Qualification details

CPC32111 - Certificate III in Signage (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/Feb/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced19/May/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by CPC30216 - Certificate III in Signs and GraphicsRevised qualification replacing superseded non-equivalent CPC32111 Certificate III in Signage. 08/Sep/2016
Supersedes CPC32108 - Certificate III in Signage 20/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunitiesInvestigate micro business opportunities N/A
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business finances N/A
CPCCCM1012A - Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industryWork effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core
CPCCCM1013A - Plan and organise workPlan and organise work Core
CPCCCM1014A - Conduct workplace communicationConduct workplace communication Core
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCCCM2006B - Apply basic levelling proceduresApply basic levelling procedures N/A
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding N/A
CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heights N/A
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platforms N/A
Items per page 10 | 20 | 50 | 100
Displaying items 1 - 10 of 38


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399611 Signwriter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4422-11 Signwriter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Off-site Construction 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Signwriter,Sign Manufacturer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399611 Signwriter 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4422-11 Signwriter 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/May/2011 
The content being displayed has been produced by a third party, while all attempts have been made to make this content as accessible as possible it cannot be guaranteed. If you are encountering issues following the content on this page please consider downloading the content in its original form

Modification History

Revised qualification deemed equivalent to CPC32111

Elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

Elective imported unit replaced with updated version

New elective units added:

  • CPCCSI3015A
  • CPCCSI3016A


This qualification provides a trade outcome in signage.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Signwriter
  • 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.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

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
  • Specifications
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Client briefs
  • Designs
  • 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

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.

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 


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 


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 


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

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

Training component details
The following details are displayed for each different NRT:-

Training packages

- Training package details
- Training package components


- Qualification details
- Qualification components

Accredited courses

- Accredited course details


- Module details

Units of competency

- Units of competency details
- Unit components

Skill sets

- Skill set details
- Skill set components

Click on the Export link to export the NRT information to MS Word or PDF.

Click on the Manage notification link to create or change a notification for this NRT.

When selecting the Display history check box a set of tables will appear displaying a log of historical values describing what has changed and when over time.

If you have access to make changes to an NRT, click on the Edit link on the upper right hand side of the summary box.