VET Certificate II in Signage
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.
Catholic Regional College Sydenham’s Trade Training Centre is currently the only RTO 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 prepares the student, while still at school to be ‘job ready’. This qualification gives the opportunity to gain units of competency towards an apprenticeship.
Units that are completed and deemed competent are recorded and appear on the U.S.I site. These then can be recognised by subsequent training organisations and employers.
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.
Vocational Education and Training Programs are conducted under the auspices of various Registered Training Organisations. This certificate course is delivered by CRCIT (Catholic Regional College Institute of Training 22427). 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.
For further information on the Signage and Graphics program delivered at CRCIT please click here to download an information brochure.