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Certificate III in Print Manufacturing

National Course Code: ICP31315


Get into print with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Print Manufacturing. Gain hands-on experience through your studies and apprenticeship employment, and develop your career as a machine operator, ink mixer, print production worker in an industry in transformation.


Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn how to:

  • Manage post-press and the finishing stages of the printing process
  • Integrate sustainable work practices
  • Maintain quality assurance
  • Contribute to a safe work environment


Develop the personal qualities and talents you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn in the workplace
  • The ability to take direction
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Passion for maintaining quality print
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to collaborate with colleagues and clients


Successfully completing this course will give you:

  • A nationally accredited Certificate III qualification
  • Recognition as a qualified tradesperson

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Carton and Corrugating Machine Operator
  • Print Finishing Operator
  • Printing Operator
  • Ink Manufacturing Technician
  • Print Machinist
  • Ink Mixer
  • Press Operator


Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you may choose diversify your skills with a move into graphic design:

  • Certificate IV in Graphic Design
  • Certificate IV in Design


There are over 4,500 printing businesses in operation across Australia. The industry is shifting from traditional to digital printing, which means there is a need for new ways of thinking and a demand for innovative, adaptable printers to continue to grow and transform the industry.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Blended

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