CPCCSG3001 - Design and lay out digital signs for production

    Unit code: CPCCSG3001 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design and lay out signs using industry-recognised design software and to prepare files to be print ready.  The unit supports sign manufacturers who design and modify signs according to client requirements and prepare artwork for a range of diverse outputs, which can include vehicles, posters, billboards and panels.  Sign designs can be simple or complex in nature according to the range of software functionality used and the nature and volume of elements used to design the sign.


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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.

    A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and must design and lay out three different signs each consisting of letters and graphics and a minimum of three different colours, according to the following specifications:

    • one sign must be for a standard vehicle door, and use a logo, at least three lines of text, and a standard font;
    • one sign must manipulate the logo and lettering designed for the standard vehicle door, and lay out the design for a light box panel in landscape measuring minimum 1200 x 2400 mm, and;
    • one sign must be for a minimum 1200 x 2400 mm panel in portrait, and use three text blocks each containing at least three lines of text and at least two different images sourced from an image database.
      In doing the above work, the person must:
    • apply design theory to each sign, using colour effectively to create signs with visual impact;
    • apply design and layout principles suited to the specified output giving consideration to how each sign will be displayed and the conditions under which each sign will be viewed, and;
    • use industry-recognised software to produce the sign design and lay out a print ready file.

    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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