Gary Lancaster, Director of Lancaster Painters Australia Pty Ltd, successfully completed a four year apprenticeship in painting and decorating through the Department of Housing and Construction in South Australia. Attending the Marleston College of Further Education, he studied Trade Practice, Trade Technology and Trade Drawing. On 12th December 1978 he received his Apprentice Certificate in Painting and Decorating from the Department of Further Education in South Australia.
In 1985, Gary began work for one of the English masters who was certified with his City & Guilds in painting and decorating and highly skilled in the decorative arts and traditional heritage work. Gary has continued in his studies of the decorative arts to this day, becoming a true master of the decorative arts in his own right.
Under the trading name of GD & JA Lancaster, Gary became highly successful in managing his own painting and decorating business and had the privilege of exhibiting his work and performing DIY (Do It Yourself) demonstrations at the Master Builders Association “Building and Home Improvement Show” and the Sunday Mail Home Living Expo. His work has also been exhibited at the Italian Carnevale, the French Festival Provence Côte ďAzur, Old Adelaide Restoration Centre and the innovative Home Ideas Centre.
Studying part-time with the Department of Education Training and Employment at the Torrens Valley Institute of TAFE, Gary successfully completed Paint Technology 1, Furniture Finishes, Artistic Decoration, ADN Certificate II in Signwriting and Advanced Signwriting 1.
Gary also completed the Basic Scaffold Course for steel and mobile scaffolds and the Elevated Platform Course for cherry pickers through the Access Training Centre. He holds an Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia EWPA Card for the following:
- Trailer Mounted Elevating Work Platform
- Push around Elevating Work Platform
- Scissorlift Slab Model/Rough Terrain
Master Builders Association Courses
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating (CPC30608) Certificate No. 000414
NSW Vocational Education & Training Accreditation Board – Nationally Recognised Training. “The qualification herein is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework and is issued under authority of the NSW Vocational Education and Training Act 2005.”
Safe Work Method And
- OH&S legislation & requirements
- Hazard management
- Writing a SWMES
- Toolbox meetings
- Using a SWMES Pro-forma
- Using a Toolbox Meeting Pro-forma.
- Role of the Responsible Officer
- Legislative Framework
- Occupational Health And Safety Management System
22002VIC Course in Sustainable Painting Practices Certificate No: 01590A
NTMTC Group – Nationally Recognised Training. “The qualification certified herein is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework. Issued under the authority of the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority.”
Safe Lead and Asbestos Management Course CPCCPD3011A
The Tasmanian Skills Institute – nationally recognised and accredited course CPCCPD3011A – Apply Lead Paint and Asbestos Management.
Senior First Aid 2 Day Course – Certificate no 0000728784
St John Ambulance Australia – Statement of Attainment ID 473771.
- HLTFA301B – Apply First Aid
- PUAEME001A – Provide Emergency Care
- PUAEME0024 – Manage Injuries at Emergency Incident.
First Aid Course – Certificate no 0000728784
Refresher Course – Certificate ID 3452022-8903-2867395.
- HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
In 2011, Gary decided to offer his services nationally, restructuring his business as Lancaster Painters Australia Pty Ltd. He holds a National Police Certificate by SAPOL Ref. No. IND-11054-1538527 for the purpose “To be a director of company” and is licensed to trade in multiple states. Gary holds a current Working with Children Clearance NSW Number WWC0999661E.
Taking his work seriously, Gary offers a professional and high quality painting and decorating service. He has achieved a high level of customer satisfaction through his genuine care for customers and their jobs. Gary follows the AS/NZ 2311:2009 specification on substrate preparation and application of the coating system, and the Master Painters Association Industry Standard for the Surface Coating Industry.