Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-Press)

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 19769
National Code ICP30210
Training Package ICP10 - Printing and Graphic Arts
Program area Information Technology and Government  
Duration (nominal hours) 875
This course replaced 19304 - Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-Press)
Availability: This course is no longer accepting new enrolments. However, a replacement course may be in development, and related courses may be proposed at some locations. Look for related courses and proposed locations on the Find a course page or check with your local campus for details of replacement or related courses.

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who are working as a pre-press tradesperson in
the printing and graphic arts industry. Typically you will design and
prepare layouts and artwork, manipulate images and text to meet production
and design requirements and apply solutions to a defined range of problems
associated with, and characteristic to, the print medium. You may also
provide some leadership and guidance to others with some limited
responsibility for the output of others.
At the completion of this course you could undertake further study in other
related printing courses. For example:
-  ICP40110 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
-  ICP40610 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Management/Sales).

Career Opportunities

Pre-press operator, pre-press technician.

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Industry Subgroup: Information Technology and Government

Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for ICP30210 Certificate
III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press) within the Printing
and Graphic Arts Training Package (ICP10). The rules from the ICP10
Training Package are as follows:
Requirements for completion of the qualification:
A successful assessment outcome for 21 units made up of:
Total number of units = 21 units
4 core units, plus
12 elective units from Group A, plus
5 elective units from Group B.
Up to 2 elective units from Group A can be substituted with Group B
elective units listed below.
2 elective units must be selected from the Group B elective units listed

Up to 3 Group B elective units may be selected from the remaining elective
or from qualifications at the same qualification level or one level
higher, in this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package or
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
A total of 21 units must be completed.
Group 1 - Core Units
4 units must be completed
Group 2 - Group A Elective Units
10 - 12  units must be completed
Group 3 - Group B Elective Units
2 - 5 units must be completed
Group 4 - Elective units from ICP10, other TPs/ at AQF 3 or 4
Up to 3 units may be completed
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 17 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
ICPSU216C Inspect quality against required standards 20
ICPSU260C Maintain a safe work environment 20
ICPSU262C Communicate in the workplace 20
At least 10 and no more than 12 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
ICPKN311C Apply knowledge of the graphic pre-press sector 120
ICPMM263C Access and use the Internet 20
ICPPP211C Develop a basic design concept 40
ICPPP221C Select and apply type 30
ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application 30
ICPPP225C Produce graphics using a graphics application 40
ICPPP252C Output images 20
ICPPP321C Produce a typographic image 40
ICPPP322C Digitise images for reproduction 40
ICPPP324C Create pages using a page layout application 50
ICPPP334C Prepare an imposition format for printing processes 40
ICPPP386C Undertake digital proofing 40
ICPPP397A Transfer digital files 40
At least 2 and no more than 5 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUFANM301A Create 2D Digital animations 40
ICAB4135B Create a simple mark-up language document to specification 20
ICAU4207B Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites 20
ICPMM296C Create and test a CD-ROM/DVD 30
ICPMM321C Capture a digital image 50
ICPMM322C Edit a digital image 40
ICPMM344C Manipulate and incorporate audio into multimedia presentations 40
ICPMM346C Incorporate video into multimedia presentations 40
ICPPP231C Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images 30
ICPPP266C Produce relief plates 40
ICPPP267C Produce offset lithographic plates 40
ICPPP268C Make photopolymer plates (flexographic) 40
ICPPP269C Produce photopolymer plates for pad printing 40
ICPPP272C Produce gravure cylinders manually 30
ICPPP284A Produce PDF files for online or screen display 60
ICPPP325C Create graphics using a graphics application 60
ICPPP331C Manually combine complex four-colour images 40
ICPPP370C Produce multiple image plates 40
ICPPP372C Produce gravure cylinders electronically 40
ICPPP385C Operate a database for digital printing 40
ICPPP396A Generate high-end PDF files 50
ICPPP430C Manage colour 100
ICPPR282C Produce and manage basic digital print 30
ICPPR284A Introduction to colour management 30
ICPPR383C Prepare for personalised digital printing 40
ICPPR384A Set up and produce basic digital print 50
ICPPR387A Use colour management for production 60
ICPPR388A Preflight and import complex images for digital devices 80
ICPPR389A Manage digital files 40
ICPPR495A Set up and use complex colour management for production 100
ICPSU345C Purchase materials and schedule deliveries 40
MSACMC210A Manage the impact of change on own work 50
MSACMS200A Apply competitive manufacturing practices 50
MSACMS201A Sustain process improvements 50
MSACMT230A Apply cost factors to work practices 50
MSACMT240A Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment 50
MSACMT280A Undertake root cause analysis 50
MSAPMSUP390A Use structured problem solving tools 40
SIRXSLS005A Manage sales and service delivery 35
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
ICPPP484C Set up and operate automated workflow 50
ICPPP485C Develop a digital data template 50
ICPPR390A Generate a proof for digital production 30

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve ICP30210 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic
Pre-press)(TAFE NSW course 19769), learners are required to complete 21 units of
competency, comprising:
-  4 core units from group 1
-  10 - 12 elective units from group 2 - Group A Elective Units
-  2 - 5 elective units from group 3 - Group B Elective Units
-  Up to 3 elective units from ICP10, other Training Packages/Accredited Courses
at AQF level 3 or 4

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