Prepare digital images for pre-press processing

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUVPHI530A, 'Prepare digital images for pre-press processing'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Consult with pre-press bureau about formatting requirements

1.1 Source a checklist for printing requirements from appropriate people and follow throughout preparation process

1.2 Obtain relevant specifications for software and image file formatting from appropriate people

1.3 Ensure constraints of different printing processes and other diffusion techniques are understood

2. Prepare files for pre-press processing

2.1 Prepare image files using appropriate pre-press processing techniques

2.2 Choose suitable test charts/targets and print to appropriate specifications for ink density and stock on a linearised proofer

2.3 Calibrate digital proofing device to examine test charts and use results to generate colour profile

2.4 Print test file on calibrated digital proofing device and use results to generate output profile for press and stock

2.5 Proof sample image and confirm with client

2.6 Optimise images and output image product to profile specifications using industry standards

2.7 Save image files in appropriate format for pre-press processing and prepare invoice or account for client

2.8 Pack completed images for electronic or physical dispatch with invoice or account and deliver to agreed location by appropriate methods within agreed timeframe

2.9 Conclude and maintain management procedures

3. Wrap up and review print preparation

3.1 Catalogue and archive images appropriately

3.2 Review response from client against final printed product

3.3 Maintain contractual and financial records for business and taxation purposes

3.4 Review personal performance within job context

3.5 Identify future opportunities, work directions, equipment needs and workflow changes resulting from job