The Australian Sign & Graphics Association says new figures show completions in Certificate III Signs and Graphics study have more than tripled over the past five years, with a boost in the number of young women enrolling for the course.


asgalogo2387“You've heard a lot about the ASGA / Visual Connections Education Program recently, but is the initiative actually working to increase apprentice numbers?” ASGA asks in its monthly newsletter. “The answer is yes, with figures released recently showing that enrolments and completions have almost tripled over the past five years.

“The initiative, set up by ASGA and Visual Connections as the ‘Work Inspiration Program’ in 2013, is designed to interest secondary students in the sign, print and display sector and connect them with training and career opportunities.

“Enrolments in the CPC30216 – Certificate III in Signs and Graphics across Australia jumped from 240 to 625 over the five years to 2021. Completions more than tripled, from just 30 in 2017, to 115 in 2021. Importantly, the initiative has also seen an increase the number of young women enrolling in courses. 

“The program has been reinvigorated in 2023 after a pandemic hiatus, with more than 100 students already registering their interest in commencing apprenticeships in 2024. That number is expected to increase as Industry Taster Days are conducted later this year."

mickharrold238Mick Harrold, president ASGA"The future of our industry depends on our ability to continue to attract and retain new talent," says ASGA president Mick Harrold.

"We are grateful to our partners at Visual Connections for their support in running this important program, and remain committed to engaging with young people and encouraging them to build a career in sign and graphics."

ASGA is calling on sign companies who are looking for new staff or apprentices to register their interest with the Careers section of the ASGA website.

Register your interest by filling out this form in the Careers section of the ASGA website, 



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