Apply knowledge and processes of converting paper-based products

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 ICPKN319C, 'Apply knowledge and processes of converting paper-based products'.
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

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 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. Different types of images (line, half-tone) and their use are understood

3.3. The qualities of the main material types of paper, ink, adhesive, wax and plastic films and extrusion are understood and used to inform product development choices

3.4. Different output settings eg screen rulings and angles, shapes, and how they affect final product are understood

3.5. The different types of output required for different printing processes are understood

3.6. Different output devices eg film setters, plate setters, analogue proofs, digital proofs are understood

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 and used to inform production processes

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

4.3. The capabilities and limitations of each process are understood and used to inform production decisions

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 used to inform production processes

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

6. Apply detailed knowledge of paper and printing processes

6.1. The relationship of different paper sizes is understood and used to inform production processes

6.2. Different weights, callipers, bulk, density and opacity of paper and how they affect pre-press, printing and finishing operations and end uses are understood and used to inform production processes

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

6.4. Moisture content, porosity and ink absorbency and how they affect pre-press, printing and finishing operations are understood and used to inform production processes

6.5. Gloss, smoothness and surface strength and how they affect pre-press, printing and finishing operations are understood and used to inform production processes

6.6. Permanence, durability and acidity and alkalinity of paper and how they affect pre-press, printing and finishing operations and end uses are understood and used to inform production processes

6.7. Bursting strength, folding endurance, tensile strength and tearing resistance and how they affect printing and finishing operations and end uses are understood and used to inform production processes

6.8. Paper behaviour and how it affects different production processes is understood and used to inform production decisions

6.9. The effect of combining paper with adhesive, wax and plastic films on the production process is understood and used to inform production decisions

7. Apply detailed knowledge of paper grades and colours

7.1. Paper types and grades and end uses for each type and grade are understood and used to inform production processes The IPS system, its basis and the relationship of different paper sizes are understood and used to inform production processes where appropriate

7.2. The differences between wood pulp, rag and recycled papers and appropriate end uses are understood and used to inform production processes

7.3. Colour matching processes are understood and used to inform production processes

7.4. The effect of different paper colours on printing operations is understood and used to inform production processes

8. Apply detailed knowledge of paper handling and storage procedures

8.1. Ideal storage conditions for different types and grades of paper are understood and used to inform production procedures

8.2. The advantages and disadvantages of different packing and delivery systems are understood and used to inform production procedures

9. Apply basic knowledge of costs of production

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

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

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

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

10. Apply 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 applied in the workplace

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

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


Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPKN319C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30810 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Sacks and Bags)
  • ICP40610 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Management_Sales)
  • ICP40710 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Process Leadership)
  • ICP30910 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons and Corrugating)