Prepare ink and additives (advanced)

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 ICPSU311C, 'Prepare ink and additives (advanced)'.
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 ink for special colour work or other specialised purpose

1.1. Inks and additives are selected according to job specifications

1.2. Quality and suitability of inks or additives are checked and appropriate action is taken

1.3. Inks are selected according to end use of product, suitability of substrate, adhesion, physical and chemical resistance, and light fastness, drying method and print process

2. Maintain and calibrate equipment

2.1. Equipment is inspected to ensure it is functional and where necessary appropriate remedial action is taken prior to commencement

2.2. Equipment is calibrated, cleaned and adjusted according to manufacturer's/supplier's instructions

3. Prepare ink for special colour work or other specialised purpose

3.1. Inks and additives are prepared according to OHS requirements and manufacturer's/supplier's instructions with suitable precautions to minimise waste

3.2. Correct colour and weight/volume of ink are calculated, mixed and prepared to match the requirements of the job specification and the printing machine to be used

3.3. Formulation of the ink and the approved colour is appropriately recorded

4. Store and handle ink

4.1. Inks and additives are appropriately stored, handled and labelled according to manufacturer's/supplier's instructions to prevent damage and hazards to personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPSU311C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30610 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)
  • ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)