Certificate III in Print Communications

Certificate III   NRT
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification applies to individuals working as a pre-media tradesperson. Typically they design and prepare layouts and artwork, manipulate images and text to meet production and design requirements and apply solutions to a defined range of problems associated with, and characteristic to, the print medium. They may also provide some 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

    Graphic pre-press tradesperson, desktop publisher, multimedia content author.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    18 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:

    This offering is only for eligible apprentices. For further information about this course offering, please contact the Head Teacher on 9217 3450.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class a week over 3 days per week (block release week). An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: 9:00am to 3:30pm

    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
    ICPDMT263Access and use the internet20
    ICPDMT321Capture a digital image40
    ICPSUP262Communicate in the workplace30
    ICPPRP325Create graphics using a graphics application60
    ICPPRP211Develop a basic design concept40
    ICPKNW322Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry80
    ICPPRP322Digitise images for reproduction50
    ICPDMT322Edit a digital image40
    ICPSUP216Inspect quality against required standards30
    ICPSUP260Maintain a safe work environment30
    ICPPRP252Output images30
    BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
    ICPPRN388Preflight and import complex images for digital devices80
    ICPPRP225Produce graphics using a graphics application60
    ICPPRP224Produce pages using a page layout application60
    ICPPRP221Select and apply type30
    ICPPRN384Set up and produce basic digital print50
    ICPPRP397Transfer digital files40
    ICPPRP386Undertake digital proofing30
    ICPPRN387Use colour management for production60
    ICPPRN284Use colour management systems30



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