Qualification details

ICP20110 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICP20105 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) 04/Jul/2010
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICP20115 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)New qualification Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages The qualifications have been merged into one to allow more flexibility, see implementation guide for details. 25/Mar/2015

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1 (this release) 05/Jul/2010

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 899511 Printer's Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7996 Printing Hands 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Printing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Printing Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899511 Printer's Assistant 05/Jul/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7996 Printing Hands 05/Jul/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 05/Jul/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 05/Jul/2010 
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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. It is a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into a range of specialist Certificate III qualifications within the printing and graphic arts industry.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification 

Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

At the completion of this qualification candidates could choose to enter:

  • ICP30110 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Design Production)
  • ICP30210 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
  • ICP30310 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia)
  • ICP30410 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)
  • ICP30510 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
  • ICP30610 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)
  • ICP30710 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing)
  • ICP30810 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)
  • ICP30910 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons and Corrugating)
  • ICP31010 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Mail House)
  • ICP31110 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


ICP20110 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts  (General )

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • completing production records accurately
  • reporting problems and machine faults to supervisors


  • operating production processes with fellow workers and communicating with workers involved in prior and subsequent processes

Problem solving

  • conducting a sample run of a folding machine, inspecting the product and adjusting the machine to meet production requirements

Initiative and enterprise

  • anticipating production difficulties and taking preventative action
  • contributing to occupational health and safety (OHS) management and raising issues with designated personnel

Planning and organising

  • collating details of job and machine specifications and printing processes to ensure efficient production


  • following procedures and using personal protective equipment correctly


  • giving and following simple routine instructions


  • operating machines, such as folders and lithographic printers
  • using computerised control, monitoring and data entry systems
  • using information technology, such as computer hardware and software to access data from files

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 15 units 

4 core units , plus

11 elective units .

At least 1 elective unit  must be selected from at least 5 of the 6 elective groups.

Up to 3 of the elective units  may be selected from the remaining elective units or from qualifications at the same level or one level higher, in this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the qualification level, job role, work outcome and industry requirements. Unit selection is by negotiation and mutual agreement between the employee, employer and the RTO and is based on enterprise and individual needs.

Core Units 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ICPSU216C Inspect quality against required standards

ICPSU260C Maintain a safe work environment

ICPSU262C Communicate in the workplace

Elective Units 

Group A Elective Units  - Converting , Binding and Finishing 

ICPCF202C Handline mail

ICPCF203C Collate and insert mail manually

ICPCF204C Operate addressing machine

ICPCF208C Set up and operate a cheque mailer machine

ICPCF209C Set up and operate in-line mail machine

ICPCF220C Produce basic converted or finished product

ICPCF221C Set up and produce basic guillotined product

ICPCF222C Set up and operate in-line cutter

ICPCF223C Set up machine for cutting (trimming)

ICPCF224C Produce cut (trimmed) product

ICPCF225C Set up machine for basic flat-bed die cutting or embossing

ICPCF226C Produce basic flat-bed die cut or embossed product

ICPCF227C Set up machine for basic rotary die cutting or embossing

ICPCF228C Produce basic rotary die cut or embossed product

ICPCF231C Set up machine for basic flat-bed cutting

ICPCF232C Produce basic flat-bed cut product

ICPCF235C Set up machine for basic rotary cutting

ICPCF236C Produce basic rotary cut product

ICPCF241C Set up machine for basic single or continuous folding

ICPCF242C Produce basic single or continuous folded product

ICPCF243C Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section)

ICPCF244C Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product

ICPCF245C Set up and produce hand-collated or -inserted product

ICPCF261C Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening

ICPCF262C Produce basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastened product

ICPCF263C Set up and produce hand-fastened product

ICPCF281C Set up machine for basic laminating

ICPCF282C Produce basic laminated product

ICPCF294C Set up profile cutting for envelope manufacture

ICPCF297C Clean sack and bag machines

ICPCF298C Run and monitor sack and bag machines

ICPCF2101C Set up and run machine for sewing

ICPCF2104C Set up single-faced web

ICPCF2106C Set up double-faced web

Group B Elective Units  - Multimedia 

ICPMM263C Access and use the Internet

ICPMM296C Create and test a CD-ROM/DVD

Group C Elective Units  - Pre-press 

ICPPP211C Develop a basic design concept

ICPPP221C Select and apply type

ICPPP223C Photograph a line image

ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application

ICPPP225C Produce graphics using a graphics application

ICPPP231C Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images

ICPPP232C Electronically combine and assemble data

ICPPP252C Output images

ICPPP260C Proof images

ICPPP266C Produce relief plates

ICPPP267C Produce offset lithographic plates

ICPPP268C Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)

ICPPP269C Produce photopolymer plates for pad printing

ICPPP272C Produce gravure cylinders manually

ICPPP281C Design basic carton

ICPPP283C Prepare artwork for screen printing

ICPPP284A Produce PDF files for online or screen display

ICPPP286A Scan images for reproduction

Group D Elective Units  - Printing 

ICPPR211C Mount and proof flexographic plates for basic printing

ICPPR214C Produce basic flexographic printed product

ICPPR222C Produce basic gravure printed product

ICPPR232C Produce basic lithographic printed product

ICPPR242C Produce basic pad printed product

ICPPR261C Set up for foil stamping

ICPPR262C Produce foil stamped product

ICPPR271C Set up for basic coating

ICPPR272C Produce basic coated product

ICPPR288A Produce basic relief printed product

ICPPR384A Set up and produce basic digital print

ICPPR282C Produce and manage basic digital print

Group E Elective Units  - Screen Printing 

ICPSP211C Reclaim screen automatically

ICPSP215C Prepare screen

ICPSP221C Prepare substrate

ICPSP222C Prepare and cut screen print substrate

ICPSP233C Manually prepare direct emulsion stencil

ICPSP235C Prepare stencil using photographic indirect method

ICPSP270C Manually prepare and produce screen prints

ICPSP271C Manually produce basic screen prints

ICPSP273C Semi-automatically produce basic screen prints

ICPSP275C Automatically produce basic screen prints

ICPSP281C Finish screen print products

ICPSP282A Prepare film for basic screen printing

ICPSP383A Prepare film for complex screen printing

Group F Elective Units  - Support 

ICPSU201C Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine

ICPSU202C Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine

ICPSU203C Prepare and maintain the work area

ICPSU207C Prepare machine for operation (basic)

ICPSU208C Operate and monitor machines (basic)

ICPSU211C Prepare ink and additives

ICPSU212C Prepare coatings and adhesives

ICPSU221C Pack and dispatch product

ICPSU222C Pack and dispatch solid waste

ICPSU224C Perform basic machine maintenance

ICPSU225C Perform small machine maintenance

ICPSU235C Lift loads mechanically

ICPSU236C Shift loads mechanically

ICPSU241C Undertake warehouse or stores materials processing

ICPSU243C Reconcile process outputs

ICPSU261C Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards

ICPSU263C Perform basic industry calculations

ICPSU271C Provide basic instruction for a task

ICPSU280C Enter data into electronic system

ICPSU281C Use computer systems