Launch your career as a digital printing specialist. Prepare and upload files on specialised digital printing equipment. Use Adobe CC, monitor and operate RIP software and peripheral equipment. Apply solutions to a defined range of problems.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
Set up and operate a variety of current digital equipment
Use colour management systems
Use Adobe Creative software
Check components and functions of digital print systems
Apply software applications for digital production
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
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
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
Creativity to produce digital prints
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: graphic arts digital printing tradesperson, digital print specialist, print supervisor, print salesperson and print manager.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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 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.
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