Course Title: Use colour management for production

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5288

Course Title: Use colour management for production

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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 obtain an acceptable match across colour devices. It includes the correct use of colour profiles and calibration of monitors and output devices. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-Requisites ICPPR284A - Introduction to colour management

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPR387A Use colour management for production


1. Indentify colour requirements

2. Calibrate digital devices

3. Use colour profiles

4. Configure software within the workflow

5. Maintain colour management workflow

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the ability to:

   -  manage colour in pre-press operations to ensure that proofs, monitors and final products match

   -  locate and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources

   -  check monitors and software to ensure that they have different loaded profiles that match jobs

   -  apply colour management system maintenance procedures

   -  produce three jobs with final product printed on various stocks and matching digital proofs on simulated stock.