Produce and manage basic digital print

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 ICPPRN282, 'Produce and manage basic digital print'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Produce and manage basic digital print' 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. Troubleshoot and maintain operations of digital print system

1.1 Errors in operation of hardware and consumable components in the printing module of a digital printing system are identified and rectified

1.2 Source of errors related to electronic data file, digital front-end, workstation or industry software or hardware printing systems is located and rectified and/or technical assistance is coordinated according to manufacturer’s specifications

1.3 Preventive maintenance is performed according to manufacturer’s specifications to ensure digital print system functions at optimum productivity with minimum downtime and wastage

1.4 Incompatibilities between versions of hardware and software used in digital printing are identified and rectified

2. Liaise with clients

2.1 Print service and quality expectations are clearly communicated to client according to enterprise procedures

2.2 Advice is provided to clients on how to set up electronic data files for digital printing according to enterprise procedures, manufacturer’s specifications and digital print equipment capabilities

2.3 Advice is provided to clients on appropriate substrates and document finishing methods for digital printing jobs, according to client’s budget and job specifications

3. Perform basic electronic document impositions

3.1 Electronic file imposition using a range of industry software is completed according to job specifications

3.2 Document finishing requirements for an imposed digital print job are finalised with co-workers or external services, if required, according to equipment availability and enterprise procedures

4. Perform basic digital colour management

4.1 Red Green Blue (RGB), Cyan Magenta Yellow Black (CMYK) and PMS colour charts are outputted and differences between computer monitor colour and digitally printed colour are adjusted

4.2 Common problems of colour digital printing are rectified and communicated to clients according to job specifications

5. Access and verify electronic data files

5.1 Workstation computer and industry software are used to locate and retrieve electronic data files according to job specifications

5.2 Digital front-end processor is used to locate and retrieve electronic data files according to job specifications

5.3 Preview or pre-flight check of electronic data files is performed to verify correct job set-up according to job specifications

5.4 Basic troubleshooting methods are applied to identify unverified data files, file errors and job requirement inconsistencies according to manufacturer’s specifications

6. Submit data files to digital print system

6.1 Job priority is determined according to job specifications and production schedules

6.2 Data files are submitted to print and image quality checks, and machine productivity checks are performed

7. Produce digital proof and run print job

7.1 Proof run is conducted to confirm proof conforms to job specifications and/or for client approval

7.2 Print run is conducted according to job specifications ensuring machine productivity and quality are monitored and rectified throughout the print job

8. Coordinate and/or perform document finishing and client delivery

8.1 Steps required for document finishing are determined, if not performed on in-line finishing units, on a web or sheet-fed system according to enterprise procedures

8.2 Finished print work is packaged to prevent damage and to conform to delivery requirements according to job specifications