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.
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
||Communicate in the workplace
||Edit a digital image
||Set up and produce basic digital print
||Prepare machine for operation (basic)
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Inspect quality against required standards
||Set up and produce basic guillotined product
||Develop a basic design concept
||Select and apply type
||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
||Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product
||Use colour management systems
||Prepare ink and additives
||Perform basic industry calculations
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.
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP260||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP262||Communicate in the workplace|
|ICPDMT322||Edit a digital image|
|ICPPRN384||Set up and produce basic digital print|
|ICPSUP207||Prepare machine for operation (basic)|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ICPSUP216||Inspect quality against required standards|
|ICPCBF221||Set up and produce basic guillotined product|
|ICPPRP211||Develop a basic design concept|
|ICPPRP221||Select and apply type|
|ICPSUP202||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine|
|ICPCBF245||Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product|
|ICPPRN284||Use colour management systems|
|ICPSUP211||Prepare ink and additives|
|ICPSUP263||Perform basic industry calculations|
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.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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