Located in West Melbourne, the School of Painting Decorating and Sign Crafts was established in January 1965 and operated until 1976. It was a technical school under the control and management of the Education Department. It offered training through a wide range of courses and subjects: painting and decorating, signwriting, applied art, display and window dressing, interior decoration, industrial painting, paint technology and manufacture, photography, and scaffolding erection and construction. In 1976, the School was then renamed the Melbourne College of Decoration (1976-1993).
The Archives holds the following records relating to the School of Painting, Decorating and Sign Crafts: