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.
Career opportunities, include:
- digital print manager
- digital printer
- print machinist
- screen printer
Pathways to further study:
- ICP40115 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts
- ICP50115 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Studying the Certificate III in Printing at Holmesglen
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.
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.
||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
||Use computer systems
||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
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.
| Code || Name |
|ICPSUP260||Maintain a safe work environment|
|ICPSUP262||Communicate in the workplace|
|ICPSUP202||Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|ICPSUP216||Inspect quality against required standards|
|ICPSUP203||Prepare and maintain the work area|
|ICPSUP207||Prepare machine for operation (basic)|
|ICPSUP263||Perform basic industry calculations|
|ICPPRN282||Produce and manage basic digital print|
|ICPPRN384||Set up and produce basic digital print|
|ICPPRN385||Apply software applications to digital production|
|ICPPRN386||Troubleshoot digital media|
|ICPPRN392||Set up and produce specialised digital print|
|ICPSUP282||Undertake basic machine maintenance|
|ICPSUP281||Use computer systems|
|ICPKNW322||Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry|
|ICPPRN284||Use colour management systems|
|ICPPRN382||Produce and manage complex digital print|
|ICPPRN387||Use colour management for production|
|ICPPRN496||Set up and produce complex digital print|
|ICPPRP284||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 ICP31215 Certificate III in Printing.
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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship||$4,650.00|
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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