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VET Certificate II in  Signage

(22285VIC)

This certificate course is carried out at Catholic Regional College Sydenham in the Trade Training Centre. The classroom/workspace also acts as a shop front to the business SYD Signs. The business is open to the public, giving the students the opportunity to enhance their customer service skills as well as the specific trade training of this program. To create a pathway to an industry that is experiencing a large shortage of trade apprentices.

Course Description

Catholic Regional College Sydenham’s Trade Training Centre is one of two RTO’s  delivering a Cert II in Signage & Graphics in Australia. The Sign & Graphics industry is expanding with high demand for apprentices.  By offering the Certificate II at CRC Sydenham prepares the student, while still at school to be ‘job ready’. This qualification gives the opportunity to gain units of competency towards an apprenticeship.

The Cert II course covers subjects that includes sign design, use of signmaking software such as Illustrator and how to measure and complete calculations relevant to sign production, the production of signs using plotters, large format digital printers and a CNC router.  The student will learn how to create hand painted signs using traditional tools such as brushes and a mahl stick. They will obtain a White Card and First Aid Certificate, all basic skills to continue a career in the Sign and Graphics industry or further their studies into areas such as design, architecture or trades.

A Certificate II in Signage covers so many genres, every student has the ability to find their niche in an industry that is versatile, fun and rewarding.

Qualification Outline

Vocational Education and Training (VET) accredited courses are developed in response to Victorian industry, enterprise and/or community needs. Where no relevant training package or endorsed units of competency currently exist VET accredited courses are made up of units of competency, which can be:

  • imported from a current nationally endorsed training package
  • developed specifically for the course
  • imported from another accredited course (with permission from the course owner).

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/22285VIC

The 22285VIC Certificate II in Signage and Graphics comprises:

14 core units

Year 1

Code Unit of Competence Core/Elective Prerequisites Nominal Hours
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core None 20
*CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Core None 6
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core None 20
CPCCSI2002A Layout & design for signage Core CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

40
*HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support Core None 12
CPCCSI2003A Prepare surfaces for signage Core CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

20
VU21695 Produced basic computer aided manufactured vinyl signs Core CPCCSI2002A Layout and design signage 80
   

 

 

Total Hours 198

Year 2

Code Unit of Competence Core/Elective Prerequisites Nominal Hours
VU21696 Conduct workplace communication Core None 20
VU21693 Operate a flatbed router Core CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
CPCCSI2004A Produce digital signage Core CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

36
CPCCSG3011A Use LED technology for signage Core CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

40
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

8
VU21694 Produce basic signs Core CPCCSI2002A Layout and design signage 80
VU21692 Use sign industry tools and equipment Core CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

40
Total Hours 244

 

Course Delivery

Vocational Education and Training Programs are conducted under the auspices of various Registered Training Organisations. This certificate course is delivered by CRCIT Students who are continuously absent may receive a N (Not Satisfactory) result for the unit of study or failure to abide this commitment may also result in their withdrawal from the program.

 Structured Workplace Learning

The construction industry strongly affirms that training and assessment to be undertaken in a real or simulated workplace environment. Students are required to work in the Trade Training Centre’s workshop and they will be actively involved in dealing with customers, sales and production of orders from the general public as well as orders from other businesses.