This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce simple and complex vinyl signs using relevant software, vinyl plotters and weeding tools. The unit supports sign manufacturers who produce vinyl signs according to client requirements, for attachment to a range of surfaces, including vehicles, metals and glass. Vinyl signs can be used for advertising, promotional, branding or directional purposes.
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 produce three vinyl signs using a vinyl plotter according to the following specifications:
Each sign must be applied to a different surface selected from the following: glass; metal; plastic, and; vehicle body.
In producing each sign, the person must ensure no damage to the vinyl during the weeding or cutting processes. In the event of damage caused, the person must demonstrate correct procedures to rectify or reproduce the vinyl sign.
In applying the sign to each surface, the person must: correctly use materials to prepare the surface; apply the signs at the specified heights and levels, and; check for damage to the vinyl or surface that could have occurred during the application process and rectify damage.
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):