Certificate III in Signage

This qualification provides a trade outcome in signage.

Occupational titles may include:


Sign manufacturer.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


Packaging rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

21 units of competency:

14 core units

7 elective units.

A maximum of two of the required seven elective units may be substituted by selecting relevant units of competency from any Certificate III or IV construction qualification or qualification in another endorsed Training Package.

Core units

add topic CPCCCM1012A

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

add topic CPCCCM1013A

Plan and organise work

add topic CPCCCM1014A

Conduct workplace communication

add topic CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Signage field of work

add topic CPCCSI2001A

Use colour for signage

add topic CPCCSI2002A

Lay out and design signage

add topic CPCCSI2003A

Prepare surfaces for signage

add topic CPCCSI2004A

Produce digital signage

add topic CPCCSI2005A

Fabricate signage

add topic CPCCSI2006A

Signwrite to simple forms

add topic CPCCSI2007A

Apply fasteners and fixings

add topic CPCCSI3001A

Produce vinyl signage

add topic CPCCSI3002A

Use rotary router

Elective units

add topic CPCCCM2006A

Apply basic levelling procedures

add topic CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCCM3003A

Work safely around power sources, services and assets

add topic CPCCCO2013A

Carry out concreting to simple forms

add topic CPCCSI3003A

Signwrite to decorative forms

add topic CPCCSI3004A

Apply advanced vinyl applications

add topic CPCCSI3005A

Use engraving systems

add topic CPCCSI3006A

Apply gilding to signage

add topic CPCCSI3007A

Apply lines and scrolls

add topic CPCCSI3008A

Write showcards and chalkboards

add topic CPCCSI3009A

Screen-print signage

add topic CPCCSI3010A

Hand render pictorials

add topic CPCCSI3011A

Use LED technology for signage

add topic CPCCSI3012A

Apply electrical theory for illuminated signage

add topic CPCCSI3013A

Install LED systems

add topic CPCCSI3014A

Manufacture gas-charged glass-formed illuminated signage

add topic BSBSMB301A

Investigate micro business opportunities

add topic BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

add topic MEM05010C

Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques

add topic TLILIC108A

Licence to operate a forklift truck


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:

Clear and direct communication

Active listening

Verbal and non-verbal language

Questioning to identify and confirm requirements

Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons

Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:

Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements

Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Codes and standards

Plans and drawings


Safety signs and symbols

Organisational policies and procedures

Client briefs


Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Records relevant information using standard workplace documentation

Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required

Reports and records hazards and risks


Works as part of a team

Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members

Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance

Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Coordinates and actions tasks

Participates in on-site meetings

Problem solving

Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifies typical faults and problems and takes necessary remedial action

Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Performs routine maintenance as required

Checks materials and products for conformity to specifications

Initiative and enterprise

Identifies opportunities to improve resource efficiency and makes suggestions as appropriate

Responds to change and workplace challenges

Puts ideas into action

Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Planning and organising

Identifies hazards and implements appropriate hazard control measures

Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Determines material quantity requirements

Prioritises and sequences tasks

Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management

Evaluates own actions and makes judgements about performance and necessary improvements

Contributes to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental/sustainability frameworks or management systems

Manages own performance to meet workplace standards

Seeks support to improve work performance

Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment


Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required

Is open to learning new ideas and techniques


Uses calculators

Uses computer system and relevant software including to produce designs

Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely