Unit of competency details

ICPPRP285 - Scan a mono image (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICPPP285A - Scan a mono imageUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 25/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit


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 
The content being displayed has been produced by a third party, while all attempts have been made to make this content as accessible as possible it cannot be guaranteed. If you are encountering issues following the content on this page please consider downloading the content in its original form

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 prepare line or tone copy, set up a scanner and reproduce the image to meet the technical specifications suitable for print media production.

It applies to individuals who prepare images for scanning and set up the scanner to ensure the image output will meet the technical standards required for the specifications of the job and print media requirements.

Individuals generally work under supervision and within defined procedures.

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 Prepare line and/or tone original for scanning

1.1 Line or tone image/copy is scaled to conform to production specifications or quality standards

1.2 Quality of line or tone image input is assessed to determine scanner settings

1.3 Line or tone image is prepared for mounting to scanner ready for scanning

2 Prepare scanner

2.1 Scanner is selected and set correctly for the mono image to be scanned

2.2 Appropriate software is selected for scanning line and/or tone images

3 Scan image

3.1 Original image is scanned for reproduction

3.2 Quality of scanned image is checked against job/design specifications and printing reproduction requirements

3.3 Appropriate software is applied to scan and process the image

3.4 Image is checked for compliance with design specifications

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, 3.2, 3.4

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



  • Interprets and analyses a range of mathematical information used in familiar and routine tasks

Navigate the world of work


  • Recognises and follows organisational requirements associated with own role

Get the work done

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1-3.4

  • Determines priorities and sequences steps involved in clearly defined, familiar tasks and identifies and assembles required resources
  • Takes responsibility for planning and organising own workload, and 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 complete routine tasks

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

ICPPRP285 Scan a mono image

ICPPP285A Scan a mono image

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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


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:

  • use flat-bed or drum scanner and reproduce THREE examples of line and tone reproductions with supporting comments on set-up criteria and job specifications
  • access task-relevant information from a variety of information sources
  • determine capability of scanner hardware and software to meet reproduction requirements for print media
  • scan images to meet requirements, ensuring they are transferrable across design, pre-press and print sectors.

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 characteristics of a line or tone image
  • describe printing processes and type of substrates used for printing processes
  • outline work health and safety (WHS) issues associated with scanner/computer operations
  • determine scanner resolution
  • explain correct controls for scanner operation
  • explain hardware and software requirements for line and tone scanning
  • explain scanners and relevant specifications
  • outline software requirements and specifications to process and output the image
  • list sources of information and other documentation related to safety and scanner operation
  • describe how manuals and documentation are correctly stored
  • demonstrate correct use of hardware and software
  • describe how reproduction requirements are matched to resolution factors and job brief.

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

Training component details
The following details are displayed for each different NRT:-

Training packages

- Training package details
- Training package components


- Qualification details
- Qualification components

Accredited courses

- Accredited course details


- Module details

Units of competency

- Units of competency details
- Unit components

Skill sets

- Skill set details
- Skill set components

Click on the Export link to export the NRT information to MS Word or PDF.

Click on the Manage notification link to create or change a notification for this NRT.

When selecting the Display history check box a set of tables will appear displaying a log of historical values describing what has changed and when over time.

If you have access to make changes to an NRT, click on the Edit link on the upper right hand side of the summary box.