Apply knowledge and requirements of the converting, binding and finishing 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 ICPKNW313, 'Apply knowledge and requirements of the converting, binding and finishing 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 observed within workplace and in personal work practices

3. Apply detailed knowledge of pre-press processes

3.1 Basic 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 used in production processes

3.2 Appropriate use of different types of images (line, half-tone, digital) is investigated and used to determine job requirements

3.3 Different output settings (screen rulings, angles, shapes) and their effects on final printed product are described and used

3.4 Different types of output required for different media and printing processes are determined and used in production process

3.5 Different output devices (film setters, plate setters, analogue proofs, digital proofs) are identified, evaluated and built into production processes

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 used to inform production processes

4.2 Understanding of types of jobs and products for which each process is appropriate is used to inform production decisions

4.3 Capabilities and limitations of each process are reviewed and used to inform production decisions

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 understood and used to inform production processes

5.2 Types of jobs and products for which each process is appropriate are assessed and used to inform production processes

6. Apply detailed knowledge of substrates

6.1 Relationship of different substrate sizes is used to inform production processes

6.2 Effects of different weights, callipers, bulk, density and opacity of substrates on pre-press, printing and finishing operations and end uses are researched and information used to inform production processes

6.3 Effects of paper grain on pre-press, printing and finishing operations are researched and information used to inform production processes

6.4 Impact of moisture content, porosity and ink absorbency on pre-press, printing and finishing operations is determined and used to inform production processes

6.5 Effects of gloss, smoothness and surface strength on press, printing and finishing operations are determined and used to inform production processes

6.6 Effects of permanence, durability, and acidity and alkalinity of paper on pre-press, printing and finishing operations and end uses are determined and used to inform production processes

6.7 Bursting strength, folding endurance, tensile strength and tearing resistance are examined to determine effects on printing and finishing operations, end uses and production processes

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

7.1 Use and positioning of trimming and folding marks and how these are affected by different substrates are considered and used to inform production processes

7.2 Principles of effective quality management are considered and implemented where required during different jobs

7.3 Effects of different substrates on use and positioning of trimming and folding marks are researched to inform production processes

7.4 Criteria for producing folding impositions are identified and used to inform production processes

7.5 Procedures for determining appropriate packing techniques are accessed and used to inform production processes

8. Apply basic knowledge of costs of production

8.1 Main cost elements (fixed, capital, variable) in printing production are identified and used to inform converting and finishing decisions

8.2 Information required to accurately cost jobs and means of collecting it (manual and computerised) are applied to work practices

8.3 Ways of minimising use of materials without affecting quality of output are identified and used to inform converting and finishing processes

8.4 Ways of maximising efficiency of capital and human resources are identified and used to inform converting and finishing processes

9. Apply basic knowledge of production management requirements and systems

9.1 Types of information that need to be exchanged during different production stages to facilitate efficient production are used to inform personal work practice

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

9.3 Basic principles of efficient production management are used to inform personal work practices