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  • ICP31215

Certificate III in Printing

At a glance

At a glance

Kick-start your career in the printing industry with this practical course. Gain the broad range of knowledge and skills required to work as a print machinist.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Screen Printer
  • Print Machinist (Flexographic/Gravure/Lithographic/Pad)
  • Digital Printer
  • Digital Print Manager
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ICP31215 Certificate III in Printing

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick-start your career in the printing industry with this practical course. Gain the broad range of knowledge and skills required to work as a print machinist. 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 covers the trade skills of printing on printing press simulators and digital machines. You will study how to set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure printing presses, digital printers and screen printers. You will also learn how to prepare material, monitor and run equipment, and apply solutions to common printing problems.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to seek work as a digital print manager, digital printer, print machinist, or screen printer.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 17 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ICPSUP216
Inspect quality against required standards
ICPSUP260
Maintain a safe work environment
ICPSUP262
Communicate in the workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
ICPCBF221
Set up and produce basic guillotined product
ICPKNW322
Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
ICPPRN211
Mount and proof flexographic plates for basic printing
ICPPRN214
Produce basic flexographic printed product
ICPPRN232
Produce basic lithographic printed product
ICPPRN282
Produce and manage basic digital print
ICPPRN284
Use colour management systems
ICPPRN313
Set up for basic flexographic printing
ICPPRN314
Produce complex flexographic printed product
ICPPRN331
Set up for basic lithographic printing
ICPPRN332
Produce complex lithographic printed product
ICPPRN382
Produce and manage complex digital print
ICPPRN384
Set up and produce basic digital print
ICPPRN385
Apply software applications to digital production
ICPPRN386
Troubleshoot digital media
ICPPRN388
Preflight and import complex images for digital devices
ICPPRN392
Set up and produce specialised digital print
ICPPRN413
Set up for complex flexographic printing
ICPPRN431
Set up for complex lithographic printing
ICPPRN496
Set up and produce complex digital print
ICPPRP267
Produce offset lithographic plates
ICPSCP233
Manually prepare direct emulsion stencil
ICPSCP271
Manually produce basic screen prints
ICPSCP282
Prepare film for basic screen printing
ICPSCP311
Reclaim screen manually
ICPSCP371
Manually produce complex screen prints
ICPSCP373
Semi-automatically produce complex screen prints
ICPSUP202
Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
ICPSUP203
Prepare and maintain the work area
ICPSUP207
Prepare machine for operation (basic)
ICPSUP208
Operate and monitor machines (basic)
ICPSUP211
Prepare ink and additives
ICPSUP263
Perform basic industry calculations
ICPSUP281
Use computer systems
ICPSUP282
Undertake basic machine maintenance
ICPSUP323
Dispose of waste
ICPSUP351
Undertake basic production scheduling
ICPSUP357
Apply quick changeover procedures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
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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.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland