Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry

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 ICPKNW322, 'Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry' 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 the 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 Basic principles and obligations of legislative, standards and industrial awards are researched and followed within the workplace and in personal work practices

2. Acquire knowledge of the graphic pre-press, graphic design and multi-channel communications sector

2.1 Principles behind pre-press functions such as image production, image combining, image output and workflow are researched

2.2 Different types of images are assessed to identify the most appropriate usage

2.3 Different types of output are researched and their effects on final product are evaluated

2.4 Different output devices are researched to identify appropriate usage

2.5 Differences between various markup and scripting languages and their application are assessed to identify most appropriate usage

2.6 Platforms and computer systems requirements for different products are researched and their effects on final product are evaluated

3. Acquire knowledge of printing machining sector

3.1 Basic principles of printing processes (lithography, relief, flexography, gravure, pad printing, screen printing, digital and electronic printing) are researched

3.2 Types of products and processes are researched to identify appropriate usage

3.3 Capabilities and limitations of each process are reviewed

4. Acquire knowledge and requirements of the converting, binding and finishing sector

4.1 Basic characteristics of converting and finishing processes (guillotining, flat-bed and rotary cutting, collating, folding, adhesive, mechanical and thermal fastening) are researched

4.2 Types of processes are researched to identify appropriate usage

4.3 Capabilities and limitations of each process are reviewed

5. Acquire knowledge and requirements of the ink manufacturing sector

5.1 The ink manufacturing sector, its products, services and supplier profile are identified

5.2 Enterprise products and services, their characteristics and their end use, specifically with regard to printing industry, are identified

5.3 Printing processes and their implication for ink manufacture are researched

5.4 Manufacturing processes and quality control procedures for ink, coating, varnish, resin, or chemical production are identified

6. Acquire knowledge and requirements of mail house operations

6.1 Australia Post Standards and weight and size limitations are researched

6.2 Equipment used in mail house operations is researched

6.3 Computer driven bar code, sorting, tagging and reading systems are researched to identify appropriate usage

6.4 Data management and processing systems and software are researched to identify appropriate usage

6.5 Computerised document management, design and reading systems and software are researched to identify appropriate usage

6.6 Computerised market research, listing services and associated software are researched to identify appropriate usage

7. Acquire knowledge of colour theory

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

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

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

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

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

8. Apply knowledge of substrates and consumables

8.1 Range of substrates used for each printing process is researched

8.2 Relationship of different substrate sizes is researched to identify appropriate usage

8.3 Effects of different weights and callipers of substrates on pre-press, printing and finishing operations are researched

8.4 Effects of substrate on pre-press, printing and finishing operations are researched

8.5 Effects of different properties of ink (drying properties, fastness, gloss) on pre-press, printing and finishing operations are researched

8.6 Suitability of inks and coatings for particular finishing processes is identified

9. Acquire basic knowledge of costs of production

9.1 Main cost elements (fixed, capital, variable) in production are identified

9.2 Information required to accurately cost particular jobs is determined

9.3 Ways of minimising use of materials without affecting quality of output are identified

9.4 Ways of maximising efficiency of resources without affecting quality of output are identified

10. Acquire 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

10.2 Systems and strategies to exchange identified information are researched

10.3 Basic principles of efficient production management are identified

10.4 Principles of effective quality management are identified