Creative Arts


Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing)

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to design and assemble text and graphics to produce brochures, advertisements, invitations and other business graphics.



Course Overview

Course Code:W762 (National ID: ICP20210) 
Careers:Graphic pre-press tradesperson, Screen printer 
Duration:

One semester (572 hours)

 
How:Apprenticeship/Traineeship, Work based 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 4
133 Newcastle Street
NORTHBRIDGE
6003

 
International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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Printing and graphic arts is an exciting industry that can lead to all kinds of careers in the creative industries with further study. Central's Certificate II traineeships will provide you with hands on skills and a smooth entry into a printing and graphic arts job.

You will gain hands on skills producing art and layouts for production in print and electronic media. You must find work within a printing or graphic arts firm in order to complete the qualification where you'll have a range of specialist options to choose from.

This qualification will develop your skills in desktop publication where you'll use various software programs to create publications for print or electronic media.

View our brochure to see the career pathways for our printing and graphic arts courses.

Where this course can lead you

A printing and graphic arts qualification from Central prepares you for an exciting career in printing or the opportunity to further your study and begin a career in graphic design. Employment prospects in this industry are good and you could find employment nationally. This on the job delivery of these courses also allows you to make your own industry contacts and networks, improving your employability.

Your Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing) prepares you for roles such as:

  • Graphic Pre-Press Tradesperson

  • Screen Printer

Upon completion of this qualification you'll have the skills to embark on further study in graphic design. A career in graphic design will see you creatively putting together publications for print and electronic media for a range of applications using various software.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's printing and graphic design qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use InDesign

  • Use Photoshop

  • Use Illustrator

  • Understand colour theory

  • Complete printing tasks

Your Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Desktop Publishing gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in printing and/or graphic arts or for further study at Central.

Connected with industry

We place an emphasis on quality training, that is why we ensure professional graphic designers are our lecturers. So you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from the people who have done exactly what you want to do.

We have also assessed the software and practices this industry uses and replicated it within Central. Our computer labs are filled with industry standard Apple computers and each machine is equipped with the latest Adobe software including Indesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.

Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

Course Structure

Plan:W762 - CU1012 - PSC 
Description:Complete 15 units: 4 core and 11 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 02 - ELECTIVE UNITS

Description: Elective units are to be negotiated between Central Institute of Technology, employer and employee.

Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS

Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.

NumberNational IDTitle
D1021BSBSUS201AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
D3247ICPSU216CInspect quality against required standards
D3256ICPSU260CMaintain a safe work environment
D3258ICPSU262CCommunicate in the workplace

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology. 

Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.

Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for  International students.

Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.  

For more information about apprenticeships or traineeships please contact Central Institute of Technology'sTraineeship, Apprenticeship and Workplace Training (TAWT)  on 6211 2111, visit the Apprenticeships & Traineeships section of the Training WA site or http://www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au/apprenticentre/detcms/portal/

Getting into this course

Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate basic communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.

 

The Application Process

This course is delivered as a traineeship or workbased, and applying for the course is different with each option.

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.


Traineeships:

Find out about applying for a course as a trainee


Work Based:

To find out more about work based training, please contact:

Lynda Goodman
Telephone: +61 8 9427 1546
Email: lynda.goodman@central.wa.edu.au

or

Melinda Sandosham
Telephone: +61 8 9427 1528
Email: melinda.sandosham@central.wa.edu.au

Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

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