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Certificate III in Signs and Graphics

National ID: CPC30216 | State ID: BDJ3

Do you want a trades career with an artistic flair?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the signwriting industry, using colour and preparing surfaces to produce signage.

Our Midland campus is the only TAFE provider of Signcrafts training in WA. Students have access to the state’s first and only Flecknoe Thermoform/Vacuumform training machine.

The Certificate III in Signs and Graphics is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Interpreting plans
  • Measuring
  • Calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • Working with scaffolding safely at heights
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity and an eye for detail
  • Strong visual and spacial awareness
  • A knack for design, layout and colour
  • Able to follow and interpret instructions and work to tight deadlines


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Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to work as a signwriter.

When you complete the Certificate III in Signage you will be ready for a career as a signwriter or sign fabricator.

Further study opportunities:

Other Certificates in off-site construction
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Course Overview

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Apprenticeship courses can only be studied when you are employed as an apprentice.

Electives may change depending on the skills required by the employer.


Group 1D

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Produce digital signageCPCCSI2004AW9523
Produce vinyl signageCPCCSI3001AW9527

Group 2A

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Fabricate signageCPCCSI2005AW9524
Use rotary routerCPCCSI3002AW9528

Group 2B

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Install LED systemsCPCCSI3013AW9539
Use LED technology for signageCPCCSI3011AW9537

Group 2C

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply advanced vinyl applicationsCPCCSI3004AW9530

Group 3A

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply gilding to signageCPCCSI3006AW9532
Hand render pictorialsCPCCSI3010AW9536

Group 3B

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Signwrite to decorative formsCPCCSI3003AW9529

Group 3C

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Use engraving systemsCPCCSI3005AW9531

Stage 1A

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryCPCCOHS2001AW9435
Carry out measurements and calculationsCPCCCM1015AD7350
Conduct workplace communicationCPCCCM1014AD7349
Plan and organise workCPCCCM1013AD7348
Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryCPCCCM1012AD7347

Stage 1B

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply fasteners and fixingsCPCCSI2007AW9526
Prepare surfaces for signageCPCCSI2003AW9522
Signwrite to simple formsCPCCSI2006AW9525

Stage 1C

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Lay out and design signageCPCCSI2002AW9521
Use colour for signageCPCCSI2001AW9520
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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