Course Title: Prepare an imposition format for printing processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4278

Course Title: Prepare an imposition format for printing processes

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 4819

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create layouts and impositions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPP334C Prepare an imposition format for printing processes


1.  Generate a lay-down sheet and imposition scheme

2.  Impose pages and combine components to the final machine sized work sheets

Learning Outcomes

This unit requires an individual to manually develop a lay-down sheet and imposition scheme, combine components and meet production and finishing requirements.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the ability to:

   -  printing processes, sheet sizes, binding and finishing instructions and numerical sequence and lay-down of the product meet job and binding and finishing requirements

   -  the underlying skill of imposition should be transferable across the design and pre-press sectors. It is important that the substrate for reproduction is identified and that the quality of the photographic image be suitable for the identified printing processes

   -  demonstrate an ability to find and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources

   -  prepare, set up and use the manual or software system to produce TWO layouts according to the listed Performance Criteria.