How to become a Screen Printer

Screen printers set up and operate power-driven or hand-operated screen printing machines to create images.

Personal requirements of a Screen Printer

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) with normal colour vision
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • creativity
  • self-motivated
  • good problem-solving skills.
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Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 3.4%

NSW 56.8%

NT 1.5%

QLD 12.3%

SA 6.9%

TAS 0%

VIC 11.3%

WA 7.9%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 82.4%

Female 17.7%

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: 45.5%

Above 35 years: 54.5%

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

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