Course Title: Apply knowledge and requirements of paper and printing processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5359 Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Apply knowledge and requirements of paper and printing processes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9446

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course, you will develop then apply the knowledge and skills required to work with a wide range of materials and processes within the printing and graphic arts industry. Focusing on industry terminology & communication; substrates; digital & manual production workflows; job creation and printing & finishing processes. Through varied learning activities, you will learn how to make informed choices for achieving production ready design outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPKNW316 Apply knowledge and requirements of paper and printing processes


1. Apply knowledge of printing industry

2 Apply knowledge of government Acts and regulations

3 Apply knowledge of pre-press processes

4 Apply knowledge of printing processes

5 Apply knowledge of converting and finishing processes

6 Apply detailed knowledge of paper and printing processes

7 Apply detailed knowledge of paper grades and colours

8 Apply detailed knowledge of paper handling and storage procedures

9. Apply basic knowledge of costs of production

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or activities using best industry practices. The assessment tasks include:
Knowledge tests
Production projects incorporating design and printed outcomes

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