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ICP31420

Certificate III in Print Communications

Set yourself up for a career in digital media design or printing with this hands-on qualification. Develop the practical skills required to work as a desktop publisher or pre-press technician.

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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Set yourself up for a career in digital media design or printing with this hands on qualification. Develop the practical skills required for work as a desktop publisher or pre-press technician. The printing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Australia. Worth over $23 billion and employing more than 115,000 people, the printing industry offers significant career opportunities.

This course will teach you how to prepare layouts and manipulate images and text to meet production requirements. You will learn how to edit images, select and apply type, manage digital files, and produce a basic digital print. This course will also prepare you with the skills required to manage digital files for printing in a number of mediums.

Graduates will be qualified to work as a desktop publisher, pre-press technician, or multimedia graphic designer.

What can I do?

  • Multimedia Content Author
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Production Controller
  • Pre-press Operator

Course outcome:

ICP31420 Certificate III in Print Communications

Recognition of experience

Your years of industry experience count for something. With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), we can help you fill in your gaps in knowledge to upgrade your qualifications faster.

Technology and equipment

With TAFE Queensland you study in environments equipped with the latest industry-standard technology and equipment. You will be job ready and desirable to future employers as you will have demonstrable up-to-date experience.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSUS201
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSUS201
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements, including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICPKNW3220
    Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
    UNIT CODE :
    ICPKNW3220
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in or deal with individuals in various sectors of the printing and graphic arts industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICPSUP2160
    Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment
    UNIT CODE :
    ICPSUP2160
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect the quality of print work against job specifications during the production process.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICPSUP2600
    Maintain a safe work environment
    UNIT CODE :
    ICPSUP2600
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to and maintain work health and safety (WHS) requirements are followed in printing and graphic arts workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain a safe work environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICPSUP2620
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    ICPSUP2620
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in effective workplace written and spoken communication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Print Communications (ICP31420)

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Certificate III in Print Communications

COURSE CODE: ICP31420
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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