Produce and manage complex 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 ICPPRN382, 'Produce and manage complex 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 complex 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 correct production workflows for digital printing

1.1 Productivity analysis on a digital production system is undertaken to determine the most productive approach according to job specifications

1.2 Workflow procedures for digital printing are developed according to equipment availability and production environment, for a range of job specifications

1.3 Possible causes of problems in workflow procedures are identified and rectified, and strategies to improve productivity with minimum resource waste and according to job specifications are developed

1.4 Preventive maintenance on a digital printing system is undertaken according to manufacturer’s specifications to ensure maximum productivity, and minimum downtime and wastage

2. Liaise with clients

2.1 Print services, quality expectations and print costing for digital printing are communicated to client according to enterprise procedures

2.2 Productivity advantages and disadvantages of different digital print options are communicated according to manufacturer’s specifications and enterprise procedures

2.3 Turnaround times are calculated and communicated to client according to enterprise procedures

3. Confirm job specifications

3.1 Print job specifications are correctly interpreted from job documentation or production control system

3.2 Availability of all job components are checked according to enterprise procedures

3.3 Scanning, proofing and finishing requirements of each job are checked and internal workflow and/or outsource arrangements are coordinated

3.4 Run time of job is determined and completion time correctly estimated

4. Access, verify and submit electronic data files to a digital printer

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

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

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

4.4 Data file is submitted to print and image quality and machine productivity checks are performed and adjustments made to correct any problems

5. Perform complex digital colour management

5.1 Appropriate digital colour management solutions are used to minimise variation in colour selection, lighting conditions and surrounding colour, machine calibration, screen angle, machine resolution, conversion algorithms from red, green, blue (RGB) to cyan, magenta, yellow and key black (CMYK), substrate type and condition

5.2 Printed RGB, CMYK and PMS colour charts are used to perform colour matching with client proof

5.3 Accurate recommendations on colours to use when producing electronic data files are made according to job specifications

5.4 Colour matching of an electronic data file created using RGB colour model is performed by using machine calibration procedures and customising an output profile

6. Perform and/or coordinate document proofing

6.1 Digital proof run is conducted for client approval and to confirm proof meets job specifications

6.2 Internal or external pre-press proofing systems operators are consulted to conduct the proof run and provide job specifications according to enterprise procedures

6.3 Communication between client and proofing provider occurs to ensure proof conforms to job specifications

7. Run digital print job and/or coordinate press print run

7.1 Production schedules, enterprise procedures and job specifications are observed and liaison with internal and/or external production operators is maintained to determine print run start and duration time

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

8. Perform and/or coordinate document finishing and client delivery

8.1 Finishing method is determined according to job specifications

8.2 Steps required for document finishing are identified and if necessary performed on in-line finishing units on a web or a sheet-fed system according to enterprise procedures

8.3 Packaging and presentation of finished print work is completed with co-workers and/or external source, if necessary, to avoid damage and conform to delivery requirements according to job specifications