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 ICPKNW314, '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

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 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 where applicable

3.2 Appropriate use of different types of images (line, half-tone) is investigated and general methods developed for printing

3.3 Different output settings (screen rulings, angles, shapes) and how they affect final product are researched to develop general methods for printing

3.4 Different types of output required for different printing processes are determined and general methods developed for printing

3.5 Different output devices (film setters, plate setters, analogue proofs, digital proofs) are identified and general processes developed for printing

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 researched

4.2 Types of jobs and products for which each process is appropriate are identified

4.3 Capabilities and limitations of each process are investigated and general strategies developed to address client need

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 used to inform printing decisions

5.2 Types of jobs and products for which each process is appropriate are researched and used to inform printing decisions

6. Apply detailed knowledge of substrates and inks

6.1 Range of substrates for each printing process is used to inform printing decisions

6.2 Relationship of different paper sizes is used to inform printing decisions

6.3 Information about effects of different weights and callipers of substrates on screen printing operations is used to inform printing decisions

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

6.5 Differences in printing on different substrates (paper, plastic, glass) are investigated to inform printing decisions

6.6 Effects of different properties of ink (drying properties, fastness, gloss) on screen printing operations are observed and results used to inform printing decisions

6.7 Inks and coatings that are appropriate and inappropriate for particular finishing processes are identified and considered in 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 identified and used to inform printing decisions

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

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

7.4 Effects of different substrates on use and positioning of trimming and folding marks are investigated to inform printing decisions

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

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

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

8. Apply knowledge of colour theory

8.1 Colour theory of additive colours (light), Red, Green, Blue (RGB), is used to inform printing decisions

8.2 Colour theory of subtractive colours (pigments), Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (black) (CMYK), is used to inform printing decisions

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

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

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

8.6 Procedures that ensure effective colour management are implemented

9. Apply basic knowledge of costs of production

9.1 Types of information that need to be exchanged between different stages of production to facilitate production efficiency are used in personal work practices

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

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

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 used to inform production decisions

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

10.3 Basic principles of efficient production management are applied in workplace