CPC32111 - Certificate III in Signage

Create great signs? Get recognised for it.

Your creative work in designing signs, preparing surfaces, and producing Signage in a variety of applications may have already earned you the privilege of formal recognition.

Perfect for those who wish to advance their career prospects, gain certification, or enter the field of Signage, highlighting your talent for signwriting with decorative forms and engraving, applying gilding to signage, and producing airbrushed, screen printed, Illuminated, and LED signage earn the advantage.

Paint your future brightly in Signage and enjoy the benefits of recognition.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

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  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

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.


Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


Core units 


Unit code

Unit title


Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry


Plan and organise work


Conduct workplace communication


Carry out measurements and calculations


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Signage field of work 

Unit code

Unit title


Use colour for signage


Lay out and design signage


Prepare surfaces for signage


Produce digital signage


Fabricate signage


Signwrite to simple forms


Apply fasteners and fixings


Produce vinyl signage


Use rotary router



Elective units 


Unit code

Unit title


Investigate micro business opportunities


Manage small business finances


Apply basic levelling procedures


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Work safely around power sources, services and assets


Carry out concreting to simple forms


Signwrite to decorative forms


Apply advanced vinyl applications


Use engraving systems


Apply gilding to signage


Apply lines and scrolls


Write showcards and chalkboards


Screen-print signage


Hand render pictorials


Use LED technology for signage


Apply electrical theory for illuminated signage


Install LED systems


Manufacture gas-charged glass-formed illuminated signage


Produce airbrushed signage


Produce digital signage using advanced software applications


Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques


Licence to operate a forklift truck



Not applicable.

This qualification does not require any licensing..

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

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