together for Best Practice in the Panting and Plastering Trades

It is great to see industries in the finishing trades working together to solve an ongoing problem. Master Painters Australia Limited (MPAL) would like to acknowledge the great work by representatives from AWCI, AWCIANZ, Queensland Building Services Authority(QBSA), Dulux, Taubmans, Wattyl ,Master Painters Association of Queensland, Peer Industries, Boral Plasterboard and SkillsTech Australia in developing […]

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MASTER PAINTERS AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS NATIONAL LICENSING

Master Painters Australia Limited (MPAL), the federal body that represents Queensland ,Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales in the painting and decorating industry, MPAL have been developing a formal structure to present to the National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA) when formal discussions are due to commence later in the year […]

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Apprentice KickStart Initiative

        Fact Sheet Apprentice KickStart Initiative  The Apprentice KickStart Incentive Payment is available until 28th February 2013 for all Australian Apprenticeship commencements where the occupational outcome will be Painting Trades Worker. The Apprentice KickStart payments are a total of $3,350 paid in instalments of: $850 – paid at the six month point […]

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Up Date On National Licensing

The National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA) have established interim Occupational  Licensing Advisory Committee (OLACs) for the first wave occupations such as eletrical and plumbing, providing a forum for industry and the Authority to resolve outstanding issues and to plan for implantation of national licensing in these catorgories in 2013 . Discussions on Building and building […]

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Master Painters Australia- Federal Body New Head Office

29th October,2012 The Federal Directors of the Master Painters Australia Ltd are pleased to announce that NSW Master Painters Association have been elected to manage the Federal Secretariat of the Master Painters Australia . Therese Lauriola CEO of MPA NSW has been appointed as the secretary to the board and will manage the activities of […]

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ASQA, CPSISC and Industry Review of White Card Training announced

7th November, 2012 CPSISC, the national Industry Skills Council responsible for the building, construction and property services industries today acknowledged the announcement from the Australian Skills Quality Authority to undertake a strategic review in conjunction with industry and CPSISC of the entry-level occupational/workplace health and safety training commonly known as the White Card. CPSISC CEO […]

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Apprentice Kickstart Bonus incentive vital for 2012 school leavers

19 October 2012 –   CPSISC, the National Industry Skills Council responsible for the building, construction and property services industries today welcomed the news of the reintroduction of the Apprentice Kickstart Bonus initiative.  CPSISC, Director – Policy and Research, Nick Proud said today that “the news of the reintroduction of the $3,350 Apprentice Kickstart Bonus is […]

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Common Problems with Blistering on paint work

One of the most common problems especially during warmer months is blistering of acrylic paint on exterior wooden surfaces. A common scenario is when a painter decides to paint a dull but usually sound surface, he/she sands the surface and applies 2 coats (weathershield gloss), within days large blisters have begun to appear on the […]

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Timbalac Coatings Celebrates 20 years

On Tuesday 4th September, Timbalac Coatings celebrated 20 years.  The night held at Holmesglen Tafe in Chadstone where over 100 of Timbalac Associates came together to celebrate this wonderful occasion.  Special guest for the night was Inga Peulich – Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Coalition Government Secretary who gave a very insightful speech and congratulated […]

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