Certificate III in Print Communications


Course code: ICP31415
This qualification applies to individuals working as a pre-press tradesperson in the printing and graphic arts industry. Typically they design and prepare layouts and artwork, manipulate images and text to meet production and design requirements and apply solutions to a defined range of problems associated with, and characteristic to, the print medium. They may also provide some leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

56 Weeks: (52 weeks classroom delivery + 4 weeks of holidays).

AUD $200 (non-refundable)
AUD $1,000
AUD $9,000


  • For course packages or re-enrolment, the registration fee is payable only once.
  • These fees are indicative and are subject to change at the time of enrolment.

Pathways Information

After individuals ICP31415 Certificate III in Print Communications could progress to ICP40115 Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Pre-press operator
  • Pre-press technician

Entry requirements

  • 18 years or over
  • Basic computer skills
  • Meet all Student Visa requirements, including:
    • Year 11 – 12 academic education (or  equivalent)
    • IELTS 5.5 or English proficiency (or  equivalent)


Modules shown are for the current academic year and are subject to change in the future.

Your choice of modules and projects available may, to some extent, be restricted by the schedule of lectures and the availability of staff. It may also vary according to the degree specialism chosen.

BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ICPSUP216Inspect quality against required standards
ICPSUP260Maintain a safe work environment
ICPSUP262Communicate in the workplace
ICPKNW322 Develop knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
ICPDMT263Access and use the internet
ICPPRP211Develop a basic design concept
ICPPRP221Select and apply type
ICPPRP224Produce pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP225Produce graphics using a graphics application
ICPPRP252Output images
ICPPRP321Produce a typographic image
ICPPRP322Digitise images for reproduction
ICPPRP324Create pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP334Prepare an imposition format for printing processes
ICPPRP386 Undertake digital proofing
ICPDMT321Capture a digital image
ICPDMT322Edit a digital image
ICPPRP325Create graphics using a graphics application
ICPPRP396 Generate high-end PDF files
ICPPRP284Produce PDF files for online or screen display