Course Description

Become a fully qualified sign-writer by learning this creative trade with a Certificate III in Signs and Graphics at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course will teach you the practical skills to design, manufacture and install a wide range of indoor and outdoor signage such as:

  • vinyl
  • fabric
  • screen-print
  • digital
  • LED.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the sign industry, including:

  • vinyl cutting
  • sign fabrication
  • sign installation
  • sign design
  • graphic design
  • how to operate advanced computer design software
  • how to produce signs on uneven surfaces
  • sign writing
  • how to produce engraved signs
  • advanced vinyl application, such as vehicle wrapping
  • heritage signage.

This is an apprenticeship course (external link). You must be employed as signage apprentice.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.6% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 80.6% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.3% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 54.3% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 26.9% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: CPC30216

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.