Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) - ICP20115

Spectra Training Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification applies to individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the printing and graphic arts industry. They work under direct supervision, and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context.It is a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into a range of specialist Certificate III qualifications within the printing and graphic arts industry.Licensing/Regulatory InformationNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 15 units: 4 core
  • 11 elective


  • Produce basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastened product
  • Perform basic industry calculations
  • Undertake basic root cause analysis
  • Run and monitor sack and bag machines
  • Transfer digital files
  • Operate computerised mail and parcels sorting equipment
  • Capture a digital image
  • Set up for foil stamping
  • Undertake warehouse or stores materials processing
  • Pack and dispatch solid waste
  • Produce basic pad printed product
  • Dispose of waste
  • Produce PDF files for online or screen display
  • Prepare and maintain the work area
  • Set up for basic pad printing
  • Manufacture inks and coatings
  • Run and monitor in-line bottom making machine for sack or bag manufacture
  • Sustain process improvements
  • Set up machine for complex sequenced or multiple folding
  • Undertake basic machine maintenance
  • Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding
  • Prepare film for basic screen printing
  • Produce basic single or continuous folded product
  • Scan images for reproduction
  • Prepare ink and additives
  • Produce basic flexographic printed product
  • Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)
  • Mount and proof flexographic plates for basic printing
  • Reclaim screen manually
  • Operate addressing machine
  • Produce basic folded and glued cartons
  • Prepare coatings and adhesives
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Set up machine for basic laminating
  • Manufacture varnish and resin
  • Pack product
  • Produce basic flat-bed die cut or embossed product
  • Reclaim screen automatically
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Provide basic instruction for a task
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Produce basic relief printed product
  • Use colour management systems
  • Follow WHS practices and identify environmental hazards
  • Stream mail
  • Produce graphics using a graphics application
  • Handline mail
  • Produce and manage basic digital print
  • Manually produce basic screen prints
  • Produce double-faced web
  • Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product
  • Produce gravure cylinders manually
  • Produce pages using a page layout application
  • Pack and dispatch product
  • Produce basic flat-bed cut product
  • Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images
  • Produce relief plates
  • Set up and operate in-line cutter
  • Set up machine for basic flat-bed die cutting or embossing
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Set up and produce basic digital print
  • Prepare and cut screen print substrate
  • Set up and run machine for sewing
  • Set up machine for basic rotary cutting
  • Produce basic coated product
  • Consolidate mail
  • Manually prepare direct emulsion stencil
  • Finish a digital product
  • Design basic carton
  • Operate in-line mail machine
  • Clean sack and bag machines
  • Inspect quality against required standards
  • Set up for basic coating
  • Produce basic rotary cut product
  • Collate and insert mail manually
  • Blend chemicals
  • Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
  • Electronically combine and assemble data
  • Prepare film for complex screen printing
  • Operate and monitor machines (basic)
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Produce basic rotary die cut or embossed product
  • Edit a digital image
  • Set up profile cutting for envelope manufacture
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Access and use the internet
  • Produce foil stamped product
  • Produce offset lithographic plates
  • Photograph a line image
  • Set up machine for basic rotary die cutting or embossing
  • Set up and produce hand-fastened product
  • Set up and operate a cheque mailer machine
  • Finish screen print products
  • Shift loads mechanically
  • Filter and pack product
  • Run and monitor in-line tube making machine for sack or bag manufacture
  • Apply 5S procedures
  • Create a markup language document to specification
  • Prepare stencil using photographic indirect method
  • Set up and operate in-line mail machine
  • Semi-automatically produce basic screen prints
  • Prepare screen
  • Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product
  • Produce single-faced web
  • Prepare for cutting forme and stripper making
  • Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening
  • Lift loads mechanically
  • Reconcile process outputs
  • Produce basic converted or finished product
  • Select and prepare materials for production
  • Use digital workflow
  • Apply quick changeover procedures
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Undertake inventory procedures
  • Produce cut (trimmed) product
  • Produce basic gravure printed product
  • Create and test an interactive CD-ROM/DVD
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Use digital processes
  • Set up machine for basic flat-bed cutting
  • Set up for basic flexographic printing
  • Automatically produce basic screen prints
  • Prepare artwork for screen printing
  • Produce a typographic image
  • Output images
  • Digitise images for reproduction
  • Develop a basic design concept
  • Enter data into electronic system
  • Proof images
  • Use digital media consumables
  • Prepare substrate
  • Produce basic laminated product
  • Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section)
  • Select and apply type
  • Set up and produce basic guillotined product
  • Set up single-faced web
  • Set up double-faced web
  • Produce basic lithographic printed product
  • Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine
  • Operate a database for digital printing
  • Manually prepare and produce screen prints
  • Produce photopolymer plates for pad printing
  • Use computer systems
  • Prepare machine for operation (basic)
  • Set cutting forme and strippers
  • Manually sort mail and parcels
  • Set up machine for cutting (trimming)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane Domestic: $7,300
  • Full-time : 12 months
Melbourne Domestic: $7,300
  • Full-time : 12 months
Perth Domestic: $7,300
  • Full-time : 12 months
Sydney Domestic: $7,300
  • Full-time : 12 months

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