Apply knowledge and requirements of mail house operations

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 ICPKN318C, 'Apply knowledge and requirements of mail house operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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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

1.4. Job requirements and alterations are discussed with and understood by tradespersons, supervisors, production managers and clients

2. Apply knowledge of government acts, regulations and codes of practice

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

2.3. Codes of practice and responsibilities regarding both paper and electronic-based products and services and direct marketing are understood and applied in personal work practices

2.4. Legislative requirements regarding the storage of data, addressing, ownership of lists, intellectual copyright, privacy and confidentiality of information are understood and applied in personal work practices

2.5. Mail house responsibilities in regard to the public, clients, suppliers and employees are understood and applied in personal work practices

3. Apply knowledge of postal standards and requirements

3.1. Limitations on size, weight and content of postal items are understood and applied in processing mail and/or parcels

3.2. Australia Post Post Standards and Letter Pre-Sorting Standards are understood and used to inform workflow processes

3.3. Packaging requirements for a range of products are understood and applied

4. Identify enterprise processes and procedures

4.1. The importance of digital printing systems including inkjet, laser and offset technologies in the mail house centre are understood

4.2. Digital data customisation is understood and is used to inform quality checks

4.3. Advantages and applications of digital printing within a mail house are understood

4.4. In-line processes associated with digital printing systems are understood and used to inform work processes

4.5. The process and applications of bar coding as applied to mail house operations and services are understood

5. Apply knowledge of computerised systems and associated software as used in mail house sector

5.1. A variety of computer driven equipment as used in typical mail house operations is understood and used where appropriate

5.2. Computer driven bar code, sorting, tagging and reading systems are understood and applied in the workplace where appropriate

5.3. Data management and processing systems and software are understood

5.4. Computerised document management, design and reading systems and software are understood

5.5. Computerised market research and listing services and associated software are understood

5.6. Recent developments in electronic mailing and new applications of this technology are understood

6. Apply a knowledge of pre-press, printing, converting and finishing sectors and processes

6.1. The principles and functions of image production (typesetting, scanning, camera), image combining (manual and electronic), image output (film, plates, direct to press) and digital workflow are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

6.2. Pre-press functions including image classification (type, line, tone), output settings (screen rulings and angles) and output devices (film setter, plate maker, proofer) are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

6.3. Conventional printing processes are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

6.4. The most suitable printing process for a variety of jobs and products, taking into account cost, quality and end user requirements is understood and used to inform decisions about printing processes where appropriate

6.5. Capabilities and limitations of each printing process are understood and used to inform decisions about printing processes where appropriate

6.6. Basic principles and characteristics of a variety of converting and finishing operations including guillotining, collating, folding, inserting and fastening are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

6.7. Terminology suited to those working in mail house, printing and related industries is understood and applied in the workplace

7. Apply knowledge of substrates, inks, toners and coatings

7.1. Substrates used for each printing process and the properties that make them suitable are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

7.2. The IPS system, its basis and the relationship of different paper sizes are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

7.3. Different weights, callipers and finishes of substrates and how they affect mailing and converting and finishing operations are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

7.4. Paper grain and how it affects pre-press, printing, finishing and mailing operations are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

7.5. Ink characteristics including drying properties, fastness, gloss, opacity, tack and scuff resistance, and their effect on printing, finishing and end user requirements are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

7.6. Desirable qualities for inks, toners and coatings to ensure suitability for substrate, finishing operations and end user requirements are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

8. Apply knowledge of costs of production

8.1. The main cost elements (fixed, capital and variable) in converting and finishing production are understood and applied in the workplace

8.2. The information required to accurately cost jobs and the means of collecting it (manual and computerised) are understood and applied in the workplace

8.3. Ways of minimising use of materials without affecting the quality of output are understood and applied in the workplace

8.4. Ways of maximising efficiency of capital and human resources are understood and applied in the workplace

9. Apply knowledge of production management requirements and systems

9.1. The types of information that need to be exchanged between different stages of production to facilitate production efficiency are understood and applied in the workplace

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

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


Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPKN318C 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)