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Painting and Signcraft

With North Metropolitan TAFE’s painting qualifications, you will gain essential skills and knowledge in processes, materials, tools and equipment used in the industry, and develop specialist expertise in the preparation, application and maintenance of a variety of surface coatings.

You will be trained in a wide range of techniques, including wall-papering, texture coating, staining, spray painting and colour matching skills, in simulated work environments.

Our signcraft courses will give you the practical skills to design, manufacture and install signs. You will learn to carry out measurements and calculations, prepare surfaces and produce vinyl, fabric, screen-print, digital and LED signage.

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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
52824WA AB29 Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) (Painting and Decorating Pre-Apprenticeship)
Half price
Certificate II On campus
Q000000, Q000006, TAFEADM, Painting, Finishing, Decorating, Painter, building, construction, art, build, aa36, 52443wa, TAFE13, Building and Construction, Painting and Signcraft, paint, creative, interior design, decorator, decorating, 52824WA, AB29, YY000000

Do you have an eye for colour and like to finish what others start?

Painting and decorating is known as a finishing trade, encompassing both residential and commercial areas. It can include new constructions as well as restoring historically significant buildings.

When you complete this Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship you'll be what employers are looking for in an apprentice painter and decorator. Give yourself a better chance of gaining an apprenticeship and a flying start in learning a trade.

Gain these skills
  • Painting techniques and interpret plans
  • Prepare surfaces
  • Measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job
  • Work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy manual work
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Good colour vision
  • Accurate and careful
  • Physical fitness, with an ability to work at heights
CPC30216 BDJ3 Signs and Graphics
Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Q000000, Art, sign, sign writer, graphic, signwriter, signage, sign manufacture, sign writing, writing, vinyl, vinyl wrapping, wrapping, d410, cpc32111, TAFE13, Building and Construction, Q000006, Painting and Signcraft, flecknoe

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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Page last updated October 19, 2018