Certificate III in Printing

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Tue 27 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification applies to individuals working as print machinists who typically set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure printing presses, digital printers or screen printers and work on a range of printed products. They prepare material, monitor and run equipment and machinery and apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems. They may also provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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    Course type:
    Apprenticeship - Lithography, Flexography & Digital
    Course start:
    Tue 27 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    7 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 20 February 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Ultimo College, Main Campus, Cnr Thomas & Jones Street, Ultimo, Building P, Level Ground, Room PG:35.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Tuesday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    ICPSUP357Apply quick changeover procedures20
    ICPPRN385Apply software applications to digital production50
    ICPSUP362Communicate as part of a work team30
    ICPSUP262Communicate in the workplace30
    ICPKNW322Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry80
    ICPSUP323Dispose of waste30
    ICPPRN390Generate a proof for digital production30
    ICPSUP216Inspect quality against required standards30
    ICPSUP260Maintain a safe work environment30
    ICPPRP268Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)40
    ICPPRP430Manage colour70
    ICPSUP208Operate and monitor machines (basic)20
    BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
    ICPSUP263Perform basic industry calculations30
    ICPSUP203Prepare and maintain the work area30
    ICPSUP211Prepare ink and additives40
    ICPSUP311Prepare ink and additives (advanced)50
    ICPSUP207Prepare machine for operation (basic)30
    ICPSUP202Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine30
    ICPSUP201Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine30
    ICPPRN282Produce and manage basic digital print50
    ICPPRN382Produce and manage complex digital print60
    ICPPRN214Produce basic flexographic printed product80
    ICPPRN232Produce basic lithographic printed product80
    ICPCBF242Produce basic single or continuous folded product30
    ICPPRN314Produce complex flexographic printed product90
    ICPPRN332Produce complex lithographic printed product90
    ICPPRN384Set up and produce basic digital print50
    ICPPRN496Set up and produce complex digital print60
    ICPPRN392Set up and produce specialised digital print80
    ICPPRN313Set up for basic flexographic printing80
    ICPPRN331Set up for basic lithographic printing80
    ICPPRN413Set up for complex flexographic printing100
    ICPPRN431Set up for complex lithographic printing100
    ICPCBF241Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding30
    ICPSUP282Undertake basic machine maintenance30
    ICPSUP351Undertake basic production scheduling40
    ICPPRN387Use colour management for production60
    ICPPRN284Use colour management systems30
    ICPSUP281Use computer systems30



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