The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts is a pre-apprenticeship course that will give you an insight into the printing industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in the printing and graphic arts industry. Students will undertake units which cover basic design, digital printing systems and processes.for digital printing.
Career opportunities, include:
- Screen Printing Assistant
- Print Finishing Assistant,
- Assistant Machinist (Printing)
- Desktop Publishing Assistant
- Pre-Press Worker
- Carton and Corrugating Machine Operator
- Digital, Lithographic or Flexographic Print Operator
- Print Offsider
Pathways to further study:
- CP31220 Certificate III in Printing
- ICP31320 Certificate III in Print Binding, Finishing and Packaging
- ICP31420 Certificate III in Prepress Graphic Design Production
- CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design
Studying the Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts at Holmesglen
Students will undertake units which cover basic design, digital photography, customer service, digital printing systems, and processes.
Timetable - 3 days per week for 12 weeks.
To receive this qualification you must complete 12 units - two core units, plus
10 elective units, which have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards the completion of this program.
||Maintain a safe work environment
||Prepare and maintain the work area
||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
||Set up and produce basic digital print
||Select and apply type
||Develop basic design concepts
||Prepare inks and additives
||Dispose of waste
||Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment
||Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product
||Set up and produce basic guillotined product
||Use computer systems in the printing and graphic arts sectors
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP2600||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP2030||Prepare and maintain the work area|
|ICPSUP2020||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine|
|ICPPRN3840||Set up and produce basic digital print|
|ICPPRP2210||Select and apply type|
|ICPPRP2110||Develop basic design concepts|
|ICPSUP2110||Prepare inks and additives|
|ICPSUP3230||Dispose of waste|
|ICPSUP2160||Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment|
|ICPCBF2450||Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product|
|ICPCBF2210||Set up and produce basic guillotined product|
|ICPSUP2810||Use computer systems in the printing and graphic arts sectors|
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.
There are 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
On completion, you will receive the ICP20120 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts.
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|
|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