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Warwick Ryan has been appointed a partner at Hicksons Lawyers. Warwick is a leading specialist in employment and workplace relations law. He will continue in his role as our ASGA Legal Advisor, answering the questions of our members. For any advice, a member needs to first contact our Head Office so that contact can then be made with Warwick.

This week he was assisting an employer with details relating to the Long Service Leave of an employee.

Warwick has updated the new rates of pay for each of the Awards that apply to workers in our industry. They began from 1 July 2017 and are emailed from Head Office to members once they renew 2017 – 2018 membership.

Click here to download the EA Template and the process to be followed

To contact Warwick you need to be a current ASGA financial member and you call ASGA Head Office to be connected with him.


Head Office : michael_punch@signs.org.au or 0448 274 211






As the year winds down, it also challenges us to lift our sights to the New Year and what it will bring. One event will be the Gala Industry Dinner/ASGA Awards event to be held on Thursday 13th September during the Sydney Trade Show. We promise to make it even more remarkable than the 2016 event when Vince Sorrenti entertained us with his unique humour.


Mark your diary now and check out your photo files on some great signage you have manufactured or installed since July 2016 or special projects you have in the pipeline up to May next year. Awards winning companies can draw so much attention to their expertise on their website or in Facebook.


We have been able to secure funding again so that employers/staff in our member companies can receive Certification which will enable them to commence and supervise apprentices. We did this program during this year and thirty-one existing workers from twelve companies secured this part-qualification. Paul Richards of TAFE Sydney will tailor training plans and the best set of units from the CERT III in Signage so that on job learning and assessment can simplify the process. Delivery in March/April 2018.

We need twenty starters! Contact ASGA Head Office - Michael Punch e: michael_punch@signs.org.au


It just keeps getting better for this Victorian company following their initial victory in the ASGA Wrap Master Challenge. After winning State, national and then the Trans-Tasman challenge, Nick and his team won international honors in Las Vegas last year. Now they have done it again winning the 'Wrap Like a King' Global challenge for 2017.

and receive so many benefits … a free Legal Advice Line giving employment templates and all latest Awards’ levels of pay, as well as a set of industry-specific OHS templates valued at $1500 plus.

Click here to go to the ASGA’s Join Now Application Form

For information about any of the above, contact michael_punch@signs.org.au

Michael Punch
ASGA General Manager
0448 274 211





In recent months we have become increasingly more involved in promoting our industry to young school students who are hopefully our industry’s future. So many of them and their parents have no knowledge of our Sign & Graphics trade – they need and meet plumbers, carpenters and electricians in their homes but our tradepersons…..NO!

A five day Trade Readiness Course held in a Mt Druitt school in Sydney’s western suburbs opened the eyes of fifteen Year 11 students to our industry and its variety of work . TAFE Sydney staff planned and presented the elements of the Course. Now eight of the students are keen to be involved in a Pre-Apprenticeship five week programme in early next year

Other TAFEs across Australia want to buy in to this type of hands-on delivery of the work done in our businesses….some States know them as Trade Tasters. In Queensland we have made contact with companies who deliver the CERT III Qualification and we shall set up members’ meetings to hear from these companies. There is so much we are attempting to do in order to find the next wave of trade technicians.

I wish all our members and their families a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for all your support and encouragement in 2017.


Michael Blazek
ASGA President



ASGA thanks our eNews Sponsors for their continued support of ASGA. Each month we feature several of these sponsors ....

HVG Graphics Media celebrates yet another wonderful year in the visual communications industry

On an October night, following the events of the annual Visual Impact trade convention, the HVG Graphics Media team hosted a night of cocktails and laughs the on Sydney harbour, taking the opportunity to extend a thanks to their customers. With the support of esteemed suppliers 3A, 3M, and Soyang, the dedicated team honoured their global product reach, whilst celebrating the relationships founded in the industry over the past 40 years, with HVG Graphics Media serving as a central figure in the in the Australian printing and visual communications.



Join Spandex for an Exclusive HP Latex Technology Event!

Are you looking at saving time, saving money, entering markets that solvent technology couldn’t take you, or an environmentally friendly solution?
Then don’t look into outdated solvent solutions, look towards the future that is HP Latex Technology!

For a limited time only, Roland Rental will pay the first month of any rental contract, for Roland equipment purchased between 13 Nov and 15 Dec 2017. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get hold of the latest Roland equipment in 2017 and not pay anything until 2018.

National Corporate Installations Ltd (NCI), established in 1999, is a New Zealand and Pacific wide installation company specialising in corporate branding and general signage, commercial and retail.

We install signage manufactured or supplied by our clients, from national rollouts through to sky signage and on to wayfinding and graphic murals. Our clients are some of the leading sign companies, architects, designers and brand managers in New Zealand and Australia.
NCI has on occasion been involved in the early stages of design, so the product is designed in a way that it can be transported, installed and serviced in a cost effective and practical way, thus ensuring all brand and budget requirements are met.

Contact: Ross Rooney
Phone: NZ  09 835 1937
Mob:  0274 889 883
Email:  sales@nci.co.nz
Web: www.nci.co.nz


Remember the fun we had last year? Join us again on 13th September 2018. Mark your diary and stay tuned for more information!




ASGA AGM will be held on Thursday 17 May, 2018 in Perth, venue to be advised.


The best sign industry golf day in Australia just got bigger, better and smarter!
Held at Wembley Golf Course. Graphic Art Mart will once again be the event's Principal Sponsor.

* New venue, new function rooms
* All inclusive dinner and drinks package this year
* Electronic "Live"scoring



To list your items for sale, items wanted or positions sought or vacant please submit your details below. Ads run for minimum of

6 months and are $AUD50 for Non Members free for members of ASGA.

Only members may place ads in the "people" section of the web site and eNews

Please fill all details in the form BELOW including address, we will require your payment prior to running the ad. We will invoice you for your ad.

Members FREE Non Members $50 + GST.

Click here to submit a classified Ad.



  • VI Trade Show 19 – 21 April 2018 Brisbane
  • ASGA AGM 17 May 2018
  • ASGA WA Golf Event 18 May 2018
  • VI Trade Show 12 – 14 September 2018 Homebush Sydney
  • Gala Industry Dinner and Awards Event -  13 September 2018 Sydney



Don't miss some great opportunities ! 

Engraver / Signage - Position Available

Busy signage company located in Chatswood requires a competent specialist engraver for several computerized engraving machines. Our company designs, manufactures and installs all types of signage using various materials, in particular, metals and plastic. Full time permanent position, Monday - Friday. Variety and good team environment. Salary negotiable.

Email your interest to info@metalplaque.com.au or telephone 02 9882 6188

Sign Maker Expressions Of Interest

We are on the lookout for an experienced Sign Professional to join our busy team in PORT HEDLAND WA This could possibly be a management role for the right individual with proven experience in that role, or someone with industry experience looking to continue working in this field. The person must be qualified and be available for start in mid January.

This position is not fly in / fly out so the person must either live locally in Port Hedland or be willing to relocate.
Resumes outlining experience and qualifications and / or queries can be sent to admin@signswest.com.au
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Production & Sales Team member

This is a busy, multi-hat position involving production together with sales, estimating and quoting projects as required in a
growing and expanding company.

This position requires a person with a hands on approach and experience within the signage industry especially with large format printing
and signage manufacturing. 
Experience in a large array of signage applications would benefit the applicant.
Good computer skills across design and general IT would also be of use for the position.
Full time permanent position. Salary negotiable.

Email your interest to info@metalplaque.com.au or telephone 02 9882 6188

Every week the ASGA receives new ads to be listed on our web site. The classifieds page is one of our top pages with many hundreds of visitors every month. It's easy to place your ad.





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