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Course Info

Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

National Course Code: CPC30216

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Signs and Graphics gives you the technical skills and knowledge you need to launch your career in signage. Learn traditional and contemporary techniques, advanced printing software, technology and illumination to find your way in this expanding field.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will 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
  • Set up and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines
  • Use tools and equipment to produce and erect signs and graphics
  • Stay safe at work

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Good communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Fine motor skills
  • Adaptability and versatility

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career opportunities:

  • Sign manufacturer
  • Signwriter
  • Sign installer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career to the next level with these further study options:

  • Certificate IV in Graphic Design
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • Diploma of Graphic Design

INDUSTRY DEMAND

According to the Australian Sign and Graphics Association, the graphic design and sign manufacturing industry is one of the largest in Australia, with companies manufacturing a diverse range of products. While traditional signage products are in-demand, there has been a marked rise in the digital signage market, which is forecast to reach above $130 million in 2020.

Locations

This course is currently available at 6 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this course:

  • Are creative
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Enjoy working in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, and construction projects
  • Enjoy working with their hands
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Are able to work as part of a team
  • Are punctual and reliable

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
In this course you will undertake:

  • Theory based knowledge assessments
  • Practical based skills assessments

The Certificate III in Signs and Graphics gives you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to enter into the sign writing and graphic design industry.

Recognised and accepted by industry as the apprenticeship qualification for sign manufacturers, the Certificate III in Signs and Graphics provides hands-on experience and real world exposure where youll apply what youre learning on-the-job and in simulated workplace environments.

You will gain hands-on experience:

  • Working with paints and drafting materials
  • Setting up and maintaining CNC machines
  • Using tools and equipment to produce and erect signs and graphics

TAFE NSW is known for delivering up-to-date theory along with relevant, in-demand skills to ensure you are job ready.

In this course you will work on real-world projects, in simulated TAFE NSW environments, such as:

  • Wide format digital printing
  • Flatbed printing direct to substrate
  • Light box manufacture
  • Engraving and cutting various substrates
  • Mounting adhesive vinyl onto various substrates and vehicles

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Material and tool equipped workshops for practical skills
  • Classrooms for theory and knowledge building
  • Industry specific computer rooms
  • Studios, study areas, presentation areas
  • General student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor

The expansion of modern retail is expected to drive the marketing budgets and demand for both traditional and digital signage. A rise in e-commerce has meant that digital signage is being used more often to provide a better in-store experience.

The Australian digital signage market is forecast to reach above $130 million by 2020. Major Australian retail chains' adoption of digital signage has driven growth, along with other end-user segments, such as financial service and public transport sectors and industries like Retail, FMCG, and FBT are contributing significantly to the signage market revenue.

(Source: https://www.beroeinc.com/category-intelligence/signage-australia-market/)

The Certificate III in Signs and Graphics equips you the skills and knowledge you need to join this creative and rapidly evolving industry.

This specialised industry is a fast adopter of new technologies and sign media. You will learn a range of traditional and contemporary sign-making techniques, and use advanced printing software and technology to create signs and graphics for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats, graphic production and visual display industries.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Part Time Day
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Apprentice: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

Maitland: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 15 Mar 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

Mount Druitt: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

Ultimo, Main Campus: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

Wollongong - Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Jan 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

Wollongong - Non Apprenticeship: Part Time Day

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 15 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

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