Not available for international students.
Various dates throughout the year
The Certificate III in Printing provides comprehensive training for printing apprentices, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade, such as publishing, newspapers, magazines, and packaging.
Print is everywhere and is a global industry that utilises the most advanced digital technologies along with traditional print processes.
A printer is a highly skilled machinist operator.
Given the scope of what is being reproduced, a printer can operate machines that vary in size, systems, processes and capabilities.
The output may take the form of a brochure, booklet, magazine, newspaper, poster sign, label or package, all of which can require basic and advanced skills and knowledge.
Globally, new print technologies have a heavy reliance on computers, systems and processes aligned and integrated into traditional machinery.
The printer's workplace, large or small, is predominantly a clean indoor workplace, and processing manufacturing work is in comfortable work conditions.
Print training at Holmesglen provides the core, basic skills, knowledge and progression through industry endorsed competencies. Holmesglen selects these units and sets assessments in consultation with the printing industry.
You will be taught by highly qualified teachers with extensive print industry experience. You will train in excellent facilities and have the support of the trainers on and off the job.
You may also benefit from flexible delivery methods, which includes a blend of on and off site training and assessment, determined by the needs of the employer and your abilities as an apprentice.
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.
Maintain a safe work environment
Communicate in the workplace
Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Inspect quality against required standards
Prepare and maintain the work area
Prepare machine for operation (basic)
Perform basic industry calculations
Produce and manage basic digital print
Set up and produce basic digital print
Apply software applications to digital production
Troubleshoot digital media
Set up and produce specialised digital print
Undertake basic machine maintenance
Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
Use colour management systems
Produce and manage complex digital print
Use colour management for production
Set up and produce complex digital print
Produce PDF files for online or screen display
Preference may be given to students who have successfully completed a pre-apprenticeship program in a related field.
Training agreement with a registered employer from the printing 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 Certificate III in Printing.
Graduates may complete further studies by undertaking the ICP40115 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts or the ICP50115 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts.
- digital print manager
- digital printer
- print machinist
- screen printer
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
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If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
03 9564 1602
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.
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Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship
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.
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