Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)

This qualification applies to individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the sacks and bags sector of the printing and graphic arts industry. They assist in the preparation of material and operation of sack and bag equipment while working under direct supervision.

Job Roles

Offsider

Sack/bag maker

General operator


Subjects

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15 units

4 core units, plus

2 elective units from Group A, plus

9 elective units from Group B.

2 elective units must be selected from Group A elective units listed below.

6 elective units must be selected from the Group B elective units listed below.

Up to 3 Group B 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 ICPCF297C Clean sack and bag machines

add topic ICPSU201C Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine* OR add topic ICPSU202C Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine*

add topic ICPSU203C Prepare and maintain the work area

* Both of these units can be selected in this qualification, if the enterprise requires both.

Group B Elective Units

add topic ICPCF242C Produce basic single or continuous folded product

add topic ICPCF281C Set up machine for basic laminating

add topic ICPCF298C Run and monitor sack and bag machines

add topic ICPCF2101C Set up and run machine for sewing

add topic ICPCF3100C Run and monitor in-line tube making machine for sack or bag manufacture

add topic ICPCF3101C Run and monitor in-line bottom making machine for sack or bag manufacture

add topic ICPSU120C Pack product

add topic ICPSU207C Prepare machine for operation (basic)

add topic ICPSU221C Pack and dispatch product

add topic ICPSU225C Perform small machine maintenance

add topic ICPSU236C Shift loads mechanically

add topic ICPSU261C Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards

add topic ICPSU280C Enter data into an electronic system

add topic ICPSU357C Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic ICPSU389C Undertake basic root cause analysis

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


Pathways...

    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:

    ICP30710 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing)

    ICP30810 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags).


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.

Code and title

Prerequisite units required

ICPCF3100C Run and monitor in-line tube making machine for sack or bag manufacture

ICPCF298C Run and monitor sack and bag machines

ICPCF3101C Run and monitor in-line bottom making machine for sack or bag manufacture

ICPCF298C Run and monitor sack and bag machines


Employability Skills

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

ICP20710 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)

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:

Communication

checking job specifications for details of requirements

documenting consumables used when maintaining small machines for reordering purposes

labelling packaged goods before shipment

Teamwork

operating production processes in association with fellow workers

Problem solving

documenting and reporting obvious faults and wear on sack and bag machines

taking samples of products, checking the samples against specifications and adjusting machines to bring products into specifications

Initiative and enterprise

anticipating production difficulties and taking preventative action

recommending improvements to quick changeover procedures

Planning and organising

organising tools required to set up and adjust machines for bag manufacture

Self-management

following procedures and using personal protective equipment correctly

Learning

giving and following simple routine instructions

Technology

using computerised control, monitoring and data entry systems

using machinery, such as pallet wrapping equipment and sack and bag machines