Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)

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


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

add topic BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic ICPSU216C Inspect quality against required standards

add topic ICPSU260C Maintain a safe work environment

add topic ICPSU262C Communicate in the workplace

Group A Elective Units

add topic ICPSP211C Reclaim screen automatically

add topic ICPSP215C Prepare screen

add topic ICPSP281C Finish screen print products

add topic ICPSP311C Reclaim screen manually

add topic ICPSU202C Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine

add topic ICPSU203C Prepare and maintain the work area

add topic ICPSU211C Prepare ink and additives

add topic ICPSU263C Perform basic industry calculations

Group B Elective Units

add topic ICPSP271C Manually produce basic screen prints

add topic ICPSP273C Semi-automatically produce basic screen prints

add topic ICPSP275C Automatically produce basic screen prints

Group C Elective Units

add topic ICPPP211C Develop a basic design concept

add topic ICPPP221C Select and apply type

add topic ICPPP223C Photograph a line image

add topic ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP231C Manually combine spot colour and basic four-colour images

add topic ICPPP232C Electronically combine and assemble data

add topic ICPPR242C Produce basic pad printed product

add topic ICPPP252C Output images

add topic ICPPR282C Produce and manage basic digital print

add topic ICPPP283C Prepare artwork for screen printing

add topic ICPPP286A Scan images for reproduction

add topic ICPPR341C Set up for basic pad printing

add topic ICPPR384A Set up and produce basic digital print

add topic ICPSP221C Prepare substrate

add topic ICPSP222C Prepare and cut screen print substrate

add topic ICPSP270C Manually prepare and produce screen prints

add topic ICPSP282A Prepare film for basic screen printing

add topic ICPSP383A Prepare film for complex screen printing

add topic ICPSU212C Prepare coatings, adhesives

add topic ICPSU221C Pack and dispatch product

add topic ICPSU222C Pack and dispatch solid waste

add topic ICPSU224C Perform basic machine maintenance

add topic ICPSU235C Lift loads mechanically

add topic ICPSU236C Shift loads mechanically

add topic ICPSU241C Undertake warehouse or stores materials processing

add topic ICPSU261C Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards

add topic ICPSU281C Use computer systems

add topic MSACMC210A Manage the impact of change on own work

add topic MSACMS200A Apply competitive manufacturing practices

add topic MSACMS201A Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMT230A Apply cost factors to work practices

add topic MSACMT240A Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT270A Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT271A Use sustainable environmental practices

add topic MSACMT280A Undertake root cause analysis


    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).

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing 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.

Employability Skills


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