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Certificate III in Print Communications

National ID: ICP31415 | State ID: AZM0


Are you looking for a career in the graphic arts industry?

Gain practical skills producing artwork and layouts for production in print and electronic media, using the latest software and working to industry standards (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro - Adobe Associate Certification available).

You will create interactive documents, corporate identity and logo design, packaging design, art work for advertising, magazines, newspapers and books.

You can complete this course in 12 months, combined with ICP40115 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts - you'll come out with two qualifications and gain direct entry into the Diploma of Graphic Design.

Printing and graphic arts can be a pathway to any design field in the creative industries with further study.

Your Certificate III in Print Communication prepares you for a career as a graphic design assistant.

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

Where Northbridge Building 4
How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
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.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

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.


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


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Access and use the internet ICPDMT263 AUM55
Capture a digital image ICPDMT321 AUO86
Compose and evaluate typography ICPPRP421 AUN68
Create graphics using a graphics application ICPPRP325 AUN95
Create pages using a page layout application ICPPRP324 AUM99
Develop a basic design concept ICPPRP211 AUM59
Develop a detailed design concept ICPPRP311 AUN20
Edit a digital image ICPDMT322 AUO54
Generate complex imposition ICPPRP435 AUO66
Integrate colour theory and design processes CUAACD401 AWK31
Output images ICPPRP252 AUM61
Produce graphics using a graphics application ICPPRP225 AUO40
Produce pages using a page layout application ICPPRP224 AUP32
Select and apply type ICPPRP221 AUM96
Use basic drawing techniques CUAACD101 AWK37
Use computer systems ICPSUP281 AUN98
Use typography techniques CUAGRD302 AWI97

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

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

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


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Page last updated August 24, 2017