Manage colour

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 ICPPRP430, 'Manage colour'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage colour' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Identify colour requirements

1.1 Printing conditions are determined to identify colour management requirements

1.2 Printer’s requirements are established to guide provision and use of International Colour Consortium (ICC) colour profiles

2 Fingerprint press if printing in a controlled environment

2.1 Suitable test charts are selected

2.2 Test chart is printed with standard ink densities on a range of stock, including non-standard types such as yellow parchment

2.3 Densitometer and/or spectrophotometer is used to examine printed test charts and generate colour profile for that press and that stock

3 Calibrate digital proofing device

3.1 Proofer is linearised for required stock

3.2 Digital test file (eg. IT8 chart) is produced

3.3 Test file is printed on a proofingdevice and on the type of press that will be used to obtain a proof for both film and direct-to-plate technologies

3.4 Results are measured with a spectrophotometer

3.5 Results are used to generate output profile that allows for dot gain, Grey Component Replacement (GCR), Under Colour Removal (UCR), total gradients and black values

4 Create different monitor profiles using colour tuning package

4.1 A densitometer with screen suction device, if available, and/or appropriate software (OR) are used

4.2 Contrast (white level) and brightness are set

4.3 Red, Green, Blue (RGB) and Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key/black (CMYK) and ICC profiles are applied

4.4 Jobs on screen are viewed through appropriate profiles

5 Calibrate scanner

5.1 Test chart (eg. IT8) is loaded

5.2 Scanner input profiling software is used to calibrate scanner (OR)

5.3 All settings are put to zero (0)

5.4 Test chart is scanned and digital proof is outputted

5.5 Spectrophotometer is used to measure proof and ICC profile is generated and loaded into scanning software

6 Calibrate digital camera

6.1 Standard lighting conditions are set up

6.2 ICC target is photographed and digital proof is outputted

6.3 Spectrophotometer is used to measure proof and ICC profile as generated

6.4 ICC profile is loaded into digital camera software

7 Carry out maintenance

7.1 Whole system is checked every two to three months

7.2 Monitor calibrations are checked monthly

7.3 Digital proofing devices are checked at least every time ink or paper stock is changed

8 Use colour profiles

8.1 Appropriate profiles are used to ensure colour on monitors, proofs and final product match as closely as possible

8.2 In a controlled environment press fingerprint for final output is used, otherwise digital proofer profile is used

8.3 Colour wedges are included in all files and outputs