Unit of competency details

ICPPRP260 - Proof images (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 26/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICPPP260C - Proof imagesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 25/Mar/2015

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030103 Printing  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030103 Printing  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with ICP Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package Version 1.0.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proof images, including chemical or digital, and prepare the proof for the next stage of production.

It applies to individuals in the printing and graphic art industry who design and prepare layouts and artwork, and manipulate images and texts to meet production requirements. They generally work under direct supervision.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector


Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Set up and maintain proofing equipment

1.1 Proofing equipment is set up and maintained according to manufacturer s specifications and enterprise standards

1.2 The working environment is cleaned and maintained to ensure proof quality 

1.3 Proofing materials are used cost efficiently according to job contract costs

2 Expose and process proof

2.1 Quality control of proof is maintained according to job specifications

2.2 Images are positioned accurately on proof according to job specifications

2.3 Work Health and Safety (WHS) requirements are observed to ensure safe use of equipment

2.4 Proof is prepared for presentation ready for next stage of the process

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.


Performance Criteria 



1.1, 2.1, 2.2

  • Recognises and interprets text to establish job requirements from information contained within relevant procedures and specifications

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 1.2, 2.3

  • Recognises and follows explicit and implicit protocols and meets expectations associated with own role

Get the work done

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

  • Determines priorities and sequences steps involved in clearly defined, familiar tasks and identifies and assembles required resources
  • Applies analytical processes to resolve technical problems
  • Initiates standard procedures when responding to familiar problems within immediate context
  • Understands purposes, specific functions and key features of common digital systems and tools and operates them effectively to design and save files in required format

Unit Mapping Information

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current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

ICPPRP260 Proof images

ICPPP260C Proof images

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with ICP Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • prepare and set up proofing area to produce digital or chemical proofs of TWO four-colour separated images according to listed performance criteria. (Since underlying skills associated with digital or chemical proofing should be transferable across a range of systems, it is important to identify substrates along with the associated printing process that is being simulated.)
  • position images accurately on proof according to job specifications so proof is ready for the next stage
  • find and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe work health and safety (WHS) issues in proofing area
  • outline main considerations for setting up the proofing environment
  • explain how correct exposure levels for the proofing system are chosen
  • identify actinic light requirements
  • name aids used to control and ensure repeatability in proofing
  • describe considerations when matching a proof to output requirements
  • identify correct stock for output device
  • explain how incorrect processing of chemical proof is identified
  • outline corrective action to take if incorrect processing occurs
  • list main criteria for proof evaluation
  • describe lighting conditions required for evaluating proofs
  • list special requirements for Pantone Matching System (PMS) proofs
  • list manuals, safety and other documentation relevant to this task and identify where they are kept and what information is included.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the Pre-Press field of work and include access to special purpose tools, equipment and industry software packages.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a74b7a0f-a253-47e3-8be0-5d426e24131d

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