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Printing is a global industry using the most advanced digtial technologies alongside traditional print processes. Our courses will give you the skills to work in this highly competitive industry, and beome a highly skilled print machinist and operator. From conventional forms to ink-jet technologies, large format printing, digital packaging applications and 3-D printing, the printed form remains highly relevant in a digital world. Our courses will get you job-ready, with a broad range of skills.


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The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) will give you an an insight into the printing industry and provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for digital printing. It covers basic design, digital photography, customer service, digital printing systems and processes.

Students who complete the course are able to find work in a number of print sectors including commercial printing, publishing, signage and packaging, or can go on to further training in related trades.

After successfully completing this course, trainees will get advanced standing into the apprenticeship program and a direct credit of all competencies that are successfully completed.

The course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed digital print facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands on, practical training wherever possible.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

This course provides an introduction to advanced digital technologies and printing skills.

From creation, manipulation and output, students will create and prepare print ready files for output on advanced digital print technologies while building their operational and knowledge skills.

The Certificate II in Printing is for students who wish to gain practical, hands-on skills in basic design, photography, printing processes and contemporary digital printing technologies.

The Certificate III in Print Manufacturing provides comprehensive training for printing manufacturing apprentices and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the print manufacturing trade streams, such as finishing, binding, folding, gluing, cutting, embellishing and corrugating.

Print and manufacturing is everywhere and is a global industry, that utilises the most advanced converting technologies, integrating traditional print processes.

Given the scope of what is being manufactured, a print manufacturing apprentice can operate machinery that vary in size, systems, processes and capabilities.

The output may take the form of a brochure, book, box, label or package, all of which can require basic and advanced skills and knowledge. Packaging, converting and finishing is a unique requirement of the manufacturing process.

Globally, new technologies have a heavy reliance on computers, systems and processes aligned and integrated into traditional machinery.

The print manufacturing workplace can be large or small, it is predominantly a clean indoor workplace, and processing manufacturing work is in comfortable work conditions.

This is short course will introduce participants to print production procedures, from creation to press. Delivered in easy-to-understand language.

In a small group environment, you'll get hands-on experience using sample tools commonly used in the printing and converting areas. This will assist in your understanding of your environment and wider print industries.

Printing Open Days

Come and see our state of the art Print Technology training centre, meet our staff and find out where an apprenticeship in printing can take you.

- , Thu, 13 Sep - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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