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Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)


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

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Course Overview

Get a head start in the printing and graphics arts industry with the Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General).

Learn how to perform a range of tasks in the print and graphic design process, and use operational knowledge to contribute to design projects and prepare print materials.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students, and is delivered on campus.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the design industry, working with paper products, printing, and graphic media.

You'll graduate with a solid foundation of design knowledge, which prepares you for further study and skill development in design and fine arts.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further studies in the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Starts Monday 29th July, 4 Days a week, 8:30am to 4:30pm / 2019

Starts Tues 18th Feb, 2 days a week (Tue,Wed), 8.30am - 4.30pm / 2020

Starts Tues 21st July, 2 days a week (Tue,Wed), 8.30am - 4.30pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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:

  • Attend an interview where you may be asked to provide samples of work to demonstrate experience in the trade
  • 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
Core Units
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Inspect quality against required standards
Maintain a safe work environment
Communicate in the workplace
Elective Units
Access and use the internet
Capture a digital image
Edit a digital image
Develop a basic design concept
Select and apply type
Produce pages using a page layout application
Produce graphics using a graphics application
Design basic carton
Produce PDF files for online or screen display
Scan images for reproduction
Produce a typographic image

Assessment methods may include:

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

Michele Hoffman

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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