Apply knowledge and requirements of the screen printing sector

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 ICPKN314C, 'Apply knowledge and requirements of the screen printing sector'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Apply knowledge and requirements of the screen printing sector' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Apply knowledge of printing industry

1.1. Printing industry terminology and vocabulary are used correctly and accurately

1.2. New technology and new work processes are monitored and implemented when required

1.3. Trends within the printing industry are monitored on an ongoing basis to inform personal work practices

2. Apply knowledge of government acts and regulations

2.1. Basic principles and obligations involved in copyright, OHS, environmental protection, access and equity and industrial awards are understood in relation to the workplace

2.2. The basic principles and obligations involved in copyright, OHS, environmental protection, access and equity and industrial awards are followed in personal work practices

3. Apply knowledge of pre-press processes

3.1. The basic principles behind the following pre-press functions: image production (typesetting, scanning, graphic arts camera), image combining (manual and electronic), image output (film, plates, direct to press) and digital workflow are understood and used in the production process where applicable

3.2. D Different types of images (line, half-tone) and their use are understood and general methods developed for printing

3.3. Different output settings eg screen rulings and angles, shapes, and how they affect final product are understood and general methods developed for printing

3.4. The different types of output required for different printing processes are understood and general methods developed for printing

3.5. Different output devices eg film setters, plate setters, analogue proofs, digital proofs are understood and general processes developed for printing

4. Apply knowledge of printing processes

4.1. Basic principles of the following printing processes: lithography, relief, flexography, gravure, pad printing, screen printing, digital/electronic printing are understood

4.2. The types of jobs and products for which each process is appropriate are understood

4.3. The capabilities and limitations of each process are understood and general strategies developed to address client need

5. Apply knowledge of converting and finishing processes

5.1. Basic characteristics of the following converting and finishing processes: guillotining, flat-bed and rotary cutting, collating, folding, adhesive, mechanical and thermal fastening are understood and are used to inform printing decisions

5.2. The types of jobs and products for which each process is appropriate are understood and are used to inform printing decisions

6. Apply detailed knowledge of substrates and inks

6.1. The range of substrates used for each printing process is understood and used to inform printing decisions

6.2. The relationship of different paper sizes is understood and used to inform printing decisions

6.3. Different weights and callipers of substrates and how they affect screen printing operations are understood and used to inform printing decisions

6.4. Paper grain and how it affects pre-press, printing and finishing operations are understood and used to inform printing decisions

6.5. The differences in printing on different substrates eg paper, plastic, glass are understood and used to inform printing decisions

6.6. Different properties of ink: drying properties, fastness, gloss etc and how they affect screen printing operations are understood and used to inform printing decisions

6.7. Inks and coatings that are appropriate and those that are not appropriate for particular finishing processes are understood and used to inform printing decisions

7. Apply detailed knowledge of screen printing and stencil preparation techniques and requirements

7.1. Designs that are appropriate for screen printing on particular substrates are understood and used to inform printing decisions

7.2. Criteria for selecting mesh count and stencil type are understood and used to inform printing decisions

7.3. Dot gain, trapping and minimising moire requirements for different meshes, stencils, inks and substrates are understood and used to inform printing decisions

7.4. Use and positioning of trimming and folding marks and how these are affected by different substrates are understood and used to inform printing decisions

7.5. Mechanisms and techniques for adjusting image registration and position are understood and used to inform printing decisions

7.6. Procedure for determining colour sequence is understood and used to inform printing decisions

7.7. Adjustments that can be made so that product matches approved proof are understood and used to inform printing decisions

8. Apply knowledge of colour theory

8.1. Colour theory of additive colours (light), RGB, is understood and used to inform printing decisions

8.2. Colour theory of subtractive colours (pigments), CMYK, is understood and used to inform printing decisions

8.3. Relationship between ranges of visual colour RGB and CMYK is understood and used to inform printing decisions

8.4. Relationship between hue, greyness and substrate for tone and colour correction is understood and used to inform printing decisions

8.5. Colour matching conditions and colour matching systems are understood and used to inform printing decisions

8.6. Procedures that ensure effective colour management are understood and used to inform printing decisions

9. Apply basic knowledge of costs of production

9.1. The types of information that need to be exchanged between different stages of production to facilitate production efficiency are understood and used to inform personal work practices

9.2. Systems (manual and computerised) that can be used to exchange information are understood and used in the workplace

9.3. The basic principles of efficient production management are understood and used to inform personal work practices

10. Apply basic knowledge of production management requirements and systems

10.1. The types of information that need to be exchanged between different stages of production to facilitate production efficiency are understood and used to inform production decisions

10.2. Systems (manual and computerised) that can be used to exchange information are understood and used in the workplace

10.3. The basic principles of efficient production management are understood and applied in the workplace


Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPKN314C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP40610 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Management_Sales)
  • ICP40710 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Process Leadership)
  • ICP30610 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)