Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)

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 ICPPP268C, 'Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select the plate

1.1. Job specifications are interpreted to ensure appropriate plate selection

1.2. The correct plate is selected according to the printing requirements and job specifications

2. Pre-plan the process

2.1. Film negatives are checked for conformance with job specifications

2.2. Extra exposure masking is planned by examining the film

2.3. Appropriate exposure masks are cut

2.4. The appropriate amount of plate material is calculated to ensure economical use

3. Expose the plate

3.1. Exposure is determined by using step wedges and depth gauge to establish the correct front and back exposure time

3.2. The plate is exposed according to job specifications

3.3. The exposure unit and vacuum frame are maintained according to manufacturer's specifications

4. Develop the plate

4.1. The chemistry balance is maintained according to manufacturer's specifications

4.2. The washout unit is maintained according to manufacturer's specifications

4.3. The plate is washed out to pre-determined depth that has been pre-set by front and back exposures

5. Finish the plate

5.1. The plate is dried in a drying oven at a temperature and time according to manufacturer's specifications

5.2. The back of the plate is cleaned

5.3. The plate is post-exposed according to manufacturer's specifications

5.4. The plate is light finished according to manufacturer's specifications

5.5. OHS procedures are observed to ensure a safe working environment when making plates

6. Establish and maintain a chemical register

6.1. A chemical register is established to identify and describe the purpose of each chemical and to ensure finished plates meet set specifications

6.2. All chemicals used in the workplace are identified and registered correctly according to safe working practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPP268C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30210 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
  • ICP20110 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General)
  • ICP20810 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons)
  • ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)