Apply knowledge of the graphic pre-press 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 ICPKNW311, 'Apply knowledge of the graphic pre-press sector'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

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 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, work health and safety (WHS), environmental protection, access and equity, and industrial awards are understood and followed within workplace and in personal work practices

3. Apply detailed knowledge of pre-press processes

3.1 Principles behind pre-press functions such as 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 applied

3.2 Different types of images (line, half-tone, digital) and their uses are assessed to identify most appropriate image for given job

3.3 Different output settings (screen rulings, angles, shapes), are researched and their effects on final product are evaluated

3.4 Different types of output required for different printing processes are researched and evaluated for different jobs

3.5 Different output devices (film setters, plate setters, analogue proofs, digital proofs) are researched and evaluated for different jobs

4. Apply knowledge of printing processes

4.1 Basic principles of printing processes (lithography, relief, flexography, gravure, pad printing, screen printing, digital and electronic printing) are appraised to inform decisions made for different jobs

4.2 Types of jobs and products for each process are considered to ensure appropriate choices are made to meet client needs

4.3 Capabilities and limitations of each process are reviewed for different jobs

5. Apply knowledge of converting and finishing processes

5.1 Basic characteristics of converting and finishing processes (guillotining, flat-bed and rotary cutting, collating, folding, adhesive, mechanical and thermal fastening) are considered for different jobs

5.2 Types of processes are appraised to inform decisions made for different jobs

6. Apply knowledge of substrates and inks

6.1 Range of substrates used for each printing process is researched and evaluated for different jobs

6.2 Relationship of different paper sizes is considered for different jobs

6.3 Effects of different weights and callipers of substrates on pre-press operations are researched for different jobs

6.4 Effects of paper grain on pre-press, printing and finishing operations are researched for different jobs

6.5 Effects of different properties of ink (drying properties, fastness, gloss) on pre-press operations are researched for different jobs

7. Apply detailed knowledge of pre-press requirements for printing and finishing processes

7.1 Designs that are appropriate for different printing processes are explored according to different jobs

7.2 Dot gain and trapping requirements for different printing processes, inks and substrates are evaluated for different jobs

7.3 Effects of different substrates on use and positioning of trimming and folding marks are evaluated for different jobs

7.4 Criteria for evaluating suitability of pre-press outputs for printing processes are explored and implemented

7.5 Criteria for producing folding impositions are evaluated for different jobs

8. Apply knowledge of colour theory

8.1 Colour theory of additive colours (light), Red, Green, Blue (RGB), is used to inform pre-press and/or design decisions

8.2 Colour theory of subtractive colours (pigments), Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (black) (CMYK), is used to inform pre-press and/or design decisions

8.3 Relationship between ranges of visual colour RGB and CMYK is used to inform pre-press and/or design decisions

8.4 Relationship between hue, greyness and substrate for tone and colour correction is used to inform pre-press and/or design decisions

8.5 Colour matching conditions and colour matching systems are used to inform pre-press and/or design decisions

8.6 Procedures that ensure effective colour management are implemented

9. Apply basic knowledge of costs of production

9.1 Main cost elements (fixed, capital, variable) in pre-press production are considered during different jobs

9.2 Information required to accurately cost jobs and means of collecting it (manual and computerised) are considered and implemented, where required, during different jobs

9.3 Ways of minimising use of materials without affecting quality of output are considered and implemented during different jobs

9.4 Ways of maximising efficiency of capital and human resources are considered and implemented during different jobs

10. Apply basic knowledge of production management requirements and systems

10.1 Types of information that need to be exchanged between different stages of production to facilitate production efficiency are identified and implementation strategies are developed

10.2 Systems (manual and computerised) that can be used to exchange information are considered and implemented during different jobs

10.3 Basic principles of efficient production management are applied during different jobs

10.4 Principles of effective quality management are considered and implemented during different jobs