CPCCSG3006 - Apply gilding to signs

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Unit code: CPCCSG3006 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare background surfaces, and mask, draft and apply gilding to lettering, shapes, heraldic and other decorative forms of signs.  The unit supports sign manufacturers who apply traditional sign-writing techniques and materials to apply gilding to signs.


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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 produce one word of gilded lettering on two different sign surfaces selected from the following: glass; metal; stained timber.

In doing the above work, the person must:

  • prepare the sign surface using selected materials and processes;
  • lay out sign design accurately to scale on sign surface and apply a decorative technique to the lettering, and;
  • clean finished sign and surface area.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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