How to become a Graphic Pre-press Tradesperson

Graphic pre-press tradespersons use computerised typesetting and image assembly to design layouts and assemble text and graphics into page formats for printing.

Personal requirements of a Graphic Pre-press Tradesperson

  • enjoy technical work
  • interested in typography, art and design
  • able to carry out detailed work
  • good knowledge of the English language
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • high degree of concentration and patience.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 0%

NSW 70.5%

NT 0%

QLD 5.8%

SA 3.3%

TAS 1.7%

VIC 18.8%

WA 0%

Hours worked:




Gender split:

Male 80%

Female 20%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 100%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 20.8%

Above 35 years: 80%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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