MEM08014B – Apply protective coatings (basic)

Course Description

This unit covers spraying pre-treatments and protective coatings not limited to brush, roller and conventional spray equipment, at a basic level. It covers single and two-pack coatings not containing isocyanates. Work is undertaken autonomously or as part of a team environment using predetermined standards of safety, quality and operating procedures.

Specific health and safety matters include interpretation of MSDS warnings, materials sensitivity, hazardous goods, breathable air and introduction of compressed air into the body. Specific understanding is required of given supplier information and product details.


  • Determining job requirements
  • Selecting required protective coatings
  • Worksite preparation
  • Surface condition inspection
  • Unsuitable work-pieces
  • Plant and equipment operation
  • Equipment setup and pre-operational checks
  • Coatings equipment maintenance
  • Single pack coatings
  • Thinning coatings
  • Coating schedules
  • Cleaning and disassembly of equipment
  • Surface Inspection
  • Selection and maintenance of PPE.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed the following units of competency to qualify for enrolment;

  • MEM13003B – Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials.

Delivery & Assesment

Training and assessment is conducted on site and is structured on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the organisation and students and includes classroom theory and practical on-job training. Assessment is competency based and will include a mixture of classroom-based exercises and practical demonstration of skills.


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Successful assessment outcomes from this training will result in a Statement of Attainment; that may be used for recognition in a relevant qualification.

Materials & Equipment

Students will be provided with all written and physical materials required to complete the assessment. Students must wear long trousers, a long sleave top and steel-capped boots.


Students should also refer to the Student Information Booklet and Fee Schedules for detailed information on Transform Training’s policies and procedures including:

  • Work, health and safety
  • Fees and charges
  • Refunds
  • Grievances and disputes