Creative Arts

Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Graphic pre-press
  • Graphic reproduction
  • Printing

Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)

Work as a digital print assistant and produce and manage basic digital printing.

Course Overview

Course Code:W763 (National ID: ICP20310) 
Careers:Graphic pre-press tradesperson, Screen printer 
Duration:Duration may be flexible. 
How:Apprenticeship/Traineeship, Work based 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 4
133 Newcastle Street

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 traineeship will provide you with the skills required to be able to work as a digital print assistant. You will learn to operate machine, produce and manage basic digital print, set up and produce basic digital print, inspect quality against required standard and perform basic calculation, all under OHS guidelines.

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 (Digital Printing) 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:

  • Work in graphic pre-press

  • Complete graphic reproduction tasks

  • Complete printing tasks

Your Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing) 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

Description:Complete: 15 units: 4 core and 11 elective units 

Available Groups


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


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

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 2035, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office (the Apprenticeship Office)

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 work based training, and applying for the course is different with each option.

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


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


Melinda Sandosham
Telephone: +61 8 9427 1528

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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