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Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts

National ID: ICP20115 | State ID: AWB3


Printing and graphic arts is an exciting industry that can lead to all kinds of creative careers with further study. North Metro's Certificate II traineeship will provide you with hands on skills and a smooth entry into a printing and graphic arts job.

You will gain hands on skills producing art and layouts for production in print and electronic media. You must find work within a printing or graphic arts firm in order to complete the qualification where you'll have a range of specialist options to choose from.

A printing and graphic arts qualification from North Metro prepares you for an exciting graphic art career or the opportunity for further study. Employment prospects in this industry are good and you could find employment nationally. The on-the-job delivery of these courses also allows you to make your own industry contacts and networks, improving your employability.

Your Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) prepares you for roles such as:

  • Graphic Pre-Press Tradesperson
  • Screen Printer

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

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How Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain a safe work environment ICPSUP260 AUN93
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 AUK77
Communicate in the workplace ICPSUP262 AUO62
Inspect quality against required standards ICPSUP216 AUO73

Module Group Group A Converting, Binding and Finishing Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Run and monitor in-line tube making machine for sack or bag manufacture ICPCBF300 AUM85
Produce basic flat-bed cut product ICPCBF232 AUO20
Operate in-line mail machine ICPCBF105 AUO02
Set up machine for basic flat-bed cutting ICPCBF231 AUO99
Produce basic single or continuous folded product ICPCBF242 AUP27
Set up and operate in-line mail machine ICPCBF209 AUN07
Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening ICPCBF261 AUP25
Set up machine for basic laminating ICPCBF281 AUO83
Prepare for cutting forme and stripper making ICPCBF311 AUO67
Set up double-faced web ICPCBF216 AUO88
Produce double-faced web ICPCBF307 AUM80
Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section) ICPCBF243 AUO34
Manually sort mail and parcels TLIA2041A D4893
Consolidate mail TLIA2043A D4895
Stream mail TLIA2047A D4899
Operate computerised mail and parcels sorting equipment TLIW3006A D5379
Set up machine for basic rotary die cutting or embossing ICPCBF227 AUP42
Produce basic converted or finished product ICPCBF220 AUM56
Set up machine for basic flat-bed die cutting or embossing ICPCBF225 AUN12
Operate addressing machine ICPCBF204 AUN52
Produce basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastened product ICPCBF262 AUM82
Produce cut (trimmed) product ICPCBF224 AUO89
Produce basic folded and glued cartons ICPCBF218 AUN41
Produce basic laminated product ICPCBF282 AUN94
Set up single-faced web ICPCBF214 AUP33
Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product ICPCBF245 AUO63
Run and monitor sack and bag machines ICPCBF298 AUO52
Set up machine for cutting (trimming) ICPCBF223 AUO47
Set up machine for basic rotary cutting ICPCBF235 AUP40
Produce single-faced web ICPCBF305 AUM74
Clean sack and bag machines ICPCBF297 AUO84
Set up machine for complex sequenced or multiple folding ICPCBF341 AUN42
Set up and operate a cheque mailer machine ICPCBF208 AUN58
Collate and insert mail manually ICPCBF203 AUN37
Set up and produce hand-fastened product ICPCBF263 AUO59
Set up and operate in-line cutter ICPCBF222 AUO17
Set up and produce basic guillotined product ICPCBF221 AUP21
Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product ICPCBF244 AUM67
Produce basic rotary cut product ICPCBF236 AUM83
Handline mail ICPCBF202 AUO48
Set cutting forme and strippers ICPCBF312 AUN74
Produce basic rotary die cut or embossed product ICPCBF228 AUM62
Set up and run machine for sewing ICPCBF211 AUO71
Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding ICPCBF241 AUM58
Produce basic flat-bed die cut or embossed product ICPCBF226 AUN71
Set up profile cutting for envelope manufacture ICPCBF294 AUM84

Module Group Group B Ink Manufacture Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Blend chemicals ICPINK221 AUN34
Select and prepare materials for production ICPINK211 AUO37
Filter and pack product ICPINK251 AUO32
Manufacture varnish and resin ICPINK335 AUP04
Manufacture inks and coatings ICPINK331 AUO50

Module Group Group C Digital Media Technologies

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Capture a digital image ICPDMT321 AUO86
Access and use the internet ICPDMT263 AUM55
Create a markup language document to specification ICTWEB429 AUP99
Edit a digital image ICPDMT322 AUO54
Create and test an interactive CD-ROM/DVD ICPDMT296 AUN40

Module Group Group D Prepress Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce gravure cylinders manually ICPPRP272 AUN99
Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images ICPPRP231 AUO19
Produce photopolymer plates for pad printing ICPPRP269 AUP05
Digitise images for reproduction ICPPRP322 AUN83
Produce graphics using a graphics application ICPPRP225 AUO40
Output images ICPPRP252 AUM61
Produce relief plates ICPPRP266 AUP22
Transfer digital files ICPPRP397 AUO28
Prepare artwork for screen printing ICPPRP283 AUO87
Scan images for reproduction ICPPRP286 AUP28
Electronically combine and assemble data ICPPRP232 AUO23
Photograph a line image ICPPRP223 AUN32
Produce a typographic image ICPPRP321 AUN85
Proof images ICPPRP260 AUP15
Operate a database for digital printing ICPPRP385 AUO80
Design basic carton ICPPRP281 AUO57
Produce pages using a page layout application ICPPRP224 AUP32
Produce offset lithographic plates ICPPRP267 AUN53
Select and apply type ICPPRP221 AUM96
Make photopolymer plates (flexographic) ICPPRP268 AUO09
Produce PDF files for online or screen display ICPPRP284 AUN46
Develop a basic design concept ICPPRP211 AUM59

Module Group Group E Printing Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce basic coated product ICPPRN272 AUO25
Set up for basic coating ICPPRN271 AUP35
Use digital workflow ICPPRN285 AUP03
Use digital processes ICPPRN287 AUN64
Produce basic lithographic printed product ICPPRN232 AUN01
Set up for foil stamping ICPPRN261 AUO14
Produce basic flexographic printed product ICPPRN214 AUO27
Set up and produce basic digital print ICPPRN384 AUP31
Produce basic pad printed product ICPPRN242 AUN03
Finish a digital product ICPPRN286 AUO39
Produce foil stamped product ICPPRN262 AUN22
Set up for basic pad printing ICPPRN341 AUO72
Produce and manage basic digital print ICPPRN282 AUO41
Produce basic relief printed product ICPPRN288 AUN29
Mount and proof flexographic plates for basic printing ICPPRN211 AUP02
Set up for basic flexographic printing ICPPRN313 AUN19
Use colour management systems ICPPRN284 AUO44
Use digital media consumables ICPPRN283 AUN25
Produce basic gravure printed product ICPPRN222 AUN27

Module Group Group F Screen Printing Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Semi-automatically produce basic screen prints ICPSCP273 AUO26
Manually produce basic screen prints ICPSCP271 AUP24
Reclaim screen manually ICPSCP311 AUN39
Prepare substrate ICPSCP221 AUN80
Prepare screen ICPSCP215 AUO05
Prepare film for complex screen printing ICPSCP383 AUO04
Manually prepare direct emulsion stencil ICPSCP233 AUM95
Finish screen print products ICPSCP281 AUP37
Prepare and cut screen print substrate ICPSCP222 AUO51
Prepare film for basic screen printing ICPSCP282 AUN67
Reclaim screen automatically ICPSCP211 AUO24
Prepare stencil using photographic indirect method ICPSCP235 AUO70
Automatically produce basic screen prints ICPSCP275 AUO91
Manually prepare and produce screen prints ICPSCP270 AUN87

Module Group Group G Support Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine ICPSUP201 AUN55
Reconcile process outputs ICPSUP243 AUN76
Perform basic industry calculations ICPSUP263 AUN78
Undertake warehouse or stores materials processing ICPSUP241 AUN16
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B D3655
Pack and dispatch solid waste ICPSUP222 AUN89
Lift loads mechanically ICPSUP235 AUN18
Provide basic instruction for a task ICPSUP271 AUO36
Apply 5S procedures MSS402040A WD503
Undertake inventory procedures ICPSUP342 AUM71
Dispose of waste ICPSUP323 AUO43
Undertake root cause analysis MSS402080A WD511
Apply competitive systems and practices MSS402001A WD496
Sustain process improvements MSS402002A WD497
Apply cost factors to work practices MSS402030A WD501
Manage the impact of change on own work MSS402010A WD498
Prepare coatings and adhesives ICPSUP212 AUO42
Shift loads mechanically ICPSUP236 AUN88
Pack and dispatch product ICPSUP221 AUO90
Use computer systems ICPSUP281 AUN98
Undertake basic root cause analysis ICPSUP389 AUO00
Follow WHS practices and identify environmental hazards ICPSUP261 AUN10
Enter data into electronic system ICPSUP280 AUO85
Prepare machine for operation (basic) ICPSUP207 AUM68
Prepare and maintain the work area ICPSUP203 AUP36
Apply quick changeover procedures ICPSUP357 AUN43
Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine ICPSUP202 AUM65
Operate and monitor machines (basic) ICPSUP208 AUO65
Prepare ink and additives ICPSUP211 AUN66
Run and monitor in-line bottom making machine for sack or bag manufacture ICPCBF301 AUN35
Undertake basic machine maintenance ICPSUP282 AUO78
Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBCUS301 AUM29
Pack product ICPSUP120 AUM66

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au


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