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Overview

International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:

ICP31415

Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 3 years

Campus:

Chadstone

The Certificate III in Print Communications is designed for employed apprentices who work in a digital design and output environment.

It is also ideal for people who also work in digital design hubs, and for marketers and brand developers seeking a formal qualification.

The course comprises 21 competencies which will build skills and knowledge to equip you with real-world applicable workplace skills to work effectively in a digital environment.

Working with the Adobe suite of programs, you will be taken through the fundamentals of typography, page-layout, imposition, image manipulation, pre-flighting and working with complex images, working with various file types for print and on-line display, managing colour through high-end RIPs and managing digital prints.

You will be trained on campus to use high-quality digital cameras to capture images, to use spectrophotometers for colour measurements and calibration, using rendering intents, colour profiling and creating and outputting to hot folders on digital devices.

You will be required to use a combination of skills to produce final products for both print and digital platforms and on various media types.

The training can be contextualised to the workplace if necessary and a number of units can be completed and submitted on-line.

Enrolments are on-going throughout the year. Training is through a mix of classroom, online and workplace delivery and assessment.


Course structure

ASSESSMENT

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.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ICPSUP216

Inspect quality against required standards

ICPSUP260

Maintain a safe work environment

ICPSUP262

Communicate in the workplace

ICPDMT322

Edit a digital image

ICPPRN282

Produce and manage basic digital print

ICPPRN284

Use colour management systems

ICPPRN387

Use colour management for production

ICPPRN484

Prepare for variable data printing

ICPPRP211

Develop a basic design concept

ICPPRP221

Select and apply type

ICPPRP224

Produce pages using a page layout application

ICPPRP225

Produce graphics using a graphics application

ICPPRP252

Output images

ICPPRP284

Produce PDF files for online or screen display

ICPPRP321

Produce a typographic image

ICPPRP396

Generate high-end PDF files

ICPPRP430

Manage colour

ICPPRP435

Generate complex imposition

ICPSUP381

Operate and maintain computer resources

ICTWEB410

Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites


Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

But you must have a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion you will receive the Certificate III Print Communications.

PATHWAYS

Graduates can go onto the study the following:
ICP40515 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Mail House)
ICP40815 - Certificate IV in ePublishing
ICP40115 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts
ICP50115 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Digital media designer, multimedia graphic designer, assistant graphic artist, multimedia content author, multimedia designer, print finishing artist, multimedia production technician, pre-press operator, pre-press technician, digital production controller, pre-press worker, graphic designer.


How to apply

APPRENTICESHIP

A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

DMA

03 9564 1602

arts@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

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.


Fees

Type

Cost

Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship

$3,589.00

Concession

$717.80

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.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Contact details

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, 24 Jan - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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