Course Title: Produce and manage complex digital print

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5288

Course Title: Produce and manage complex digital print

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 produce and manage digital print for a complex print production environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPR382C Produce and manage complex digital print


1. Troubleshoot and correct production workflows for digital printing

2. Liaise with clients

3. Confirm job specifications

4. Access, verify and submit electronic data files to a digital printer

5. Perform complex digital colour management

6. Perform and/or coordinate document proofing

7. Run digital print job and/or coordinate press print run

8. Perform and/or coordinate document finishing and client delivery

Learning Outcomes

This unit requires the individual to identify the productivity of digital print systems and to communicate these effectively. The individual is required to troubleshoot and rectify production workflow problems for digital printing to maximise productivity. The individual will construct and access complex electronic data, perform digital colour management, manage digital production workflows, and maintain and adjust machine settings to ensure production speeds and print quality are achieved.

This competency is best applied in the commercial print, pre-press, bureau, high-end digital print or a combination of any of these business environments.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the ability to:

- organisation skills to coordinate pre-press, print run, finishing and delivery production workflows
- produce and access complex electronic data
- conduct a digital proof run
- perform digital colour management
- adjust settings and ensure productivity
- perform preventive maintenance on digital printer
- demonstrate use of computerised control and monitoring systems if available and appropriate
- perform preventive maintenance tasks on a digital printer according to manufacturer’s specifications
- prepare a written document that outlines production workflow and give reasons for production methods selected for a print job using the following job specifications within a specified production environment for:

   -   4-colour advertising brochure
   -   quantity: 2000
   -   substrate: 120gsm coated
   -   text: supplied electronically
   -   images: continuous tone photographs supplied
   -   logos and line art: supplied electronically
   -   layout: hand drawn thumbnails supplied
   -  finished size: A3 bleed
   -  finishing: guillotined, folded and saddle
   -  packaging: boxed

- turnaround time: 100 in 48 hours and remainder in 14 days
- produce a digital colour proof of a supplied electronic file
- use a digital colour management system to perform colour matching to a supplied proof
- for valid and reliable assessment of this unit, evidence should be gathered over a period of time through a range of methods for assessment to indicate consistent performance
- evidence for assessment may be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone or through an integrated assessment activity.