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Overview

International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:

ICP31215

Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 3 years

Campus:

Chadstone

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.


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

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


Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion, you will receive the Certificate III in Printing.

PATHWAYS

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- digital print manager
- digital printer
- print machinist
- screen printer


How to apply

APPRENTICESHIP

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.

Visit Visit Australian apprenticeships.gov.au for more information>.

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

Full Fee

$17,755.00

Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship

$3,610.00

Concession

$722.00

Government subsidised

$6,596.00

Concession

$1,319.20

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, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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