Certificate III in Prepress Graphic Design Production - ICP31420

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification applies to individuals working as a pre-media tradesperson. Typically they 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. They may also provide some leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.Licensing/Regulatory InformationNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Use colour management for production
  • Access and use the internet
  • Use structured problem-solving tools
  • Produce relief plates
  • Work with digital information
  • Deliver customer service
  • Select and apply type
  • Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
  • Create pages using page layout applications
  • Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards
  • Generate complex imposition
  • Contribute to workplace innovation
  • Undertake a complex design brief
  • Manage colour
  • Create graphics using graphics applications
  • Analyse information and assign meta tags
  • Set up and produce basic digital print
  • Maintain interactive content
  • Set up and use complex colour management for production
  • Prepare film for complex screen printing
  • Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • Use basic drawing techniques
  • Capture digital images
  • Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment
  • Sustain process improvements
  • Undertake basic production scheduling
  • Produce graphics using graphics applications
  • Generate proofs for digital production
  • Compose and evaluate typography
  • Produce PDF files for online and screen display
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Use colour management systems
  • Make a presentation
  • Electronically combine complex images
  • Digitise images for reproduction
  • Incorporate video into multimedia presentations
  • Produce pages using a page layout application
  • Produce offset lithographic plates
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Create 2D digital animations
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Proof images
  • Generate high-end PDF files
  • Develop basic design concepts
  • Operate databases for digital printing
  • Develop complex cascading style sheets
  • Use development software and ICT tools to build a basic website
  • Preflight and import complex images for digital devices
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Manage digital files
  • Produce and manage basic digital print
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Apply 5S procedures
  • Produce typographic images
  • Use typography techniques
  • Apply colour to design briefs
  • Undertake digital proofing
  • Create a markup language document to specification
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Edit digital images
  • Apply scripting language in authoring
  • Scan images for reproduction
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Prepare for personalised digital printing
  • Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
  • Create a common gateway interface script
  • Prepare imposition format for printing processes
  • Develop detailed design concepts
  • Output images
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Produce flexographic photopolymer plates
  • Apply software applications to digital production
  • Transfer digital files
  • Prepare film for basic screen printing
  • Manipulate and incorporate audio into multimedia presentations
  • Create and test interactive storage devices

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Wodonga Domestic: $6,790
  • Part-time : 12 months
  • Flexible Delivery : 12 months

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