This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to screen-print signs.  The unit supports sign-writers who print directly on to materials, including fabric and paper, using screen-printing tools and techniques.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - must screen-print three signs each consisting of letters and at least one graphic as follows: - one sign must be screen-printed to one of the following metals: aluminium; stainless steel; - one sign must be screen-printed to one of the following fabrics: cotton; gauze; polyester; silk, and; - one sign must be screen-printed to at least one of the following substrates: glass; paper; plastic; wood. At least two of the above signs must measure at least 1 square metre. In doing the above work, the person must: - reproduce a design and transfer design to material for screen-printing; - cut screen design to shape, and; - construct screen ready for printing as appropriate to the task.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - colour selection techniques and principles and their application in screen-printed signs; - methods for identifying dimensions, symbols, abbreviations and key features of signs from sign designs and drawings; - purpose and application of the following when screen-printing signs: safety data sheets (SDS); safe work method statements (SWMS); - principles and techniques for the layout of signs; - relevant Australian standards; - statutory and regulatory authority requirements relating to the use of materials used in screen-printing signs; - techniques for cutting designs for screens and screen-printing; - range of traditional and contemporary font styles for use in screen-printing signs, and; - terminology and use of abbreviations in screen-printing.

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