The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) is a pre-apprenticeship course which will give you an insight into the printing industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for digital printing. It covers basic design, digital photography, customer service, digital printing systems and processes.
Career opportunities, include:
- print apprenticeships
- print manufacture apprenticeship
- print communications apprenticeship
Pathways to further study:
- apprenticeship in printing, print manufacture or print communications.
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Studying the Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) at Holmesglen
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.
Classes run four days per week 9am - 4pm for 12 weeks. (Normally Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).
||Maintain a safe work environment
||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
||Perform basic industry calculations
||Communicate in the workplace
||Develop a basic design concept
||Select and apply type
||Prepare ink and additives
||Edit a digital image
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Set up and produce basic guillotined product
||Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product
||Prepare machine for operation (basic)
||Inspect quality against required standards
||Use colour management systems
||Set up and produce basic digital print
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP260||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP202||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine|
|ICPSUP263||Perform basic industry calculations|
|ICPSUP262||Communicate in the workplace|
|ICPPRP211||Develop a basic design concept|
|ICPPRP221||Select and apply type|
|ICPSUP211||Prepare ink and additives|
|ICPDMT322||Edit a digital image|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ICPCBF221||Set up and produce basic guillotined product|
|ICPCBF245||Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product|
|ICPSUP207||Prepare machine for operation (basic)|
|ICPSUP216||Inspect quality against required standards|
|ICPPRN284||Use colour management systems|
|ICPPRN384||Set up and produce basic digital print|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
No formal entry requirements.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon successful completion of the program you will be eligible to receive the ICP20115 Certificate II in Printing and Garphic Arts (General).
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession