Course Title: Apply lettering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5235

Course Title: Apply lettering

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Tim McCarthy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge
required to lay out and apply lettering to design a variety of signage for
use in retail, exhibition and event settings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SIRRMER007A Apply lettering


1. Construct tickets, signs and showcards.
2. Apply layout principles.
3. Produce written text for promotional purposes.

Learning Outcomes

Required skills:
The following skills
• producing and applying vinyl lettering
• freehand lettering
• producing quick marker lettering
• graphics software lettering application.

Required knowledge:
The following knowledge
• lettering styles
• layout principles
• the use and workplace applicability of various lettering mediums
• colour principles as applied to lettering.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following
• examples of industry standard representational images of:
  • promotional banner design
  • computer lettering
  • vinyl lettering
  • quick marker signs
  • colour schemes to suit specific promotional themes.