National code: ICP31220

Certificate III in Printing (Digital Printing)

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Overview About this course

Lauch your career as a digital print machine operator with this specialised printing course. Learn to create a variety of high-quality digital prints according to manufacturer specifications and excel in this industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Set up and produce basic and complex digital prints

  • Check components and functions of digital print systems

  • Perform digital printing system maintenance

  • Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry

  • Maintain a safe work environment

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

  • The skills and knowledge to pursue a career in digital printing

  • The ability to produce digitally printed products

  • A sound understanding of the specialised digital printing industry

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the printing industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer

  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in the printing processes and related industries

  • An interest in graphics and image reproduction for printing

  • Good communication and problem solving skills

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: digital print machine operator, print operator and digital print and production operator.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Printing (Digital Printing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Printing (Digital Printing) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Printing (Digital Printing) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 units of competency, including 5 core and 16 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.

  • Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry ICPKNW3220

  • Maintain a safe work environment ICPSUP2600

  • Communicate in the workplace ICPSUP2620

  • Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment ICPSUP2160

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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