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 for digital printing. It covers basic design, digital photography, customer service, digital printing systems, and processes.
Career opportunities, include:
- screen printing assistant
- print finishing assistan
- assistant machinist (Printing)
- desktop publishing assistant
- pre-press worker
- carton and corrugating machine operator
- digital, lithographic or flexographic print operator
- print offsider
- print apprenticeships
- print manufacture apprenticeship
- print communications apprenticeship
Pathways to further study:
- Certificate III in Printing ICP31220
- Certificate III in Print Binding, Finishing and Packaging ICP31320
- Certificate III Pre-press Graphic Design Production ICP31420
- Certificate IV in Design CUA40715
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 -
2 core units, plus 10 elective units of 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
||Use computer systems in the printing and graphic arts sectors
||Prepare and maintain the work area
||Dispose of waste
||Select and apply type
||Produce pages using a page layout application
||Develop basic design concepts
||Set up and produce basic digital print
||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
||Prepare inks and additives
||Set up and produce basic guillotined product
||Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP2600||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP2810||Use computer systems in the printing and graphic arts sectors|
|ICPSUP2030||Prepare and maintain the work area|
|ICPSUP3230||Dispose of waste|
|ICPPRP2210||Select and apply type|
|ICPPRP224||Produce pages using a page layout application|
|ICPPRP2110||Develop basic design concepts|
|ICPPRN3840||Set up and produce basic digital print|
|ICPSUP2020||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine|
|ICPSUP2110||Prepare inks and additives|
|ICPCBF2210||Set up and produce basic guillotined product|
|ICPSUP2160||Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment|
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.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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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 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts ICP20120.
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 consumable 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 apply for each 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