How to become a Signmaker

Signmakers design, paint, manufacture and install signs for displays, buildings, shopping complexes, signboards, boats, vehicles and structures.

Personal requirements of a Signmaker

  • Interest and ability in drawing and design
  • Organisational and analytical skills
  • Willing to work at heights
  • Good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for working with computers
  • Good at working with hands
  • Willing to work both indoors and outdoors

Education & Training for a Signmaker

To become a signmaker you usually have to complete an apprenticeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

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