The Certificate III in Print Manufacturing provides comprehensive training for printing manufacturing apprentices and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the print manufacturing trade streams, such as finishing, binding, folding, gluing, cutting, embellishing and corrugating.
Career opportunities, include:
- ink mixer
- mail house production worker
- paper products machinist
- print finisher
- sacks and bags maker
Pathways to further study:
- 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 Manufacturing at Holmesglen
Students will receive core, basic skills, knowledge and progression through industry-endorsed competencies.
Holmesglen identifies these units with the employer for the training plan and sets assessments in consultation with industry representative groups.
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.
||Maintain a safe work environment
||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
||Prepare and maintain the work area
||Inspect quality against required standards
||Communicate in the workplace
||Perform basic industry calculations
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
||Use computer systems
||Undertake basic machine maintenance
||Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding
||Produce complex sequenced or multiple folded product
||Set up machine for complex sequenced or multiple folding
||Set up and produce basic guillotined product
||Produce basic converted or finished product
||Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening
||Undertake root cause analysis
||Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section)
||Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product
||Produce complex converted or finished product
||Set up and produce complex guillotined product
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP260||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP202||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine|
|ICPSUP203||Prepare and maintain the work area|
|ICPSUP216||Inspect quality against required standards|
|ICPSUP262||Communicate in the workplace|
|ICPSUP263||Perform basic industry calculations|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ICPKNW322||Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry|
|ICPSUP281||Use computer systems|
|ICPSUP282||Undertake basic machine maintenance|
|ICPCBF241||Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding|
|ICPCBF342||Produce complex sequenced or multiple folded product|
|ICPCBF341||Set up machine for complex sequenced or multiple folding|
|ICPCBF221||Set up and produce basic guillotined product|
|ICPCBF220||Produce basic converted or finished product|
|ICPCBF261||Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening|
|MSS402080A||Undertake root cause analysis|
|ICPCBF243||Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section)|
|ICPCBF244||Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product|
|ICPCBF320||Produce complex converted or finished product|
|ICPCBF321||Set up and produce complex guillotined product|
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.
No formal entry requirements.
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, graduates receive the ICP31315 Certificate III in Print Manufacturing
Connections with industry
Print and manufacturing is everywhere and is a global industry that utilises the most advanced converting technologies, integrating traditional print processes.
Given the scope of what is being manufactured, a print manufacturing apprentice can operate machinery that vary in size, systems, processes and capabilities.
The output may take the form of a brochure, book, box, label or package, all of which can require basic and advanced skills and knowledge. Packaging, converting and finishing is a unique requirement of the manufacturing process.
Globally, new technologies have a heavy reliance on computers, systems and processes aligned and integrated into traditional machinery.
The print manufacturing workplace can be large or small, it is predominantly a clean indoor workplace, and processing manufacturing work is in comfortable work conditions.
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||$4,628.00|
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.