Use colour management for production

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 ICPPR387A, 'Use colour management for production'.
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. Indentify colour requirements

1.1. Printing conditions are determined to identify colour management requirements

1.2. Printer's requirements are established to guide the provision and use of colour profiles

2. Calibrate digital devices

2.1. All digital devices in the workflow are calibrated to produce accurate colour reproduction

2.2. Device profiles created during calibration are correctly used and stored

2.3. Digital devices are checked regularly to ensure they are still within calibration

2.4. Profiles or equipment parameters are adjusted to bring devices back into calibration, when required

2.5. Records are stored to ensure calibration occurs regularly

3. Use colour profiles

3.1. Source and destination profiles are identified within the workflow

3.2. Profiles are used to ensure that colour on monitors, proofs and final product match as closely as possible

3.3. Images are converted to correct profile if incorrect profile is embedded

3.4. The correct rendering intent is used to ensure accurate conversion of colour

4. Configure software within the workflow

4.1. Software applications in the workflow with colour management features are determined

4.2. Software applications with colour management features are configured to meet output condition

4.3. A range of colour management presets are configured, saved and correctly used for various output conditions

5. Maintain colour management workflow

5.1. The colour management system is checked regularly to ensure consistent colour match

5.2. Monitors are calibrated regularly to ensure accurate reproduction of colour

5.3. Digital devices are re-calibrated regularly or when conditions change from initial calibration

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPR387A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30210 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
  • ICP30410 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)
  • ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
  • ICP40110 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
  • ICP40310 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)