kick-start your career as a lithographic print machinist in the niche industry of lithographic screen printing. Learn to create an array of high-quality printed products and print text or artwork onto paper or various other materials.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Produce basic and complex lithographic printed products
Set up equipment for lithographic printing
Rectify minor lithographic machine faults
Conduct shutdown of production process
Follow work health and safety (WHS) requirement and manufacturer specifications
Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
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 lithographic printing or lithographic art
The ability to produce lithographic printed products
A sound understanding of the specialised lithographic 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
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
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
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Our graduates go onto roles like: print machinist , lithographic printer, printing supervisor and printing operator.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Printing (Lithographic Printing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Printing (Lithographic Printing) does not have any post-graduate 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 III in Printing (Lithographic 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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