Course Title: Manage colour

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4173

Course Title: Manage colour

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9260

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage colour in pre-press operations to ensure that proofs, monitors and final products match.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPP430A Manage colour


1. Identify colour requirements

2. Fingerprint press if printing in a controlled environment

3. Calibrate digital proofing device

4. Create different monitor profiles using colour tuning package

5. Calibrate scanner

6. Calibrate digital camera

7. Carry out maintenance

8. Use colour profiles

Learning Outcomes

This unit requires the individual to manage colour in pre-press operations to ensure that proofs, monitors and final products match.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must ensure:

• assessment may take place on the job, off the job or a combination of these. Off the job assessment must be undertaken in a closely simulated workplace environment.

Method of assessment :
A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge.

The following examples are appropriate for this unit::

• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.