Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts

Course code: ICP20115

The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts is a pre-apprenticeship program that introduces students to the world of modern printing. Training takes place in our purpose built Digital Print Centre and covers the foundations of digital printing, including editing of digital images and basic design skills. At the completion of the program students have the skills required to enter a printing apprenticeship, but also have many skills transferable into design programs.

Consider this course if you:

  • Have an interest in, and hold basic skills, in computer technology
  • Are creative imaginative and poses artistic skills
  • Enjoy design
  • Are mechanically minded
  • Poses basic maths skills

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 include:
    • Produce and manage basic digital print
    • Develop a basic design concept
    • Undertake basic machine maintenance
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 include:
    • Use colour management systems
    • Use digital media consumables
    • Use digital processes

Holmesglen Institute (Chadstone Campus)

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Year 1 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Year 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

Work placement is not required.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Certificate II qualifications provide credit at VCE Units 1 and 2 level only. Each completed 90 nominal hours of training provides one VCE Unit of credit. Credit accrues in the following sequence: Units 1, 2, 1 and 2 up to a maximum of six VCE Units.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies).
Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Print Operator
  • Print Quality Manager
  • Print Supervisor
  • Print Communications Specialist

There are additional scheduled visits to recognised companies identified as exemplars, using advanced technologies and processes, as well as technology providers’ demonstrations and events organised by industry.