Course Title: Select and apply type

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4278

Course Title: Select and apply type

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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)

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake basic typesetting skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPP221C Select and apply type


1.  Identify fonts

2.  Select, fit and produce type for a basic brief

3.  Proof read and correct type

Learning Outcomes

This unit requires an individual to select the required fonts and to fit and proof the type. The individual will be supervised and the choice of actions required will be clear.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the ability to:

   -  selecting and fitting appropriate fonts to meet the job specifications. Proofing the type for errors and correcting

   -  the underlying skills of selecting and applying type should be transferable across the design and pre-press sectors. It is important that the substrate for reproduction is identified and that the competency be demonstrated with a clear identification of printing processes

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

   -  use manual or electronic equipment and suitable software to select, set, arrange and modify type in TWO different jobs according to the listed Performance Criteria.