Acquire the technical skills and knowledge you need to launch your career in signage and fulfill your creative pursuits. Learn about traditional and contemporary techniques, advanced printing software, technology and illumination to find your way in this expanding field.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work with paints and drafting materials
Design and layout digital signs for production
Produce and apply vinyl signs
Implement LED technology in signage
Use tools and equipment to produce and erect signs and graphics
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Wide format digital printing
Manufacturing a light box
Engraving and cutting various substrates
Mounting adhesive vinyl onto various substrates and vehicles
Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
A valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to work at heights and outdoors
Access to a computer and the internet
Effective communication and numeracy skills
Collaboration and teamwork skills
The ability to buy your own personal protective equipment including work boots, high visibility clothing and a construction hard hat
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: sign manufacturer, signwriter and sign installer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Signs and Graphics does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Signs and Graphics qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 7 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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