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ICP31415 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).

Printing and graphic arts can be a pathway to any design field in the creative industries with further study, contact us to discuss your options

Gain these skills
  • Create interactive documents
  • Corporate identity and logo design
  • Packaging design
  • Art work for advertising, magazines, newspapers and books
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy technical work and have an interest in typography, art and design
  • Good attention to detail


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Some of the courses on the list can be done completely online. However some of the courses require a practical component which can't be done online, or some may be a mix of online and face-to-face learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For a full list of online courses, please use the filters under the Refine course results menu.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply


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
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Assistant Graphic Artist | Graphic Design Assistant
  • Pre-Press Operator | Mac Operator
  • Desktop Publishing Operator
  • In-house Publishing Operator
  • Print Finishing Artist
  • Digital Production Controller

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply

Printing and graphic arts can be a pathway to any design field in the creative industries with further study, contact us to discuss your study pathway options


Estimated Course Fee

Estimated Concession Fee

Eligible for VSL

$5,133.80 $2,115.95 No
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 2, 2020

Perth - Online


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Perth
How Online
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Page last updated November 23, 2020