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  • CPC30216

Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

At a glance

At a glance

Develop your career in residential or commercial construction with this hands-on signage and graphics course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Sign Manufacturer
  • Graphic Pre-Press Trades Worker
  • Sign Writer
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CPC30216 Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn practical skills to design, manufacture, paint and install signs for displays, buildings, billboards, boats and structures. Whether you are a new employee, apprentice or existing worker, this course will enhance your employability as a sign writer or sign manufacturer.

With commercial building forecast to maintain moderate growth over the next five years, and population growth supporting underlying demand for new housing construction, the job outlook remains positive in building and construction. Computer-based technology and innovations are also driving particular demand for specialist skills.

This course covers core units common across the construction industry, as well as signage specific skills. You’ll be taught to carry out measurements and calculations, prepare surfaces and produce vinyl, fabric, screen-print, digital and LED signage.

You will be taught by trade-qualified teachers with years of experience. Our teachers maintain close industry ties, ensuring training reflects current industry practice. Our large-scale training spaces replicate commercial and residential settings, delivering a hands-on training experience.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the practical skills and confidence to manufacture and install signs in metal or plastic using a variety of techniques. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, this course will allow you to apply for a trade qualification.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
CPCCSG3001
Design and lay out digital signs for production
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
AURVTP2009
Apply vehicle body film wrapping
CPCCCM2006
Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2010
Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres
CPCCCM3004
Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications
CPCCSG3005
Engrave signs
CPCCSG3010
Hand render pictorials
CPCCSG3016
Prepare surfaces for signs
CPCCSG3017
Erect and install signs
MSFFM3022
Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
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Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland