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Printing

Set yourself up for a career in printing or digital media design. The printing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Australia and offers a range of different career opportunities including pre-press technician, print machinist, and screen printer.

Study printing

The printing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Australia. Worth over $23 billion and employing more than 115,000 people, there are a range of different career opportunities available within the printing industry including pre-press technician, print machinist, and screen printer.

Desktop publishers or pre-press technicians set and compose text and graphics into a suitable format for printing. Print machinists set up and operate a range of different printing presses including letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, digital, and offset. Screen printers prepare stencils and set up and operate screen print equipment.

No matter what part of the printing industry you're interested in, we have a course to help you get there. TAFE Queensland offers a range of courses in printing, print communications, and print manufacturing. Our passionate, industry-experienced teachers will provide all the support and guidance you need to succeed.

Career outcomes

  • Desktop publisher
  • Digital print manager
  • Pre-press technician
  • Print finisher
  • Print machinist
  • Screen printer
 

Study printing at TAFE Queensland

As a printing student at TAFE Queensland you'll have access to the latest equipment, software and technology. Choose from a range of specialisations in screen printing, sign writing, print machining, pre-press, and binding and finishing and get the qualification you need to kick start your career.

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