Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia)

This qualification applies to individuals working in the multimedia sector of the printing and graphic arts industry. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, design and author multimedia information, create electronic documents, manipulate databases and information systems. They may also provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Job roles

Multimedia content author

Multimedia/graphic design assistant

Website designer

Electronic publisher

Assistant desktop publisher

Pre-press worker

Multimedia production technician


Total number of units = 19 units

4 core units plus

11 elective units from Group A plus

4 elective units from Group B.

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

1 elective unit must be selected from the Group B elective units.

Up to 3 Group B elective units may be selected from the remaining elective units or from qualifications at the same qualification 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 ICAWEB429A Create a markup language document to specification

add topic ICPKN315C Apply knowledge and requirements of the multimedia sector

add topic ICPMM263C Access and use the Internet

add topic ICPMM322C Edit a digital image

add topic ICPPP211C Develop a basic design concept

add topic ICPPP221C Select and apply type

add topic ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP225C Produce graphics using a graphics application

add topic ICPPP252C Output images

add topic ICPPP324C Create pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP397A Transfer digital files

add topic ICPSU381C Operate and maintain computer resources

Group B Elective Units

add topic BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

add topic BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

add topic CUFANM301A Create 2D digital animation

add topic CUFDIG404A Apply scripting language to authoring

add topic CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

add topic ICANWK414A Create a common gateway interface script

add topic ICAWEB418A Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

add topic ICAWEB409A Develop cascading style sheets

add topic ICAWEB510A Analyse information and assign meta-tags

add topic ICAWEB421A Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards

add topic ICAWEB410A Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites

add topic ICPMM296C Create and test a CD-ROM/DVD

add topic ICPMM321C Capture a digital image

add topic ICPMM344C Manipulate and incorporate audio into multimedia presentations

add topic ICPMM346C Incorporate video into multimedia presentations

add topic ICPPP284B Produce PDF files for online or screen display OR

add topic ICPPP311C Develop a detailed design concept

add topic ICPPP325C Create graphics using a graphics application

add topic ICPPP396A Generate high-end PDF files

add topic ICPPP334C Prepare an imposition format for printing processes

add topic ICPPP386C Undertake digital proofing

add topic ICPPP385C Operate a database for digital printing

add topic ICPSU351C Undertake basic production scheduling

add topic ICPSU456C Control production

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 MSACMT280A Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSAPMSUP390A Use structured problem solving tools


    Pathways into the qualification

    Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification. However, the preferred pathway for candidates entering this qualification is one of the following qualifications:

    ICP20110 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)

    ICP20210 Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing).

    Pathways from the qualification

    At the completion of this qualification candidates could choose to enter a:

    ICP40110 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)

    ICP40210 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

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.

Units in Qualification with Prerequisites

Code and title

Prerequisite units required

ICPPP324C Create pages using a page layout application

ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application

ICPPP311C Develop a detailed design concept

ICPPP211C Develop a basic design concept

ICPPP396A Generate high-end PDF files

ICPPP284B Produce PDF files for online or screen display

Employability Skills

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:


accurately using print industry terminology and vocabulary

reading and interpreting job requirements


operating production processes in association with fellow workers

Problem solving

eliminating or treating defects in sound recording

monitoring production quality and making minor adjustments to processes

Initiative and enterprise

monitoring trends and international standards in the printing industry and using the information to inform personal work practices

Planning and organising

implementing the principles of efficient production management

planning the production of page layout and graphics


following principles and obligations of copyright in personal work practices

following procedures and using personal protective equipment correctly


giving and following simple routine instructions

maintaining knowledge of industry trends


applying multimedia platforms and computer systems when producing multimedia products

using computerised control, monitoring and data entry systems

using information technology, such as computer hardware and software to access data from files