Develop a strong foundation to launch your career in printing as you work with a variety of media – like paper, graphic media, 2D and 3D prototypes. Be challenged to use your creativity to exceed clients’ expectations and provide professional advice.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Operate offset, digital and finishing machinery
Inspect quality against specified standards in a production environment
Follow sustainable work practices
Plan and present work to clients
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience to develop a visual concept from design to finished product
Experience analysing client briefs, collaborating and completing work to meet expectations
Time management skills to resolve competing deadlines
Skills to use simulated printing rooms
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in graphic image reproduction and printing
A creative mindset
The ability to take direction
Good communication skills
The ability to work as part of a team
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Assistant machinist (printing), Carton and corrugating machinist, Desktop publishing assistant, Print finishing operator, Pre-press worker, Carton and corrugating machine operator, Mail house operator, Printing operator, Ink mixer, Sack/bag maker, Screen printing assistant, Digital print operator and Print offsider
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 2 core and 10 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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