Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)

Course Code ICP20115
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 580 hours

Course Overview

The ICP20115 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) is the recognised qualification to gain employment in the printing and graphic arts industry.

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.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The ICP20115 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Paper Products, Printing and Graphic Media industry.

Further studies
After gaining the ICP20115 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) you might wish to undertake further study in a range of specialist Certificate III qualifications within the Paper Products, Printing and Graphic Media industry.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Monday 29th July, 4 Days a week, 8:30am to 4:30pm / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Monday 29th July, 4 Days a week, 8:30am to 4:30pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars, excursions or other organised activities.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Docker Street, Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 580 $2.67 $1,548.60 $12.50 $7,250.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 580 $0.54 $313.20 $12.50 $7,250.00
Full Fee 580 $3.59 $2,082.20 N/A N/A
Course Materials 580 $0.50 $290.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this course.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

You also may be required to undertake an interview or provide samples of work. to demonstrate experience in the trade

Units of Competency

ICP20115 – Core Units

ICPSUP262 – Communicate in the workplace
ICPSUP216 – Inspect quality against required standards
ICPSUP260 – Maintain a safe work environment
BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ICP20115 – Elective Units

ICPDMT263 – Access and use the internet
ICPDMT321 – Capture a digital image
ICPPRP281 – Design basic carton
ICPPRP211 – Develop a basic design concept
ICPDMT322 – Edit a digital image
ICPPRP321 – Produce a typographic image
ICPPRP225 – Produce graphics using a graphics application
ICPPRP224 – Produce pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP284 – Produce PDF files for online or screen display
ICPPRP286 – Scan images for reproduction
ICPPRP221 – Select and apply type

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations and tasks
  • Observation
  • Quizzes
  • Project work
  • Written tasks
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.