CPCCSG3011 - Install LED technology into signs

    Unit code: CPCCSG3011 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and install light emitting diode (LED) systems into signs. It covers identifying the appropriate LED system to achieve job requirements, laying out and installing the system into position, and connecting and circuit testing the system to ensure consistent distribution of light.  The unit supports sign manufacturers producing illuminated signs. It applies to signs illuminated using LED technology, including light boxes and fabricated letters which, depending on how the modules are positioned inside the letter, will produce either face-illuminated or halo-lit signs.  Where LED lighting is less than 240 volts, no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of endorsement. Should lighting be above 240 volts, relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements that apply to this unit of competency.


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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 demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and must select and install light emitting diode (LED) systems into three signs as follows:

    • two fabricated lower case ‘b’ in Helvetica font, measuring at least 600 mm high x 75 mm wide, and 100 mm deep and mounted to a white surface: one must be face illuminated, with the face of the letter formed of opal acrylic and the back of the letter with a PVC foam backing; one must be halo lit, with the sides and face of the letter formed of non-illuminating cast acrylic and the back of the letter formed of clear acrylic, and;
    • one freestanding back lit light box measuring up to 1800 mm x 300 mm x 100 mm, with an opal acrylic face.

    In doing the above work, the person must:

    • identify and confirm client requirements for the finished job, including: colour and brightness requirements; location for finished sign; quality and performance requirements of finished sign;
    • lay out, install and secure the LED modules to each sign to ensure even and consistent lighting, and;
    • test lights and correct any faults in light distribution.

    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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