Course Description

Signs and graphics can be designed and produced using a range of traditional and contemporary techniques, involving the use of advanced printing software and technology, and a range of methods for illumination and fabrication.

Sign manufacturers design, manufacture, print and or paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures for construction, graphic production and visual display industries.

After successful completion of this qualification, students may have the opportunity to progress into higher level qualifications.

All students must have access to a workplace that has personal protective equipment, including appropriate head attire and suitable tools of the trade.

Credit may be assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learningoutcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reducesthe amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be acquired through Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Students must register as an apprentice with an approved Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider (AASN), for more information please visit the Apprenticeships Info website.

Employers must be able to meet the employer resource critera including nominiating a supervisor who holds the appropriate industry qualification(s).

Students applying to access funded places will be required to meet the eligibility requirements applicable to the funding program, this may include undertaking a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.

Apprenticeship (including School-Based) – offered in Queensland, workplace based (combination of training and assessment delivery methods, including written assessment, portfolio of evidence, logbook and practical observation), 4 years full time or 8 years part time. For more information about apprenticeships, please refer to the Apprenticeships Info website.

RPL – offered in Australia, external based (combination of assessment of written evidence, practical observation and competency conversations), duration and fees will be determined by quality of evidence submitted and amount of gap training required.

Apprenticeship – Student contribution fees of $1,016.00* are applicable (apprentices eligible for concessional prices are required to pay 40% of the student contribution fees).

* Fees may be subject to change where elective contexualisation is applied.

Students must successfully complete all 7 mandatory core units in order to achieve this qualification:

  • CPCCSG3001 Design and lay out digital signs for production
  • CPCCSG3002 Produce and apply vinyl signs
  • CPCCSG3003 Colour manage signs
  • CPCCSG3004 Print digital signs
  • CPCCSG3011 Install LED technology into signs
  • CPCCSG3012 Fabricate signs
  • CPCCWHS3001 Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies

Students must successfully complete 9 elective units of competency in order to achieve this qualification:

  • AURVTP2009 Apply vehicle body film wrapping
  • CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
  • CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
  • CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • CPCCSG3016 Prepare surfaces for signs
  • CPCCSG3017 Erect and install signs
  • MSFFM3022 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
  • CPCCCM3003 Work safely around electrical sources, services and assets
  • CPCCCM3004 Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications

Elective unit selection may be contextualised to business requirements. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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