Certificate II in Signage and Graphics

Course Code 22285VIC
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 442 hours

Course Overview

The 22285VIC Certificate II in Signage and Graphics is the recognised qualification to prepare graduates with the basic skills and knowledge to undertake apprenticeship training within the signage and graphics industry.

Graduates will have basic cognitive, technical and communication skills to apply appropriate methods, tools, materials and readily available information to:

  • undertake defined activities, such as selecting appropriate signage tools and equipment for use
  • provide solutions to a limited range of predicable problems that may be encountered in areas such as sign layout, computer generated signage, quality control, surface preparation, vinyl application and digital printing.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 22285VIC Certificate II in Signage and Graphics is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment as an apprentice in the printing and graphic arts industry.

Further studies
After gaining the 22285VIC Certificate II in Signage and Graphics, you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC30216 Certificate III in Signs and Graphics to become a qualified signwriter.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Docker Street, Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 442 $2.67 $1,180.14 $11.50 $5,083.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 442 $0.54 $238.68 $11.50 $5,083.00
Full Fee 442 $3.59 $1,586.78 N/A N/A
Course Materials 442 $0.50 $221.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

You also may be required to undertake an interview or provide samples of work.

Units of Competency

22285VIC – Core Units

CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
VU21696 – Conduct workplace communication
CPCCSI2002A – Lay out and design signage
VU21693 – Operate a flatbed router
CPCCSI2003A – Prepare surfaces for signage
VU21694 – Produce basic signs
CPCCSI2004A – Produce digital signage
VU21695 – Produced basic computer aided manufactured vinyl signs
HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
CPCCSI3011A – Use LED technology for signage
VU21692 – Use sign industry tools and equipment
CPCCCM2010B – Work safely at heights
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry

22285VIC – Elective Units

Unit list not available, please contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations and tasks
  • Practical Observation
  • Quizzes
  • Projects
  • Written tasks
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please contact the course coordinator.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 GOTAFE to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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