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Get your creative work displayed on internal and external advertising spaces. Learn practical skills to design, manufacture and install signs. You’ll be taught to carry out measurements and calculations, prepare surfaces and produce vinyl, fabric, screen-print, digital and LED signage. Learn how to use colour, work safely and investigate business opportunities. The flexible training program is designed to easily fit around your work duties, so you can upgrade your skills while on-the-job. Course details

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Workplace: nominal duration 48 months

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Nyla Abby Smith

I couldn't ask for better teachers

"I couldn't ask for better teachers, they are always there for you and are will to help no matter what. The course structure addresses every aspect of what I need to know in order to become a qualified signwriter."

Nyla Abby Smith
Certificate III in Signage

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Key dates

Workplace Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland Brisbane is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Hours of study vary depending on your employment situation.

Important Information

This program has been superseded by CPC30216 Certificate III in Signs and Graphics endorsed 9 September 2016.

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee free, here’s how.

You are eligible for fee-free training for this course if you:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority or equivalent

  • enrol and start study within 12 months of completing Year 12 in Queensland in 2013, 2014 or 2015 (e.g. if you graduated in 2015, you must enrol before the end of the 2016)

  • live permanently in Queensland.

For more information call TAFE Queensland Brisbane on 1300 712 007 or visit Training Queensland.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

Stage 1
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCCSI2003A Prepare surfaces for signage Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work Core
CPCCSI3001A Produce vinyl signage Core
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication Core
Stage 2
CPCCSI2007A Apply fasteners and fixings Core
CPCCSI3002A Use rotary router Core
CPCCSI2001A Use colour for signage Core
CPCCSI2006A Signwrite to simple forms Core
CPCCSI2005A Fabricate signage Core
CPCCSI2004A Produce digital signage Core
CPCCSI2002A Lay out and design signage Core
Stage 3
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Elective
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures Elective
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Elective
CPCCSI3003A Signwrite to decorative forms Elective
CPCCSI3004A Apply advanced vinyl applications Elective
CPCCSI3006A Apply gilding to signage Elective
CPCCSI3010A Hand render pictorials Elective
CPCCSI3011A Use LED technology for signage Elective
CPCCSI3013A Install LED systems Elective
CPCCSI3009A Screen-print signage Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland's Student Fees policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


CPC32111 Certificate III in Signage

Job prospects

  • Graphic Pre-Press Trades Worker

Nyla Abby Smith

I couldn't ask for better teachers

"I couldn't ask for better teachers, they are always there for you and are will to help no matter what. The course structure addresses every aspect of what I need to know in order to become a qualified signwriter."

Nyla Abby Smith
Certificate III in Signage

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Brisbane to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 2 June 2017

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