Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts - ICP20120

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
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.


  • Finish screen print products
  • Electronically combine and assemble data for page layouts
  • Access and use the internet
  • Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine
  • Operate and monitor machines (basic)
  • Manually prepare direct emulsion stencil
  • Undertake inventory procedures
  • Semi-automatically produce basic screen prints
  • Set up machine for basic flat-bed die cutting or embossing
  • Manually prepare and produce screen prints
  • Select and apply type
  • Finish a digital product
  • Set up machine for basic flat-bed cutting
  • Set up machine for complex sequenced or multiple folding
  • Run and monitor in-line bottom making machine for sack or bag manufacture
  • Reconcile process outputs
  • Produce basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastened product
  • Use digital processes
  • Set up and produce basic digital print
  • Prepare film for complex screen printing
  • Set up machine for basic laminating
  • Capture digital images
  • Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment
  • Produce graphics using graphics applications
  • Produce PDF files for online and screen display
  • Use colour management systems
  • Set up for foil stamping
  • Produce basic flexographic printed product
  • Pack and dispatch product
  • Produce basic gravure printed product
  • Set up and produce basic guillotined product
  • Produce double-faced web
  • Digitise images for reproduction
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Produce pages using a page layout application
  • Produce offset lithographic plates
  • Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening
  • Produce basic pad printed product
  • Set up and produce hand-fastened product
  • Automatically produce basic screen prints
  • Mount and proof flexographic plates for basic printing
  • Set up single-faced web
  • Dispose of waste
  • Lift and shift loads mechanically
  • Set up and run machine for sewing
  • Set up machine for basic rotary cutting
  • Produce basic coated product
  • Proof images
  • Run and monitor sack and bag machines
  • Set up machine for basic rotary die cutting or embossing
  • Design basic carton
  • Use digital media consumables
  • Manually produce basic screen prints
  • Clean sack and bag machines
  • Produce basic folded and glued cartons
  • Set up for basic coating
  • Produce basic rotary cut product
  • Develop basic design concepts
  • Operate databases for digital printing
  • Prepare inks and additives
  • Produce basic rotary die cut or embossed product
  • Produce basic laminated product
  • Produce foil stamped product
  • Perform basic industry calculations
  • Use computer systems in the printing and graphic arts sectors
  • Produce basic flat-bed cut product
  • Produce and manage basic digital print
  • Undertake warehouse materials processing
  • Produce typographic images
  • Set up double-faced web
  • Use digital workflow
  • Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section)
  • Produce basic flat-bed die cut or embossed product
  • Produce basic relief printed product
  • Set up for basic pad printing
  • Produce basic converted or finished product
  • Set up machine for basic folding
  • Prepare machine for operation (basic)
  • Prepare substrate
  • Edit digital images
  • Produce single-faced web
  • Scan images for reproduction
  • Apply quick changeover procedures
  • Prepare screen
  • Prepare and maintain the work area
  • Undertake basic machine maintenance
  • Reclaim screen manually
  • Output images
  • Produce flexographic photopolymer plates
  • Produce basic lithographic printed product
  • Produce basic folded product
  • Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
  • Transfer digital files
  • Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product
  • Set up for basic flexographic printing
  • Set up and produce hand-collated or inserted product
  • Prepare film for basic screen printing
  • Enter data into electronic systems
  • Create and test interactive storage devices

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wodonga Domestic: $2,500
  • Part-time : 6 months

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