TAFE NSW has opened enrolments for a range of Study Fee-Free courses for 2023, including eight Print and nine Graphic Design courses as well as Sign & Graphics Certificate III.
Fee-free TAFE is a joint initiative of the Australian and New South Wales Governments, providing tuition-free training places for people wanting to train, retrain or upskill.
TAFE NSW will provide more than 300 qualifications from certificates to diplomas that align to the state’s priority industry growth sectors, free of tuition fees for eligible students.
To be eligible, you need to live or work in New South Wales, be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent Australian resident or a humanitarian visa holder and be aged 15 years or over, and not enrolled at any school. Semester 1 classes start from 6 February.
Entry requirements for the CERTIFICATE III SIGNS AND GRAPHICS course include:
You must hold a valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card).
Apprentices must be employed as an apprentice in the signs and graphics industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer.
The course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire to discuss eligibility.
“Study signs and graphics to learn traditional signage design techniques and computer-aided manufacturing technologies and learn how to put a shopfront name up in lights,” said TAFE NSW. “Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work with paints and drafting materials
Design and layout digital signs for production
Produce and apply vinyl signs
Implement LED technology in signage
Use tools and equipment to produce and erect signs and graphics."
Print courses include 3D for beginners, Screen printing for Design, as well as Lithographic, Flexographic, and Digital printing.
All 33 Design & Media courses can be found at: