Decorate paper

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 ICPCF371C, 'Decorate paper'.
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. Prepare for job

1.1. Surface to be decorated is prepared

1.2. Edges are trimmed, scraped and sanded as appropriate to the technique being used

1.3. Appropriate size, mordant or glair is prepared and applied

2. Carry out marbling

2.1. Bath is prepared with gum or water as appropriate to technique being used

2.2. Equipment is selected and set up according to job specifications

2.3. Colours are mixed to correct consistency for required spread

2.4. Books are tied up if edges are to be marbled

2.5. Bath is prepared according to job specifications

2.6. Substrate is correctly dipped and removed then rinsed and dried

3. Gild edges with leaf

3.1. Book is loaded into laying press

3.2. Red bole or black lead (graphite) is correctly applied and treated

3.3. Gold and glair are correctly applied and burnished

4. Gild edges mechanically

4.1. Substrate is loaded into press

4.2. Substrate is prepared according to technical requirements

4.3. Gilding machine is set up with appropriate pressure, heat and dwell time

4.4. Gilding foil is applied to substrate using the correct technique

4.5. Appropriate additives are used if foil fails to take

5. Carry out gauffering

5.1. Design to be transferred is drawn up using the correct technique

5.2. Tools are selected and prepared

5.3. Book is locked into laying press

5.4. Impressions are made ensuring even result

6. Carry out staining or sprinkling or spraying

6.1. Books or papers are positioned and clamped or weighted

6.2. Covering Colour is prepared according to job specifications

6.3. Colour is applied with sponge, spray gun, roller or sprinkling brush as appropriate ensuring even application and adequate time to dry

7. Apply graphite

7.1. Book is locked into laying press

7.2. Graphite powder is applied using the correct technique

7.3. Edges are burnished to required effect

8. Carry out burnishing

8.1. Book is locked into laying press

8.2. Bloodstone or agate tools are selected as appropriate

8.3. Beeswax is suppled in fine film or worked through waxed paper

8.4. Edges of book are burnished using appropriate pressure

9. Make paste paper

9.1. Paste is prepared to correct consistency and colour

9.2. Required patterns are created using brushes, combs, dies or pulling off

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPCF371C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP30710 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing)
  • ICP30712 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Print Finishing)