Qualification details

ICP20510 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing) (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 05/Jul/2010

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICP20115 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 11 qualifications merged into one to allow more flexibility 25/Mar/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICP20505 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing) 04/Jul/2010

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
ICPPP211C - Develop a basic design conceptDevelop a basic design concept N/A
ICPPP221C - Select and apply typeSelect and apply type N/A
ICPPP223C - Photograph a line imagePhotograph a line image N/A
ICPPP224C - Produce pages using a page layout applicationProduce pages using a page layout application N/A
ICPPP231C - Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour imagesManually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images N/A
ICPPP232C - Electronically combine and assemble dataElectronically combine and assemble data N/A
ICPPP252C - Output imagesOutput images N/A
ICPPP283C - Prepare artwork for screen printingPrepare artwork for screen printing N/A
ICPPP286A - Scan images for reproductionScan images for reproduction N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 392112 Screen Printer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4914-11 Screen Printer 
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 Screen Printing Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 392112 Screen Printer 05/Jul/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4914-11 Screen Printer 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 an individual working in the screen printing sector of the printing and graphic arts industry. They assist in the operation of power driven or hand-operated screen printing machines to create visual images. They will generally work under direct supervision and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context.

Job Roles 

Attendant screen printer

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 a:

  • ICP30610 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)
  • ICP30710 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing).

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


ICP20510 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts  (Screen Printing )

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 :


  • reading and interpreting job requirements
  • using printing industry terminology and vocabulary correctly and accurately


  • operating production processes in association with fellow workers according to the planned daily schedule

Problem solving

  • proofing and inspecting quality of own work and adjusting the printing machinery to ensure the product meets job specifications
  • monitoring production quality and making minor adjustments to processes

Initiative and enterprise

  • making recommendations on possible solutions when planning printing operations
  • monitoring trends in the printing industry to inform personal work practices

Planning and organising

  • accessing data about machine capabilities, production processes and customer needs and using them in the planning process
  • selecting inks, additives and screens when planning for modified or new printing operations


  • following procedures and using personal protective equipment correctly


  • demonstrating knowledge of company services, equipment capabilities, limitations and workflow
  • giving and following simple routine instructions


  • 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

6 elective units from Group A , plus

5 elective units from Group B or Group C .

Up to 2 elective units  from Group A can be substituted with Group B elective units listed below.

At least 1 elective unit  must be selected from Group B elective units. The remaining elective units may be selected from Group B or Group C elective units.

Up to 2 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

Group A Elective Units 

ICPSP211C Reclaim screen automatically

ICPSP215C Prepare screen

ICPSP281C Finish screen print products

ICPSP311C Reclaim screen manually

ICPSU202C Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine

ICPSU203C Prepare and maintain the work area

ICPSU211C Prepare ink and additives

ICPSU263C Perform basic industry calculations

Group B Elective Units 

ICPSP271C Manually produce basic screen prints

ICPSP273C Semi-automatically produce basic screen prints

ICPSP275C Automatically produce basic screen prints

Group C Elective Units 

ICPPP211C Develop a basic design concept

ICPPP221C Select and apply type

ICPPP223C Photograph a line image

ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application

ICPPP231C Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images

ICPPP232C Electronically combine and assemble data

ICPPR242C Produce basic pad printed product

ICPPP252C Output images

ICPPR282C Produce and manage basic digital print

ICPPP283C Prepare artwork for screen printing

ICPPP286A Scan images for reproduction

ICPPR341C Set up for basic pad printing

ICPPR384A Set up and produce basic digital print

ICPSP221C Prepare substrate

ICPSP222C Prepare and cut screen print substrate

ICPSP270C Manually prepare and produce screen prints

ICPSP282A Prepare film for basic screen printing

ICPSP383A Prepare film for complex screen printing

ICPSU212C Prepare coatings, adhesives

ICPSU221C Pack and dispatch product

ICPSU222C Pack and dispatch solid waste

ICPSU224C Perform basic machine maintenance

ICPSU235C Lift loads mechanically

ICPSU236C Shift loads mechanically

ICPSU241C Undertake warehouse or stores materials processing

ICPSU261C Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards

ICPSU281C Use computer systems

MSACMC210A Manage the impact of change on own work

MSACMS200A Apply competitive manufacturing practices

MSACMS201A Sustain process improvements

MSACMT230A Apply cost factors to work practices

MSACMT240A Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

MSACMT270A Use sustainable energy practices

MSACMT271A Use sustainable environmental practices

MSACMT280A Undertake root cause analysis

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