The Certificate III in Print Communications is designed for employed apprentices who work in a digital design and output environment.
Career opportunities, include:
- 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
Pathways to further study:
- 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
Study at home through remote learning
While measures are in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), units of theory for this course will be delivered remotely and other units delivered on campus with social distancing in place.
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Studying the Certificate III in Print Communications at Holmesglen
You will be taught by highly qualified teachers with extensive industry experience. This program is predominantly delivered on site at the employer's workplace.
You will also benefit from flexible delivery methods, which includes off-site workshops, site visits, training and assessment, determined by the needs of the employer and your abilities as an apprentice.
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.
||Maintain a safe work environment
||Inspect quality against required standards
||Operate and maintain computer resources
||Develop a basic design concept
||Use colour management systems
||Select and apply type
||Produce pages using a page layout application
||Produce a typographic image
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Prepare for variable data printing
||Produce graphics using a graphics application
||Use colour management for production
||Communicate in the workplace
||Edit a digital image
||Produce and manage basic digital print
||Generate complex imposition
||Produce PDF files for online or screen display
||Generate high-end PDF files
||Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP260||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP216||Inspect quality against required standards|
|ICPSUP381||Operate and maintain computer resources|
|ICPPRP211||Develop a basic design concept|
|ICPPRN284||Use colour management systems|
|ICPPRP221||Select and apply type|
|ICPPRP224||Produce pages using a page layout application|
|ICPPRP321||Produce a typographic image|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ICPPRN484||Prepare for variable data printing|
|ICPPRP225||Produce graphics using a graphics application|
|ICPPRN387||Use colour management for production|
|ICPSUP262||Communicate in the workplace|
|ICPDMT322||Edit a digital image|
|ICPPRN282||Produce and manage basic digital print|
|ICPPRP435||Generate complex imposition|
|ICPPRP284||Produce PDF files for online or screen display|
|ICPPRP396||Generate high-end PDF files|
|ICTWEB410||Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites|
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 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.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the ICP31415 Certificate III in Print Communications.
Connections with industry
This course is ideal for people who also work in digital design hubs, and for marketers and brand developers seeking a formal qualification.
How to apply
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:
1300 639 888
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)
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$4,656.00|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
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 more about paying for your course.