Certificate III in Signs and Graphics - CPC30216


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of sign manufacturers who design and produce signs and graphics for a range of purposes.Signs and graphics can be produced using a range of traditional and contemporary techniques, often involving the use of advanced printing software and technology, and a range of methods for illumination and fabrication.No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.


16 units of competency, 7 core units, 9 elective units.


  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Produce and apply vinyl signs
  • Work safely around electrical sources, services and assets
  • Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
  • Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies
  • Identify and apply information in construction plans, drawings and specifications
  • Paint letters and decorative effects for signs
  • Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Apply gilding to signs
  • Engrave signs
  • Prepare surfaces for signs
  • Colour manage signs
  • Paint lines and scrolls
  • Fabricate signs
  • Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
  • Install LED technology into signs
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Apply basic levelling procedures
  • Erect and install signs
  • Hand render pictorials
  • Apply surface coatings by spray gun
  • Apply vehicle body film wrapping
  • Produce airbrushed signs
  • Print digital signs
  • Design and lay out digital signs for production
  • Manufacture gas-charged glass-formed illuminated signs
  • Hand draw chalkboards and showcards
  • Screen-print signs

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Maitland Campus No
  • Part-time : 3 years
Mount Druitt College No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Wollongong Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 48 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Maitland Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Safety Glasses: $10- Ear Protection: $20- Rubber Gloves: $5- Protective Clothing, Drill Pants and Shirts: $120 - Steel Capped Boots: $120

Campuses: Mount Druitt College.


Campuses: Wollongong Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:Personal Protective Equipment - You will need to bring all appropriate PPE to each class. Students must also bring a ruler, pens and pencils, notepad and calculator.

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