Prepare for variable data printing

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 ICPPR484C, 'Prepare for variable data printing'.
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. Confirm data requirements

1.1. The job specifications are reviewed to identify document purpose

1.2. Materials required for page design, layout and content are identified from job specifications

1.3. Source and format of data is determined and confirmed

1.4. The page design template is evaluated for printing purposes and static and variable fields are correctly understood and labelled

1.5. Responsibility for data accuracy and other tests such as spell checks and postal software is agreed with client

2. Prepare data

2.1. Data required to populate the copy holes in the variable-data template is established

2.2. The fields to be populated are confirmed and linked to data required to markup the copy holes in the variable-data template

2.3. A composition engine is used to achieve the required data format and page layout requirements for merging variable data and static elements

2.4. Business rules are developed to reduce data errors and discrepancies

2.5. If possible, a sample of the data is obtained and preliminary checks run, making sure the data and format is correct

2.6. A soft proof is performed to ensure the quality of all static and variable elements

2.7. If high variability, RIPped data is spooled prior to printing to maintain higher engine speeds

2.8. A sample from the machine is produced and checked for conformance to the job specifications

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICPPR484C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP31012 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Mail House)
  • ICP50110 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Production)
  • ICP50310 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
  • ICP31010 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Mail House)
  • ICP30410 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)
  • ICP40110 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)
  • ICP40310 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
  • ICP30412 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)