Course Description

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.

Screen printer/stencil preparer, digital printer, print machinist

After successful completion of this qualification, students may have the opportunity to progress into higher level qualifications.

All students must have access to a workplace that has personal protective equipment, including appropriate head attire and suitable tools of the trade.

Credit may be assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learningoutcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reducesthe amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be acquired through Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Students are required to reach a minimum level of English: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band less than 5.0) or TOEFL 530 or ISLPR 2+.
For further advice or assistance, please contact the International Student Manager.

Other IELTS equivalence :

  • PTE Academic 42
  • Cambridge (adv)  47
  • OET: Pass

Notes: Tests older than two years are not acceptable

(the snapshot under each course does not have this information which is required)

Assessment Only (including Gap Training) – offered in Queensland, workplace based (combination of training and assessment delivery methods, including written assessment, portfolio of evidence, logbook and practical observation), 6 months full time or 12 months part time.

RPL – offered in Australia, external based (combination of assessment of written evidence, practical observation and competency conversations), duration and fees will be determined by quality of evidence submitted and amount of gap training required.

Fee for Service: Administration Fee: $30.00, Tuition Fees: $2500.00.

* Fees may be subject to change where elective contexualisation is applied

Students must successfully complete all 4 mandatory core units in order to achieve this qualification:

  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • ICPSUP216 Inspect quality against required standards
  • ICPSUP260 Maintain a safe work environment
  • ICPSUP262 Communicate in the workplace

Students must successfully complete 17 elective units of competency in order to achieve this qualification:

  • ICPSCP311 Reclaim screen manually
  • ICPSCP271 Manually produce basic screen prints
  • ICPSUP211 Prepare ink and additives
  • ICPSUP263 Perform basic industry calculations
  • ICPSCP233 Manually prepare direct emulsion stencil
  • ICPSUP202 Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
  • ICPPRP382 Produce computer images for screen printing
  • ICPSUP281 Use computer systems
  • ICPSCP282 Prepare film for basic screen printing
  • ICPSCP373 Semi-automatically produce complex screen prints
  • ICPSCP374 Operate a semi-automatic screen printing machine
  • ICPSCP215 Prepare screen
  • ICPPRN384 Set up and produce basic digital print
  • ICPPRN496 Set up and produce complex digital print
  • ICPKNW322 Apply knowledge and requirements of the printing and graphic arts industry
  • ICPSUP352 Plan operational processes
  • ICPPRP211 Develop a basic design concept

Elective unit selection may be contextualised to business requirements. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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