Certificate III in Printing

Man operates commercial printing press
Rethink your career in ink

Did you know the printing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Australia and, according to the AISC, it's responsible for employing almost 27,000 people!

If you're looking to get involved in the printing industry, the Certificate III in Printing gives you the skills and knowledge to become a print machinist. Print machinists are responsible for setting up and operating printing machinery to produce books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, posters, leaflets, packaging materials, and stationery.

If it involves ink on paper, there's a good chance a print machinist was responsible for its production.

This qualification applies to those who set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure printing presses, digital printers or screen printers and work on a range of printed products. You'll learn the many processes and techniques for ensuring a quality printed end result for the best possible output.

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Industry: Creative Industries
National course code: ICP31220 | WA State ID: BFB8

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This course is designed to deliver the formal training component of an Australian Apprenticeship in Printing. During the course, participants will learn to apply solutions to a range of industry related problems, encompassing different equipment, systems and processes, and to analyse and evaluate information from different sources. Participants will develop knowledge of Print Machining and its position within the Printing and Graphic Arts industry workflow. Participants will also learn how to practically implement this learning in the workplace.

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The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.