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					RPL Assessor Kit
ICP30505
Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
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Skills First RPL Assessor Kits are developed by the State of Queensland (Department of
Education, Training and the Arts) and are based on the Skills First philosophy of providing
client focussed, streamlined, and flexible RPL.

The State of Queensland (Department of Education, Training and the Arts) is the copyright
owner of material contained within the original RPL Assessor Kit.

Permission is given to Registered Training Organisations to use, reproduce and adapt this
RPL Assessor Kit for their organisation‟s RPL assessment purposes, provided such use,
reproduction or adaptation is for non-commercial purposes.

The State of Queensland (Department of Education, Training and the Arts) disclaims any
liability for any damage resulting from the use of the material (in either original or modified
format) and will not be responsible for any loss, howsoever arising, from use of, or reliance
on this material.

The original version of this RPL Assessor Kit is available free of charge at
http://www.vetpd.qld.gov.au/teaching_learning_and_assessment/resources/index.html

If you would like any further information, please email rpl@deta.qld.gov.au
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                      HOW TO USE THIS RPL ASSESSOR KIT

This RPL Assessor Kit is divided into sections to allow you to easily access only those sections you
require at any given time. These sections are:


SECTION A – Assessor Information
You need to read this information before conducting an assessment. It outlines the intent and
processes surrounding this RPL assessment and how it differs from assessment undertaken
following formal training.


SECTION B – Candidate Information and Application Forms
You give this information to the candidate. It tells them about the assessment process as well as
containing simple forms for the applicant to fill out. From the information provided by the candidate
on these forms, you will be able to gain a general understanding of the skills and experience the
candidate may have, as well as potential referee contacts.


SECTION C – Competency Conversation
You use this section to determine and record candidate competence via a competency
conversation. In other words, these questions guide your conversation with the applicant and assist
in your assessment of their competence. The notes you take about this conversation are important
evidence for assessment.


SECTION D – Practical Tasks and Observation Recording Sheets
You use this section to assess competencies through a practical demonstration of the candidate‟s
skills. It contains practical tasks/scenarios on the outcomes required to determine competency and
a place to record your observation. The notes you take are important evidence for assessment.


SECTION E – Resources for Practical Tasks
You use this section to access required resources for performing practical tasks and scenarios.


SECTION F – Third Party Verification
You give this section to the referees to confirm the candidate‟s skills and experience in this
qualification/occupation. The referees may fill out the appropriate form and return to you to confirm
your judgement. You may be able to complete this part of evidence gathering in person while at the
workplace.


SECTION G – Assessment Tables
You use this table as a reference tool to see at a glance how units/elements of competency are
assessed within the tool. All the elements and performance criteria within the competency units are
cross-matched in this table with a corresponding assessment question/task/scenario. This allows
you to validate the assessment process against the qualification.




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                     SECTION A
               Assessor Information
It is VITAL you read this information prior to commencing your RPL assessment. It provides
generic information on assessment, as well as an overview of this streamlined RPL assessment
process.




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                               ADVICE FOR ASSESSORS


This RPL Assessor Kit streamlines the RPL assessment process for ICP30505 Certificate III in
Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing) by taking a practical approach to RPL and increasing the use
of on-site questioning and observation. This will assist in developing a “picture of the candidate‟s
skills and knowledge”. This picture can then be compared with industry standards enabling a
determination of whether the candidate has achieved the required outcomes.

IMPORTANT ASPECTS TO REMEMBER:

A sound knowledge of assessment and the qualification is essential

It is important to have a good understanding of the competencies and qualification/s appropriate to
the candidate‟s goals.

Assessing a single unit of competency is rarely cost or time effective. Where possible, effort should
be made to assess several units at the same time taking advantage of any commonality in content.
This means looking at the whole picture of a particular job role as it happens in industry and
assessing holistically. This saves valuable time in the assessment process.

Assessment involves judgement

This tool encourages the use of a “competency conversation” to maximise the candidate‟s
opportunities to demonstrate competence. This is NOT an oral exam. It is about using the two or
three holistic questions provided to start a conversation with the candidate which draws out their
actual individual experiences and relevant skills. In other words, it is about the assessor probing
the candidate through a conversation to draw out further information on the candidate‟s experience
which may not be forthcoming due to nerves or confusion over technical terminology.

The tool also provides observable tasks to allow candidates to demonstrate skills.

Authentication/verification is integral to RPL assessment

It is critical information gleaned from the interview and observation be confirmed with those who
can vouch for the candidate‟s skill over time. Supervisors would generally perform this role.
Authentication may also be done through conversation but it cannot be stressed enough that it is
essential assessors take careful notes to back up and record their judgement.

Recording assessment is critical

Keep careful records of all aspects of conversations, skills demonstration or documentation viewed
that support the claim of prior learning. Remember – the record is the document that makes sense
of the assessment and why a particular judgment was made. Keeping detailed notes about the
candidate‟s response is vital, as is the rationale for judgement.

The assessment record is a legal document and must be signed, dated and stored according to
requirements of the State Training Authority and the AQTF Standards for Registered Training
Organisations.

Assessor summaries and other quality assurance documentation from your own Registered
Training Organisation will also be required. For examples of assessment summary documentation,
please see Assessment Guide Number 1: Training Package Assessment Materials Kit:
http://resourcegenerator.gov.au/loadpage.asp?page=TPAGGuide01.htm




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To access further information on the principles assessment and dimensions of competency, you
can visit Assessment Guide Number 1: Training Package Assessment Materials Kit.
http://resourcegenerator.gov.au/loadpage.asp?page=TPAGGuide01.htm

To access further information on the Australian Qualifications Framework, you can visit:
http://www.aqf.edu.au/




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                   COMPETENCIES IN THIS RPL ASSESSMENT TOOL

ICP30505 CERTIFICATE III IN PRINTING AND GRAPHIC ARTS (PRINTING)

For this qualification 20 units must be completed comprising of 13 core units; and 7 elective units.

CORE UNITS

All core units must be undertaken, but in exceptional circumstances, up to two of the core units of
competency can be exchanged with competency standards from the elective list below, except for
the following three compulsory units:
                  ICPSU216A Inspect quality against required standards
                  ICPSU261A Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
                  ICPSU262A Communicate in the workplace

 Unit Code           Unit Title                                                           Questions          Practical
 ICPSU216A           Inspect quality against required standards                                                  
 ICPSU261A           Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards                                     
 ICPSU262A           Communicate in the workplace                                                                
 ICPKN312A           Apply knowledge of printing machining                                                       
 ICPSU201A           Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off                                         
                     machine
 ICPSU202A           Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine                                         
 ICPSU203A           Prepare and maintain the work area                                                          
 ICPSU207A           Prepare machine for operation (basic)                                                       
 ICPSU208A           Operate and monitor machines (basic)                                                        
 ICPSU211A           Prepare ink and additives                                                                   
 ICPSU224A           Perform basic machine maintenance                                                           
 ICPSU263A           Perform basic industry calculations                                                         
 ICPSU281A           Use computer systems                                                                        
 ICPSU357A           Apply quick changeover procedures                                                           




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ELECTIVES (7 units required from the list below including one print process stream, one
complex set up unit and three further electives)

Two elective units may be selected from other qualifications in the Printing and Graphics Training
Package or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package, provided that the selected units
are at the Certificate III or higher level.


Print process streams (3 units from one print process stream required)

 Unit Code         Unit Title                                                              Questions          Practical
 ICPPR214A         Produce basic flexographic printed product                                                     
 ICPPR313A         Set up for basic flexographic printing                                       
 ICPPR314A         Produce complex flexographic printed product                                                   
 ICPPR232A         Produce basic lithographic printed product                                   
 ICPPR331A         Set up for basic lithographic printing                                                         
 ICPPR332A         Produce complex lithographic printed product                                                   
 ICPPR252A         Produce basic relief printed product                                         
 ICPPR351A         Set up for basic relief printing                                             
 ICPPR352A         Produce complex relief printed product                                                         

Complex set up units (one of the following)

 Unit Code         Unit Title                                                              Questions          Practical
 ICPPR413A         Set up for complex flexographic printing                                                       
 ICPPR431A         Set up for complex lithographic printing                                                       

Further electives (three required)

 Unit Code         Unit Title                                                              Questions          Practical
 ICPPP266A         Make and proof relief plates                                                                   
 ICPPP268A         Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)                                                        
 ICPPP267A         Produce offset lithographic plates                                                             




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                      OVERVIEW OF RECOGNITION PROCESS

This kit has been developed to streamline the application for recognition of prior learning.



                                        APPLICATION




                                       INTERVIEW and
                                     DOCUMENT REVIEW




                                        COMPETENCY
                                       CONVERSATION




                                         PRACTICAL                                  GAP TRAINING
                                        ASSESSMENT                                    (ONLY IF
                                                                                     REQUIRED)




                                ISSUE QUALIFICATION- RTO




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        RPL ASSESSMENT PROCESS FLOWCHART FOR ASSESSORS

          Assessment Activity                                 Record keeping Activity

                      Step 1:                                            Step 2:
            Analyse the application.                         Record results of analysis in table
           Identify links between any                             at end of application
         documents applicant provides
             and competency units.
         Identify any key questions for
           competency conversation.



                   Step 3:                                              Step 4:
              Conduct competency                                Complete the Record of
                 conversation                                Conversation sheets during the
                                                               competency conversation




                     Step 5:                                            Step 6:
         Identify any practical activities                   Complete Practical Assessment
        required to confirm competency                         Tasks Observation Sheets
           Observe practical activity




                      Step 7:                                            Step 8:
        Identify areas where 3rd party                         Receive completed Third party
       verification is needed and inform                                 reports
                    candidate.
                           rd
       Confirm / Verify 3 party reports




                                  Complete assessment sign off & file
                                            documentation.
                                   Issue qualification / advise of gap
                                        training as appropriate
                                                                                           * Remember RPL
                                                                                           assessment is an
                                                                                           accumulative process
                                                                                           of collecting evidence.




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                                STEPS IN THE RPL PROCESS


1. Complete application
The candidate completes the application forms in SECTION B. It is important candidates provide
as much information of their previous experience in the printing and graphic arts industry as is
available.

Documents that may be available include but are not limited to:

              any licences
              brief CV or work history
              certificates/results of assessment
              certificates – vendor training courses, in house courses, workshops, seminars
              certificates – club courses e.g. first aid, officials, surf life saving, etc
              photographs of work undertaken
              sample print work/products
              diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books
              site training records
              site competencies held record
              membership of relevant professional associations
              hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
              references/letters from previous employers/supervisors
              industry awards
              any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience

Candidates also need to provide contact details for one or two referees who can confirm their
industry skills in context and over time.

To have skills formally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, you must ensure
the candidate‟s skills meet industry standards.

2. Interview about candidate’s documentary information
Review the information provided by the candidate and arrange a time for both you and the
candidate to discuss. Begin alignment of documentation and skills to the following qualification:

                    ICP30505 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)

The candidate will have the opportunity to discuss and identify previous experience with you. The
available documents are step one in collecting information and you will need to determine which
units of competency, if any, are fully covered at this stage. You use your own or your RTO‟s
assessment recording forms to record this stage of the assessment.

There may be instances where the candidate has little, or no, documentary information of industry
experience. This is not a barrier to gaining recognition. This will just require you to rely on the
questioning, practical assessment and referee validation phases of the RPL process.




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3. Questions for the Competency Conversation
The bank of questions in SECTION C is the next phase in collecting evidence for the RPL process.
The questions are designed to enable you to have a “competency conversation” with the candidate
to further gain evidence of their past experience. REMEMBER, the primary focus is on the
candidate‟s experience.

Each question has “key points” to look for in responses. You may use the list of key points to
formulate questions of your own if you wish, or contextualise the question to the candidate‟s
particular work situation. The Record of Conversation sheets indicate relevant content that should
be sought. Place a tick next to each key point as you hear this topic being discussed during the
conversation. You should read the “industry requirements” of each competency before the
candidate answers the questions posed. You may also target the assessment to those aspects that
present the greatest risk in the industry. Questions are aligned with the relevant unit/s of
competency in SECTION G.

It is not intended every question for all competencies is asked, only those competencies the initial
interview about the candidate‟s documentary evidence has failed to fully address. The question
bank covers most but not all units in the kit. Units without questions are covered in the practical
assessment/scenario section.


4. Practical assessment tasks
It is important that you use both Steps 3 (Questioning) and 4 (Practical Assessment) in doing this
assessment. The RPL process is a streamlined RPL process which does not rely solely on
practical assessment but uses a combination of questioning and practical to provide evidence of
candidate competence.

This is the third phase in collecting evidence. A practical skills test is then conducted by you at the
candidate‟s workplace or another suitable venue. Appropriate permission must be sought before
entering workplaces.

This is a further opportunity for candidate to demonstrate competence. It is expected the practical
assessment will comprise only those competencies the candidate is still unable to demonstrate
knowledge/experience in after documentary review and questioning have been applied. These
assessments contain the practical skills and application of knowledge for the qualification. A
number of holistic practical assessments are included in this kit (SECTION D) to assist you with
tasks suitable for observation on the job.

You decide if the response to questions and practical assessment tasks fulfils the requirements of
the standard and may choose to pursue the issue further for a determination to be made. The
assessment is a conversation/observation, not an exam, and you are encouraged to assist
candidates to focus responses toward relevant issues.

Assessing through observation and questioning, particularly on the job, will speed up and
streamline the RPL assessment process.

NOTE: Where candidate‟s documentation and questions meet the assessment requirement, it is
still strongly recommended the candidate undertake one practical assessment so you are confident
in making a judgement of “competent”. The practical assessment selection should be negotiated
between you and the candidate.

Recording sheets for candidate information, questioning and the practical assessments have been
included in SECTION D. You may use other recording mechanisms provided these also keep a



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complete record of assessment and justification of judgement. Candidate responses, observations
of skills demonstrated and documents presented as evidence must be noted in enough detail so
anyone external to the process (e.g. a fellow assessor, auditor, lawyer, etc) can read the record
and retrace your judgement.


5. Gap training
RPL is an assessment process designed to show areas of competence and to identify IF a
candidate has gaps in skills and knowledge against a whole qualification.

Not all candidates will have skill/knowledge gaps.

If a candidate has skills gaps, a pathway to complete training in the outstanding units can be
negotiated to assist the client to gain the full qualification.




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                                           EVIDENCE REVIEW

Recognition of prior learning outcomes (both Granted and Not Granted) are now funded nationally
and as such will be included in National AVETMISS audits. NCVER have stipulated evidence
recording requirements for RPL assessments as a minimum requirement for passing an
AVETMISS audit. The following “Evidence Review” proforma has been approved by NCVER as
covering AVETMISS audit requirements for RPL recorded outcomes. It also gives you an
opportunity to track a student‟s assessment progress at a glance.

It is expected that this “Evidence Review” summary sheet (or similar) would be attached to each
participant‟s evidence compiled during the RPL assessment process.

(Place a tick in the appropriate evidence collection method column for each unit of competency. Place a line through
those units not examined as part of this RPL assessment.)




                                                                                                       Documents
                                                                               Questions




                                                                                                                               evidence
                                                                                           Practical




                                                                                                                   3 Party
 Unit Code         Unit Title




                                                                                                                   Report

                                                                                                                               Other
                                                                                                                   rd
 ICPSU216A         Inspect quality against required standards
 ICPSU261A         Follow OHS practices and identify environmental
                   hazards
 ICPSU262A         Communicate in the workplace
 ICPKN312A         Apply knowledge of printing machining
 ICPSU201A         Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and
                   off machine
 ICPSU202A         Prepare, load and unload product on and off
                   machine
 ICPSU203A         Prepare and maintain the work area
 ICPSU207A         Prepare machine for operation (basic)
 ICPSU208A         Operate and monitor machines (basic)
 ICPSU211A         Prepare ink and additives
 ICPSU224A         Perform basic machine maintenance
 ICPSU263A         Perform basic industry calculations
 ICPSU281A         Use computer systems
 ICPSU357A         Apply quick changeover procedures
 ICPPR214A         Produce basic flexographic printed product
 ICPPR313A         Set up for basic flexographic printing
 ICPPR314A         Produce complex flexographic printed product
 ICPPR232A         Produce basic lithographic printed product
 ICPPR331A         Set up for basic lithographic printing
 ICPPR332A         Produce complex lithographic printed product
 ICPPR252A         Produce basic relief printed product
 ICPPR351A         Set up for basic relief printing
 ICPPR352A         Produce complex relief printed product




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                                                                                                     Documents
                                                                             Questions




                                                                                                                             evidence
                                                                                         Practical




                                                                                                                 3 Party
 Unit Code         Unit Title




                                                                                                                 Report

                                                                                                                             Other
                                                                                                                 rd
 ICPPR413A         Set up for complex flexographic printing
 ICPPR431A         Set up for complex lithographic printing
 ICPPP266A         Make and proof relief plates
 ICPPP268A         Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)
 ICPPP267A         Produce offset lithographic plates



Assessor’s Name:

Assessor’s Signature:

Date:




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                      SECTION B
   Candidate Information and
      Application Forms
You give this information to the candidate for them to read about the RPL process and to complete
the appropriate forms.




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               WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PRINTING MACHINIST?


Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing) is the primary qualification for a person wishing
to be recognised as a printing machinist.

The printing and graphic arts industry is a major manufacturing industry in Australia and its
products are used by every other industry sector. A large number of employees in the industry
work in small to medium enterprises with less than 20 employees. A qualification in printing allows
a person to work in a variety of roles in the printing sector of the industry.

The Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing) is made up of 7 compulsory units and 13
elective units – a total of 20 units of competency. Upon completion of the Certificate III a person
may progress to a Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts with a focus on management/sales,
printing or process leadership.

To gain the core units of competency for the Certificate III you will be required to demonstrate that
you can currently do all or some of the following:
                      inspect the quality of products
                      follow OHS practices
                      communicate in the workplace
                      prepare and operate printing machines
                      prepare and select inks and additives
                      perform basic machine maintenance
                      perform basic industry calculations
                      use a computer

You may have other printing skills that can also be used to get recognition in additional units
towards a Certificate III.

“If you are doing these roles in your job, then don’t write off your skills – consider getting them
recognised.”




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         TIPS AND HINTS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR RECOGNITION


To have skills formally recognised in the national system, assessors must make sure you have the
skills and knowledge to meet the industry standard. This means you must be involved in a careful
and comprehensive process that covers the content of all unit/s or qualification/s you can be
recognised for.

Assessment happens in a variety of ways. Being prepared can save you valuable time and hassle
and make the recognition process stress-free for you.

Here are some tips and hints for you:

     1. Be prepared to talk about your job roles and your work history. Bring a resume or jot down
        a few points about where you have worked, either paid or unpaid, and what you did there.

     2. Bring your position description and any performance appraisals you have from any printing
        and graphic arts shops or facilities you have worked in.

     3. Consider the possibilities for workplace contact. Are you in a workplace that is supporting
        your goals to get qualified? Would you feel comfortable to have the assessor contact your
        workplace or previous workplaces so your skills can be validated?

     4. Think about who can confirm your skill level. Think about current or recent supervisors who
        have seen you work in the past 18 months and will be able to confirm your skills. The
        assessor will need to contact them. You may also have community contacts or even clients
        themselves who can vouch for your skills level.

     5. Collect any certificates from in-house training or formal training you have done in the past.

     6. You can speak with training organisation about other ways you can show your skills in the
        printing and graphic arts. These could be letters from employers, records of your
        professional development sessions, employers or clients in related industries or
        government agencies, acknowledgements, workplace forms (as long as they don‟t show
        client details) or other relevant documents.




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                                STEPS IN THE RPL PROCESS


Step 1 – Provide information of your skills and experience
Complete the attached forms and provide as much information of your previous experience in the
printing and graphic arts industry as you can. This is your first opportunity (and not the last) to
provide proof of your variety of experience in the industry. Here you can supply examples of your
work history which could include:

              any licences
              brief CV or work history
              certificates/results of assessment
              certificates – vendor training courses, in house courses, workshops, seminars
              certificates – club courses e.g. first aid, officials, surf life saving, etc
              photographs of work undertaken
              sample print work/products
              diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books
              site training records
              site competencies held record
              membership of relevant professional associations
              references/letters from previous employers/supervisors
              industry awards
              any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience

Depending on the industry you have worked in, you may or may not have documentary evidence
available. This should not deter you from seeking RPL as the Assessor will work with you during
the RPL process.

You will also need to supply contact details of one or two work referees who can confirm your skills
in the industry.

Step 2 – Conversation with Assessor
An assessor will review the information you have provided (usually with you) and begin to match
up your skills to the units/subjects in the qualification. At this point, you will have the opportunity to
discuss and identify your previous experience with the assessor who will understand your industry
experience and conduct a competency conversation with you. You will be required to answer
printing and graphic arts industry related questions to identify your current skills.

Step 3 – Practical demonstration of your skills
The assessor will conduct a practical skills test at your workplace (if appropriate) or at another
suitable venue. This, again, is an opportunity to demonstrate your level of competence. This
assessment will be focussed on skills that are required in the qualification. Your assessor will
identify the skills that he/she will want you to demonstrate.


Further steps
After the assessment, your assessor will give you information about the skills that have been
recognised and whether you have gained the full qualification. If you do have skill gaps, these may
be addressed through flexible training.




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                     APPLICATION – Self Assessment Questionnaire
                   ICP30505 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)


Candidate Name:                                                           Date Completed:

Please identify your level of experience in each competency.


    Unit Code                                Unit Title                               I have performed these tasks
                                                                                   Frequently     Sometimes         Never
 CORE/COMPULSORY UNITS
 ICPSU216A           Inspect quality against required standards
 ICPSU261A           Follow OHS practices and identify environmental
                     hazards
 ICPSU262A           Communicate in the workplace
 CORE UNITS
 ICPKN312A           Apply knowledge of printing machining
 ICPSU201A           Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off
                     machine
 ICPSU202A           Prepare, load and unload product on and off
                     machine
 ICPSU203A           Prepare and maintain the work area
 ICPSU207A           Prepare machine for operation (basic)
 ICPSU208A           Operate and monitor machines (basic)
 ICPSU211A           Prepare ink and additives
 ICPSU216A           Inspect quality against required standards
 ICPSU224A           Perform basic machine maintenance
 ICPSU263A           Perform basic industry calculations
 ICPSU281A           Use computer systems
 ICPSU357A           Apply quick changeover procedures
 ELECTIVE UNITS
 ICPPP266A           Make and proof relief plates
 ICPPP267A           Produce offset lithographic plates
 ICPPP268A           Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)
 ICPPR214A           Produce basic flexographic printed product
 ICPPR213A           Set up for basic flexographic printing
 ICPPR314A           Produce complex flexographic printed product
 ICPPR232A           Produce basic lithographic printed product
 ICPPR331A           Set up for basic lithographic printing
 ICPPR332A           Produce complex lithographic printed product
 ICPPR252A           Produce basic relief printed product
 ICPPR351A           Set up for basic relief printing
 ICPPR352A           Produce complex relief printed product



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    Unit Code                            Unit Title                               I have performed these tasks
                                                                               Frequently     Sometimes         Never
 ICPPR413A         Set up for complex flexographic printing
 ICPPR431A         Set up for complex lithographic printing



Candidate Signature:                                                            Date:




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                                     RPL APPLICATION FORM

Applicant Details:

 1. Occupation you are seeking
 recognition in
 2 Personal Details
 Surname
 Preferred Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss)
 First Name/s
 Any other name used
 Home Address



 Postal address if different from above



 Telephone Numbers                         Home:                                 Work:
                                           Mobile:                               Fax:
 Date of Birth                                /      /
 Gender                                    MALE  / FEMALE 
 Age
 Are you a permanent Resident of           YES  / NO 
 Australia
 3 Current Employment

                                           YES  / NO 
 Are you currently employed?
                                              ………………………………………………………
 If Yes, in which occupation are you
 currently employed?

                                             ……………………………………………………….
 Who is your current employer?


 4. Armed Forces details (If Applicable)
 Branch of Service


 Trade classification on discharge




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 5. Further Training
 Have you undertaken any training         YES  / NO 
 courses related to the occupation
 applied for?
 If Yes
 What occupation were you trained in?
 Training completion Date (month, year)
 Country where you trained
 Name of course and institution (if
 applicable)
 6. Is there any further information
 you wish to give in support of your
 application




 7. Professional Referees (relevant to work situation)


 Name                                     ……………………………………………………………………

 Position                                 ……………………………………………………………………

 Organisation                             ……………………………………………………………………

 Phone Number                             ……………………………………………………………………

 Mobile Number                            ……………………………………………………………………

 Email Address                            ……………………………………………………………………


 Name                                     ……………………………………………………………………

 Position                                 ……………………………………………………………………

 Organisation                             ……………………………………………………………………

 Phone Number                             ……………………………………………………………………

 Mobile Number                            ……………………………………………………………………

 Email Address                            ……………………………………………………………………




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                      APPLICANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY FORM


  Name, Address and    Period of Employment   Position Held        Full Time          Description of Major Duties
   Phone number of        (DD/MM/YYYY)                             Part-time
     Employers
                                                                    Casual
                         From        To

 1.



 2.



 3.



 4.




Attach additional sheet if required

If you are including documents in your application, please provide a brief description below

 Document Description                         Office Use Only – Assessor to use this section to align
 (e.g. resume, photos, awards etc)            documents to specific units of competency and identify key
                                              questions for competency conversation




Declaration
I declare that the information contained in this application is true and correct and that all
documents are genuine.

Candidate Signature:                                                           Date




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                       SECTION C
   Competency Conversation
        This section assists the assessor in documenting the competency conversation.

                           Do NOT give this section to the candidate.

Once you have assessed the candidate‟s documentary information and determined which
competencies you still require more information/evidence on, you use the question bank and
Record of Conversation sheets in this section to document evidence of past experience. It is not
intended that every question for all competencies be discussed during the conversation, only those
competencies the initial documentary review has failed to fully address.

Each question has “key points” to look for in responses. You may use the list of key points to
formulate questions of your own if you wish, or contextualise or rephrase the suggested question to
the candidate‟s particular work situation. The questions are not intended to be a formal „script‟ for
the assessor to follow, but to provide guidance in exploring the range of the candidate‟s skills,
knowledge and experience in performing a particular task or function.

The Record of Conversation sheets indicate relevant content that should be sought. Place a tick
next to each key point as you hear this topic being discussed during the conversation. In doing so,
you are making a statement of fact about what you hear the candidate say during the competency
conversation. Use the Comments section to provide further detail about the context of the
discussion or briefly outline any examples discussed by the candidate. You may also use the
Comments section to make a brief analysis of the responses or summary judgements about the
quality of the candidate‟s responses in relation to the requirements of the competency standard.

Remember, the notes you take about this conversation are important evidence and should be
retained in the candidate‟s assessment record.




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                                        QUESTION BANK

                   Note to Assessors: Refer to “Record of Conversation” sheets

 Unit of                                                   Question
 Competency

 Generic           A: When you receive a new work order, how do you identify what will be required for
 Component            the job?
 Plan and          B: Explain how you have sequenced your work effectively to complete your work in a
 prepare              timely manner.

 Generic           C: When conducting proof runs, what quality control measures do you routinely apply
 Component            to test against approved standards?
 Proof run         D: Outline how you have run a print proof prior to a full production run.
                   E: How did you determine what adjustments needed to be made after inspection of
                      the initial proof? What did you look for?

 Generic           F: What types of forms/documents have you completed as part of the production
 Component            process?
 Production        G: What statistics/data have been produced from production documents in your
 records              workplace?
                   H: Explain the importance of having a client history for repeat jobs.

 Generic           I:   Using an example of a production process in your workplace, outline the steps you
 Component              have taken to shutdown production and prepare a machine for the next run.
 Shutdown and      J: How do you ensure a machine is safely shutdown?
 clean
                   K: After shutting down the production process, what cleaning was necessary to
                      prepare the machine for the next run?

 Generic           L: What are the reuse and recycling practices with respect to ink, paper?,
 Component         M: Describe other operations procedures around waste management?
 Waste
 management
 ICPSU216A         1: Provide an example and describe the process of a quality inspection you have
 Inspect quality      carried out for a particular job.
 against           2: How were quality requirements checked before the job commenced?
 required
 standards         3: Using an example of two production jobs, identify what quality checks are made at
                      various control points
                   4: What did you do when you detected a fault?

 ICPSU261A         5: Discuss the types of hazards that can occur in your work place and how they are
 Follow OHS           controlled/managed.
 practices and
                   6: How do you contribute to OHS in your workplace?
 identify
 environmental
 hazards




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 Unit of                                                    Question
 Competency

 ICPSU262A         7: Describe a time you have taken a message in your workplace and the information
 Communicate          you passed on.
 in the
                   8: Give an example of a situation in which you provided instructions on how to carry
 workplace
                      out an activity (eg operation of a machine) to a fellow worker. (Assessor prompt –
                      How did you know they understood your instructions?)
                   9: How have you ensured that you actively contributed to the objectives of a work
                      group?
                   10: What sort of information do you regularly exchange with your supervisor or the
                       floor manager?

 ICPKN312A         11: In developing general printing and production strategies and making print set up
 Apply                 decisions there are many issues to consider. Briefly discuss each of the following:
 knowledge of
                           a)    relevant laws
 printing
                           b)    pre-press functions
 machining
                           c)    types of printing processes
                           d)    types of converting and finishing process
                           e)    substrate and inks considerations in print set up decisions
                           f)    colour theory and production costs.
                   12: How have you applied your knowledge in one or more of these areas when
                       discussing a print job with a customer or your production manager?
                   13: What are some of the recent technology advances in the printing industry?

 ICPSU201A         14: Describe what steps you have taken to load and unload reels and cores on and off
 Prepare, load         machines.
 and unload
                   15: What has been the main fault to a reel or core you have recognised and how did you
 reels and cores
                       correct the fault?
 on and off
 machine           16: How do you identify the stop and safety controls of a machine?

 ICPSU202A         17: Name some machines/equipment in your workplace required to complete job orders.
 Prepare, load
                   18: How do you load and unload product on and off machines with minimum downtime?
 and unload
 product on and    19: How have you avoided stacks distorting during loading?
 off machine
                   20: What are the correct procedures for turning substrates?

 ICPSSU203A        21: Discuss the types of cleaning duties you have carried out in your workplace and the
 Prepare and           health and environmental issues relevant to performing these duties.
 maintain the
                   22: Describe the system your workplace has for maintaining and storing supplies of
 work area
                       materials and equipment.
                   23: What systems are used in your workplace to store and retrieve information artwork?

 ICPSU207A         24: Discuss how you prepare and set up either a web fed or sheet fed printing machine.
 Prepare
                   25: How did you avoid damaging the finished product?
 machine for
 operation         26: What problems could interrupt the running cycle of the machine?
 (basic)
 ICPSU208A         27: Using an example of a production process you have monitored in your workplace,
 Operate and           discuss the operation and monitoring of the machine during production. (Assessor
 monitor               prompt - Indicate the purpose of monitoring those parts of the machine)
 machines
                   28: What are the main differences between a reel system and a sheet or product
 (basic)
                       system?
                   29: What basic criteria have you applied in monitoring the quality of the finished
                       product?




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 Unit of                                                    Question
 Competency

 ICPSU211A         30: Outline the steps you have taken to prepare ink and additives for a job.
 Prepare ink
                   31: How have you ensured the suitability of the ink selected and how have you checked
 and additives
                       the selected ink matched the job requirements?
                   32: What are the main functions of additives?
                   33: How did you determine that the inks being mixed were compatible?
                   34: What procedures have you followed to store and handle ink?

 ICPSU224A         35: Taking one type of printing and converting equipment in your workplace as an
 Perform basic         example, what checks do you complete as part of your routine maintenance?
 machine
                   36: Why is routine maintenance so important?
 maintenance
                   37: What are the main precautions to observe when maintaining and cleaning a reel
                       handling system?
                   38: What common faults have you identified that cause breakdown or failure of a
                       printing unit?

 ICPSU263A         39: Using examples from your workplace, describe the types of trade calculations and
 Perform basic         measurements you carry out. (Assessor prompt - What equipment or tools did you
 industry              use for these calculations and measurements?)
 calculations
                   40: What is parallax error and how does it occur?

 ICPSU 281A        41: What are the key health and safety issues to consider in using a computer in the
 Use computer          workplace?
 system
                   42: Explain the uses of a software program you frequently use in the workplace.
                       (Assessor prompts – How did you access the program? How did you input, retrieve
                       and save information?)

 ICPSU357A         43: What does „quick changeover‟ refer to and how is it carried out in your workplace?
 Apply quick
                   44: Explain an improvement you have recommended or implemented that improved
 changeover
                       changeover.
 procedures
                   45: Describe Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) and the variations that occur in
                       your workplace.

 ICPPP266A         46: Describe the steps you have taken to produce relief plates from film input for
 Produce relief        letterpress or label printing.
 plates
                   47: What did you do to prepare the film for plate production?
                   48: How did you establish conditions for plate exposure?

 ICPPP268A         49: Explain the steps you have taken to make flexographic plates from film input.
 Make
                   50: How did you determine exposure time for the plate?
 photopolymer
 plates            51: Why is it important to have the correct shoulder angle?
 (flexographic)
                   52: Discuss your experience with dimensional printing techniques such as engraving,
                       thermography and letterpress.
                   53: Discuss the following properties of plate making:
                          a)     plasticity
                          b)     resilience
                          c)     shelf life
                   54: Explain the terms „dot‟, „dot gain‟ and „dot growth‟ in relation to photopolymer plates.




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 Unit of                                                     Question
 Competency

 ICPPR214A          55: Describe how you have operated either a reel or sheet fed flexographic press to
 Produce basic          maintain production efficiency and product quality.
 flexographic
                    56: Describe an in-line press.
 printed product
 ICPPR314A          57: Describe the main principles of felxographic printing.
 Produce            58: Outline your experience in work-and-turn and work-and-tumble printing.
 complex
 flexographic       59: Outline your experience in four-color printing and spot colour ink.
 printed product    60: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of flexograhic printing

 ICPPR313A          61: Outline the steps you have taken when setting up either a reel or sheet fed
 Set up for basic       flexographic printing machine for a routine print job.
 flexographic
                    62: Give an example of a complex or non-routine flexographic printing job you have
 printing
                        carried out
                    63: Identify and describe the techniques you have used to minimise scuffing
 ICPPR413A
 Set up for         64: Discuss techniques you have used to prevent leaching.
 complex
                    65: What print characteristics are related to excessive printing pressure? How do you
 flexographic
 printing               ensure even pressure during the production phase?
                    66: Discuss some issues around the operation, preventative maintenance and cleaning
                        of anilox rollers.

 ICPPR232A          67: When operating either a reel or sheet fed lithographic press, what do you monitor
 Produce basic          and adjust to maintain production efficiency and product quality.
 lithographic
                    68: Describe four common offset printing errors you have come across and discuss how
 printed product
                        they can be corrected.
                    69: Describe the difference between a „flying paster‟ and a „zero speed‟ splicer.
 ICPPR332A
 Produce
 complex
 lithographic
 printed product
 ICPPR 331A         70: Outline the steps you have taken to set up either a reel or sheet fed lithographic
 Set up for basic       printing machine for a routine print job.
 lithographic
                    71: Give an example of a complex or non-routine printing job you have carried out. What
 printing
                        additional matters did you consider in the set up of the machine for that print job?
                    72: Outline your experience in regulating the blanket?. How have you determined the
 ICPPR 431A
                        correct printing pressure between blanket and stock? How do you achieve the
 Set up for
                        correct blanket tension when fitting a new blanket?
 complex
 lithographic
 printing
 ICPPR 252A         73: Describe how you have operated either a reel or sheet fed a platen, cylinder or
 Produce basic          rotary printing machine to maintain production efficiency and product quality
 relief printed         standards.
 product
                    74: Discuss your experience using fountain solutions – what is their purpose, and what
                        they are made of.
 ICPPR 352A
                    75: Explain relief printing and the techniques you have used.
 Produce
 complex relief     76: Explain the ink drying principles of absorption, evaporation and oxidation.
 printed product




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 Unit of                                                    Question
 Competency

 ICPPR351A          77: Describe a basic relief printing job and how you set up the reel system or sheet
 Set up for basic       system?
 relief printing
                    78: How do you correctly handle, position and adjust relief plates?
                    79: What are some of the adjustments you have had to make to a sheet delivery system
                        to ensure correct operation?

 ICPPP267A          80: Outline the steps you have taken to prepare, expose and process a lithographic
 Produce offset         plate.
 lithographic
                    81: How did you post-treat the plate?
 plates
                    82: Explain the difference between „negative‟ working and „positive‟ working lithographic
                        plates.




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                                                                            RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                                  Generic component: Plan and Prepare
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                     ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question A:          When you receive a new work order, how do you identify what will be required for the job?
Question B:          Explain how you have sequenced your work effectively to complete your work in a timely manner.
                            KEY POINTS                                        INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                            REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                       Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                        addresses
                                                                       These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                        KP and IR
                                                                           candidate‟s response

 Question A
 Assesses job requirement                                             Codes of practice
 Reads work instructions or job order, plans, drawings or             Workplace hazard policies
 designs                                                              and procedures
 Prepares materials lists                                             Standard operating
                                                                      procedures
 Identifies relevant workplace procedures
                                                                      Machine manuals
 Identifies processing techniques, time and safety
 requirements                                                         Safe working loads

 Selects and checks tools and tests equipment                         Material safety sheets

 Selects appropriate PPE                                              Good housekeeping

 Measures for materials, checks for faults, damage,
 quality, suitability
 Sets-up work area, prepares surfaces
 Question B
 Plans and sequences:
 Materials preparation
 Loading and unloading equipment/components
 Preparation of product/substrate
 Positioning product/substrates



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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Operations
 Proof run
 Colours/ink and consumables
 Production
 Shutdown




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                                                                         RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                                  Generic component: Proof runs
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                  ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question C:          When conducting proof runs, what quality control measures do you routinely apply to test against approved standards?
Question D:          Outline how you have run a print proof prior to a full production run.
Question E:          How did you determine what adjustments needed to be made after inspection of the initial proof? What did you look for?
                            KEY POINTS                                     INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                         REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                    Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                     addresses
                                                                    These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                     KP and IR
                                                                        candidate‟s response

 Question C
 Visual inspection                                                 Codes of practice
 Laboratory testing                                                Workplace hazard policies
                                                                   and procedures
 100%, random inspection
                                                                   Standard operating
 Periodic or continuous in-line inspection                         procedures
 Question D                                                        Machine manuals
 Organise materials for use                                        Safe working loads
 Operates machine to suit print run                                Material safety sheets
 Carries out inspections/tests in sequence or as required
 Interprets results
 Makes necessary adjustments
 Seeks OK for print production
 Question E
 Checks product match to job requirements - colour, print,
 ink drying, substrate
 Laboratory tests
 Checks production speed meets job requirements




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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Look




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                                                                        RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                             Generic component: Production records
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question F:          What types of forms/documents have you completed as part of the production process?
Question G:          What statistics/data have been produced from production documents in your workplace?
Question H:          Explain the importance of having a client history for repeat jobs.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question F
 Chemical register                                                Workplace hazard policies
                                                                  and procedures
 Materials data sheet
                                                                  Standard operating
 Job sheet                                                        procedures
 Ink formulas                                                     Machine manuals
 Job schedule                                                     Material safety sheets
 Work order
 Faults report
 Inventory control forms/document
 Machine cleaning register
 Customer chart/form
 Proof run approval form
 Question G
 Ink/materials usage
 Colour charts/formulas
 Print run times
 Number of correct proof runs



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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Waste – ink, additives
 Machine usage and wear
 Drying times
 Number of tests run with suitable outcomes
 Number of adjustments
 Question H
 Customer history outlines
 Previous problems and suggestions for improvement
 Variations required
 Preparation – job sequence, production plan
 Ink formulas and additives preparation
 Substrate positioning
 Machine settings
 Inspections and testing
 Adjustment requirements
 Production outcomes




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                                                                        RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                             Generic component: Shutdown and clean
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question I:          Using an example of a production process in your workplace, outline the steps you have taken to shutdown production and prepare a
                     machine for the next run.
Question J:          How do you ensure a machine is safely shutdown?
Question K:          After shutting down the production process, what cleaning was necessary to prepare the machine for the next run?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question I
 Follows manufacturer‟s and workplace shutdown                     Safe work practices
 sequence
                                                                   Workplace hazard policies
 Stores unused materials                                           and procedures
 Removes and stores plates, cutting and other devices              Standard operating
                                                                   procedures
 Removes product
                                                                   Machine manuals
 Identifies and reports machine faults and ensures repair
 before recommencing                                               Safe working loads

 Cleans and washes machine: machine sections used;                 Material safety sheets
 inking/gluing/coating system; in-line                             Waste management
 printing/converting/binding/finishing/coating units; and
 feed, transportation and delivery systems after                   Good housekeeping
 disengaged.
 Question J
 Follows manufacturer‟s and workplace shutdown
 sequence
 Stores unused materials
 Removes and stores plates, cutting and other devices




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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Removes product and other hazards
 Identifies and reports machine faults and ensures repair
 before recommencing
 Question K
 Uses personal safety equipment
 Cleans and washes - cylinders or sleeves, plate and
 roller surfaces, inking rollers, blade systems, ink pumps,
 tanks and hoses, rollers, in-line
 printing/converting/binding/finishing units
 Uses correct solvents and disposes of liquid waste
 Checks and lubricate machine parts
 Removes, labels and stores inks
 Removes and recycles or disposes of wastes
 Removes product
 Tidies work area
 Wipes down and dries machine
 Disengages and cleans transportation and delivery
 systems




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                                                                        RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                             Generic component: Waste management
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question L:          What are the reuse and recycling practices with respect to ink, paper, and other printing materials?
Question M:          Describe other operations procedures around waste management?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question L
 Minimise waste – only dispose of waste as a last option          Material safety sheets
 Extend life of resources – recovery, reuse, recycle              Waste management
 Implement waste recycle (reuse) system for non-                  Standard operating
 hazardous solid waste                                            procedures
 Reuse paper – note pads, poster paper or create other            Environmental regulations
 products                                                         and guidelines

 Donate paper to schools etc
 Recycle aluminium plates, negatives and any other silver
 laden paper
 Use lids to keep products fresh
 Fill ink fountains with only enough ink for one run
 Donate emulsified inks to trade schools for use
 Question M
 Monitor press performance to minimise bad runs and
 waste
 Clearly label waste containers
 Do not mix waste in one container
 Dispose of waste by use of licensed waste removalist




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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Silver – recover from bath and have chemical recycler
 pick it up
 Use water based solution rather than chemical
 Run similar jobs simultaneously to reduce waste
 Use water based inks to cut down on solvents
 Dedicate one press for inks with hazardous pigments and
 solvents
 Use alternatives to solvents where possible




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                                                 ICPSU216A Inspect quality against required standards
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 1:          Provide an example and describe the process of a quality inspection you have carried out for a particular job.
Question 2:          How were quality requirements established before the job commenced?
Question 3:          Using an example of two production jobs, identify what quality checks are made at various control points
Question 4:          What did you do when you detected a fault?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 1
 Identifies the type of inspection and testing technique          Workplace procedures
 (100%, random, periodic and continuous in-line)                  and standards
 Collects job and inspects against job specifications             Quality specifications and
                                                                  tolerances
 Understands quality specifications and tolerances
                                                                  Customer requirements
 Applies inspection and testing procedures at regular
 intervals eg uses colour bars                                    Waste minimisation

 Identifies unsatisfactory work (eg hickey)                       Machine manuals

 Takes appropriate measure to address quality problems            Manufacturer‟s
 (eg remove material)                                             specifications

 Completes documentation
 Gives suggestion for improvement of quality/procedures
 Question 2
 Checks against customer requirements/job specifications
 Checks against workplace procedures
 Checks against industry standards
 Question 3



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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Ensures product quality meets proof standard by
 monitoring and adjusting - flexographic plate and plate
 cylinder or sleeve condition, flexographic impression
 roller condition, flexographic inking system and doctor
 blade, drying systems and basic in-line
 printing/converting/binding/finishing processes
 Monitors and adjusts operation of reel system - reel
 stand, rewind sections, web control system, sheeting
 section, set off/marking prevention system and substrate
 Monitors and adjusts operation of sheet system - feeder
 and delivery, sheet pick-up and transport system, transfer
 system, set-off/marking prevention system and substrate
 Question 4
 Identifies fault and cause
 Reports fault to supervisor/manager
 Stops press
 Receifies according to skills level
 Records fault and rectification




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                                   ICPSU261A Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 5:          Discuss the types of hazards that can occur in your work place and how they are controlled/managed.
Question 6:          How do you contribute to OHS in your workplace?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 5
 Hazards - noise, light, gas, smoke, odour, vapour,               Safe work practices
 liquids/solids, particulates, fumes; other workers and
                                                                  Codes of practice
 people; electrical hazards; dust; heat; chemicals;
 walkways, stairs and ladders; tools and equipment; waste         Workplace hazard policies
 and rubbish; manual handling; vehicles; operation of             and procedures
 machines
                                                                  Standard operating
 Workplace policies and procedures                                procedures
 Standard operating procedures                                    Machine manuals
 Incident reporting procedures                                    Safe working loads
 Lockout procedures – danger and warning tags and                 Material safety sheets
 isolation                                                        Environmental regulations
 Guards on machinery and use of emergency stops                   and guidelines

 Regular maintenance and inspection of machinery                  Waste management

 Training on safety and use of machines                           Good housekeeping

 Clean and adequate workspace and lighting
 Ventilation of work areas
 Correct materials handling, storage, disposal (esp.
 solvents)
 Emergency procedures in event of fire and accident and
 regular training



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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Fire fighting equipment, exits marked
 Easily locatable first aid kit and trained first aiders
 Manual handling procedures
 Use of personal safety equipment
 Ladders and stairways clean and maintained
 Use of material data safety sheet
 Hazardous substances identified and recorded in register
 Risk assessments
 Containment and disposal procedures for spills
 Labelling of containers
 Signage of hazards eg Forklifts in use
 Question 6
 Raises OHS issues with designated personnel
 Contributes to management of OHS
 Uses chemical data sheets
 Uses personal protective equipment
 Ensures OHS is observed while undertaking work
 practices
 Identifies and reports hazards
 Reads labels, instructions and manuals




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                                                           ICPSU262A Communicate in the workplace

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 7:          Describe a time you have taken a message in your workplace and the information you passed on.
Question 8:          Give an example of a situation in which you provided instructions on how to carry out an activity (eg operation of a machine) to a
                     fellow worker. (Assessor prompt – How did you know they understood your instructions?)
Question 9:          How have you ensured that you actively contributed to the objectives of a work group?
Question 10:         What sort of information do you regularly exchange with your supervisor or the floor manager?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 7
 Communicates in a professional and friendly manner               Customer requirements
 Communication is customer focused                                Industry terminology
 Uses appropriate greetings                                       Workplace policies and
                                                                  procedures
 Clarifies information received or given
 Names and phone number
 Purpose of call
 Job details
 Availability, timeframes and any urgency
 Date and time of call
 Information provided to the client
 Response required
 Any other relevant information




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 8
 Provides relevant information
 Explains information clearly to the person
 Clarifies objectives and purpose of activity
 Gives demonstrations and/or examples (if necessary)
 Uses appropriate industry terminology
 Encourages questions
 Monitors and supports the person and gives feedback
 Question 9
 Cooperates with fellow workers to monitor production
 Follows production schedule
 Monitors product quality
 Identifies and reports faults and problems
 Seeks approval as required
 Understands the goals of the work group
 Attends meetings, participates in discussions and
 provides support to other team members
 Performs agreed or allocated tasks
 Encourages and supports the resolution of outstanding
 issues and implements agreed actions
 Question 10
 Job requirements
 Customer information
 Proof run outcomes




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Machine faults
 Seeking approval on proof
 Job schedule and planning
 Ink, additives and paper requirements
 Cleaning and maintenance issues
 Modifications to work
 Product quality




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                                                   ICPKN312A Apply knowledge of printing machining

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 11:         In developing general printing and production strategies and making print set up decisions there are many issues to consider. Briefly
                     discuss each of the following:
                              a) relevant laws
                              b) pre-press functions
                              c) types of printing processes
                              d) types of converting and finishing process
                              e) substrate and inks considerations in print set up decisions
                              f) colour theory and production costs.
Question 12:         How have you applied your knowledge in one or more of these areas when discussing a print job with a customer or your production
                     manager?
Question 13:         What are some of the recent technology advances in the printing industry?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 11
 Laws: Copyright, OHS, Environmental, Access and equity           Knowledge of laws, acts
 and Industrial awards                                            and regulations
 Prepress functions: image setting, image combining,              Industry terminology
 image output and digital workflow                                Industry practices
 Printing processes: lithography, relief, flexography,            Production processes
 gravure, pad printing, screen printing and                       Technology
 digital/electronic printing
 Finishing and converting processes: guillotining, flat-bed
 and rotary cutting, collating, folding, adhesive and
 thermal fastening




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Print set up: range of substrates, different paper sizes,
 weights and callipers of substrates, paper grain, different
 properties of inks for finishing processes
 Colour theory: additives colours (RGB), subtractive
 colours (pigments) (CMYK), relationship between colours
 and hue, greyness and tone; colour matching systems
 Production costs: fixed, capital, variable; collection of
 information to cost jobs; minimise materials use; efficient
 use of resources
 Question 12
 Discussed job procedures
 Discusses job requirements – functions and processes
 Discusses modification throughout the process
 Discusses colour requirements
 Discuses cost
 Gives routine instructions during production
 Question 13
 Describes recent advancements in:
  inkjet printing
  laser printing
  image processing
  developing film
  transferring toner
  fusing elements or image fixing process
  cleaning – electrically neutral rubber blade
  pad printing
  cliché phase, transfer phase, print phase




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                               ICPSU201A – Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 14:         Describe what steps you have taken to load and unload reels and cores on and off machines.
Question 15:         What has been the main fault to a reel or core you have recognised and how did you correct the fault?
Question 16:         How do you identify the stop and safety controls of a machine?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 14
 Selects reels and cores                                          Job specifications
 Identifies faulty reels and cores                                Quality control
 Loads and unloads reels using correct manual handling            Safe work practices
 or appropriate machinery (eg forklift)                           Standard operating
 Correctly positions substrate (noting unwind direction)          procedures
 and splices/joins substrate                                      Manufacturer‟s
 Ensures guards and safety devices in place and clear of          instructions
 nip points                                                       Machine manuals
 Cleans area around machine                                       Product labels
 Strips, stacks, wraps and labels unloaded reels                  Manual handling
 Stores reels                                                     Good housekeeping
 Question 15
 Describes distortion/s to reel or core
 Repairs/replaces reel or core
 Question 16
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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Refers to safety manuals
 Checks machine for safety labels, stop buttons, tags




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                                       ICPSU202A Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 17:         Name some machines/equipment in your workplace required to complete job orders.
Question 18:         How do you load and unload product on and off machines with minimum downtime?
Question 19:         How have you avoided stacks distorting during loading?
Question 20:         What are the correct procedures for turning substrates?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 17
 Printing                                                         Job specifications
 Screen printing                                                  Quality control
 Converting                                                       Safe work practices
 Binding and finishing                                            Standard operating
                                                                  procedures
 Corrugating
                                                                  Manufacturer‟s
 Coating                                                          instructions
 Laminating                                                       Machine manuals
 Question 18                                                      Product labels
 Identifies and removes faulty product                            Manual handling
 Positions product to machine                                     Good housekeeping
 Prepares substrate: fanning, turning and jogging (manual
 and machine)
 Loads and unloads using safe practices
 Cleans area around machine
 Prepares product for next process: stripped, stacked,



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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response
 wrapped and labelled
 Stores product appropriately
 Question 19
 „Set‟ each image quickly
 Uses flat stackable printing blades
 Uses pile height governor for a feeder
 Adjusts feed and tension controls
 Watches and monitors feeders
 Checks correct positioning of materials
 Question 20
 Describes manual turning and machine turning
 Cleans surfaces before turning




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                                                       ICPSU203A Prepare and maintain the work area

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 21:         Discuss the types of cleaning duties you have carried out in your workplace and the health and environmental issues relevant to
                     performing these duties.
Question 22:         Describe the system your workplace has for maintaining and storing supplies of materials and equipment.
Question 23:         What systems are used in your workplace to store and retrieve information artwork?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 21
 Use of personal protection equipment where necessary             Safe work practices
 Selecting appropriate cleaning equipment                         Workplace procedures
 Determining appropriate cleaning agents                          Material data safety
                                                                  sheets
 Preparation and mixing of chemicals to manufacturer‟s
 specifications                                                   Manufacturer‟s
                                                                  recommendations
 Use of material safety sheets to identify safe chemical
 handling procedures                                              Environmental regulations

 Chemicals and liquid waste are handled appropriately             Waste management

 Cleaning liquids and chemicals appropriately stored and          Good housekeeping
 disposed of
 Question 22
 Requests/orders for supplies recorded and processed
 Supplies and equipment appropriately stored and
 handled (manual and machine eg forklift)
 Type of media storage (hard copy, electronic, plates,
 films)




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 System for retrieval of information (eg indexing, cross
 indexing)
 Proper equipment for storage and retrieval
 Information located in appropriate place to ensure
 preservation and security
 Question 23
 Uses inventory control system to file and retrieve artwork,
 information, used plates, film
 Files and stores according to information system (e.g.
 alpha, numerical, subject, chronological, job no.)




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                                                     ICPSU207A Prepare machine for operation (basic)

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 24:         Discuss how you prepare and set up either a web fed or sheet fed printing machine.
Question 25:         How did you avoid damaging the finished product?
Question 26:         What problems could interrupt the running cycle of the machine?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 24
 Reel system (web fed): sets up and/or adjusts unwind             Job specifications
 reel, web control system, rewind reel, folder , sheeter and
                                                                  standard operating
 transport and delivery systems
                                                                  procedures
 Carries out webbing procedures                                   Workplace procedures
 Splices/joins reels                                              Manufacturer‟s/supplier‟s
 Sheet or product system: Sets up and adjusts feeder,             instructions
 sheet/product pick-up and transportation system, transfer        Safe work practices
 systems, delivery, sheet/product transfer and control
 system                                                           Good housekeeping
 Removes product from process
 Reports readiness of transport and delivery systems for
 final adjustments
 Loads inks, glues, liquid and/or other materials
 Installs plates, cutting or other devices
 Confirms registration, alignment or centring
 Runs machine through cycle to ensure substrate/product
 is positioned properly
 Question 25




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Removes from print machine with care
 Removes from print area
 Hangs or puts aside finished product for drying
 Stacks product correctly
 Wraps product correctly
 Question 26
 Incorrect set up of machine
 Incorrect adjustments to machine when setting up
 Plates, cutting devise move
 Ink, glue or liquid is incorrect for print job
 Centring or alignment is incorrect
 Product is not in correct position




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                                                    ICPSU208A Operate and monitor machines (basic)

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 27:         Using an example of a production process you have monitored in your workplace, discuss the operation and monitoring of the
                     machine during production. (Assessor prompt - Indicate the purpose of monitoring those parts of the machine)
Question 28:         What are the main differences between a reel system and a sheet or product system?
Question 29:         What basic criteria have you applied in monitoring the quality of the finished product?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 27
 Reel system: monitors and adjusts reel stand, web                Job specifications
 control system, reel rewind and sheeting section
                                                                  Standard operating
 Monitoring and adjustment ensures continuous operation           procedures
 (reel stand) and correct tension and product quality (web
                                                                  Workplace procedures
 control system, reel rewind and sheeting section)
                                                                  Manufacturer‟s/supplier‟s
 Sheet or product system: monitors and adjusts feeder,            instructions
 sheet or product pick-up and transport system, transfer
 systems and delivery                                             Safe work practices
 Monitoring and adjustments ensure continuous and                 Good housekeeping
 efficient feeding to the machine (feeder, sheet or product
 pickup, transport and transfer systems) and quality and
 efficient product delivery (delivery)
 Question 28
 Reel system features: reel stand, web control system,
 reel rewind and sheeting section
 Sheet or product system features: feeder, sheet or
 product pick-up and transport system, transfer systems
 and delivery
 Question 29



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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Makes minor adjustments to ensure quality of product
 Identifies faulty performance of equipment
 Monitors production process
 Monitors product as it is produced/printed




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                                                                  ICPSU211A Prepare ink and additives
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                     ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 30:         Outline the steps you have taken to prepare ink and additives for a job.
Question 31:         How have you ensured the suitability of the ink selected and how have you checked the selected ink matched the job requirements?
Question 32:         What are the main functions of additives?
Question 33:         How did you determine that the inks being mixed were compatible?
Question 34:         What procedures have you followed to store and handle ink?
                            KEY POINTS                                        INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                            REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                       Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                        addresses
                                                                       These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                        KP and IR
                                                                           candidate‟s response

 Question 30
 Selects inks and additives to suit job                               Job specifications
 Considers substrates, adhesion, physical and chemical                Safe work practices
 resistance, light fastness, drying method and print                  Manufacturer‟s/supplier‟s
 process in selection of inks and additives                           instructions
 Mixes and prepares colour and weight/volume of ink to                Workplace procedures
 match job
                                                                      Material Safety Data
 Uses measuring equipment (eg scales)                                 Sheet (MSDS)
 Records ink formula and approved colour                              Product labels
 Handles, stores and labels inks and dyes appropriately               Ink management plan
 Question 31                                                          Good housekeeping
 Checks ink selected matches job requirements
 Checks quality of ink
 Checks suitability to substrate, adhesion, physical and
 chemical resistance
 Chooses ink for desired finish- matt, gloss, embossing,




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response
 foils, wax
 Chooses ink characteristics to suit substrate
 Chooses ink to adhere to substrate
 Determines light or colour fastness of ink
 Question 32
 Additives support:
  thickness of ink
  thinness of ink
  colour and consistency of ink
 Question 33
 Manufacturer‟s/suppliers instructions
 Weight and volume
 Colour matching
 Printing press requirements
 Ink formula
 Question 34
 Material Safety Data Sheet
 Avoid eyes, skin, clothing
 Storage conditions – temperature, light
 Environmental conditions and hazards
 Labelling per suppliers instructions, use and volume
 Correct disposal of inks, solvents and solvent rags




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                                                      ICPSU224A Perform basic machine maintenance

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 35:         Taking one type of printing and converting equipment in your workplace as an example, what checks do you complete as part of your
                     routine maintenance?
Question 36:         Why is routine maintenance so important?
Question 37:         What are the main precautions to observe when maintaining and cleaning a reel handling system?
Question 38:         What common faults have you identified that cause breakdown or failure of a printing unit?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 35
 Reel handling system: cleanliness, check lubricants,             Job specifications
 unwind unit, web control devices, rewind unit, folding unit
                                                                  Standard operating
 and sheeting unit, electronic sensors
                                                                  procedures
 Sheet or object handling system: cleanliness, check
                                                                  Workplace procedures
 and lubricate feeder, lays and transfer gripper system
 and delivery                                                     Manufacturer‟s/supplier‟s
                                                                  instructions
 Printing units: cleanliness, check and lubricate cylinder /
 screen / plate and roller surfaces, safety devices, gears        Safe work practices
 and bearings, ink distribution system components and             Good housekeeping
 various print control devices
 Cutting units: cleanliness, check and lubricate cutting
 devices and knives, and machine bed check
 Folding/collating units: cleanliness, check and lubricate
 folding/collating system components and machine bed
 check




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Fastening units: cleanliness, check and lubricate
 adhesive and mechanical fastening units and machine
 bed check
 Question 36
 Ensure safety of machine
 Check all components are working and replace parts as
 required
 Check lubricants
 Prevent failure and/or breakdown
 Keep machine in use longer
 Machine runs better
 Question 37
 Dealing with air compression
 Lubricating the unwind unit, web control and rewind unit
 Cleaning electronic sensors
 Checking the folding unit
 Machine checks
 Chemicals used for cleaning
 Question 38
 Parts fail due to ineffective cleaning
 Worn rollers
 Worn bearers in cylinders
 Damages cylinder/screen/plate
 Dirty cylinder body




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Poor lubrication of components
 Damaged gears or bearings
 Damaged ink distribution systems




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                                                       ICPSU263A Perform basic industry calculations

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 39:         Using examples from your workplace, describe the types of trade calculations and measurements you carry out. (Assessor prompt -
                     What equipment or tools did you use for these calculations and measurements?)
Question 40:         What is parallax error and how does it occur?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 39
 Uses math (add, subtract, divide, multiply and                   Job specifications
 percentages) to calculate costs and dimensions
                                                                  Standard operating
 Uses appropriate equipment (calculators and computers)           procedures
 Records results of calculations                                  Workplace procedures
 Correctly calculates density and/or volumes of fluids and        Numeracy skills
 colours
 Selects and uses basic measuring tools: micrometers,
 scales, humidity meters, pH meters, screen angle and
 screen ruling gauges, dot gain scales and pantone colour
 matching
 Question 40
 Reading the dial on measuring equipment incorrectly due
 to standing position
 Line of sight in not perpendicular to the face of the dial




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                                                                  ICPSU281A Use computer systems

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                   ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 41:         What are the key health and safety issues to consider in using a computer in the workplace?
Question 42:         Explain the uses of a software program you frequently use in the workplace. (Assessor prompts – How did you access the program?
                     How did you input, retrieve and save information?)
                            KEY POINTS                                      INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                          REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                     Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                      addresses
                                                                     These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                      KP and IR
                                                                         candidate‟s response

 Question 41
 Correct posture at keyboard                                         Job specifications
 Computer set up appropriately (ie monitor and keyboard              Standard operating
 levels)                                                             procedures
 Safe keyboard technique                                             Workplace procedures
 Regular breaks                                                      Manufacturer‟s/supplier‟s
                                                                     instructions
 Cables appropriately hidden
                                                                     Safe work practices
 Question 42
                                                                     Operator manuals
 Software applications used for: typesetting; image
 manipulation; page layout; word processing; database;
 spreadsheet; production control and monitoring
 Turns computer on
 Ensures physical set up (location of mouse, keyboard,
 chair etc) safe
 Uses keyboard and mouse to select and access program
 and files
 Carries out search where necessary to locate
 program/file
 Selects templates




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Names and saves files in appropriate format and location
 Turns off computer (if appropriate) when task completed




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                                                      ICPSU357A Apply quick changeover procedures

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 43:         What does „quick changeover‟ refer to and how is it carried out in your workplace?
Question 44:         Explain an improvement you have recommended or implemented that improved changeover.
Question 45:         Describe Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) and the variations that occur in your workplace.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 43
 Quick changeover: exchange of dies or tools; change              Job instructions
 between batches, or equipment/process change to
                                                                  Production schedule
 produce a different product (eg plate changeover, stock
 changeover)                                                      Workplace procedures
 Follows quick changeover principles                              Standard operating
                                                                  procedures
 Determines timing of changeover (refers to production
 schedule)                                                        Machine manuals
 Liaises with fellow workers                                      Good housekeeping
 Checks output
 Notes problems and recommends changes
 Hazards: machine operation (nip points); manual
 handling; slips trips and falls
 Question 44
 Improvement to exchange dies/tools, change between
 batches, quantum equipment/process change producing
 a better product, plate changeover, stock changeover




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 45
 SMED – changing a die on a forming or stamping
 machine in a minute or less
 Variations –
 Single-digit set-up – performing a set-up activity in a
 single-digit number of minutes (fewer than ten)
 OTED (One Touch Exchange of Die) – changing a die
 with one physical motion such as pushing a button




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                                                                  ICPPP266A Produce relief plates

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                  ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 46:         Describe the steps you have taken to produce relief plates from film input for letterpress or label printing.
Question 47:         What did you do to prepare the film for plate production?
Question 48:         How did you establish conditions for plate exposure?
                            KEY POINTS                                     INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                         REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                    Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                     addresses
                                                                    These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                     KP and IR
                                                                        candidate‟s response

 Question 46
 Prepares and maintains plate processor                             Plate processor
                                                                    Manufacturer‟s
 Establishes and maintains plate processor (using vacuum            specifications
 frames)
                                                                    Workplace procedures
 Produces plates that meet job requirements
                                                                    Job specifications
 Proofs plates
                                                                    Quality standards
 Question 47
                                                                    Good housekeeping
 Consider plate requirements
 Check accuracy and repeatability
 Complete quality control
 Use problem solving device if required
 Question 48
 Conduct exposure tests
 Check continuity
 Ensure control of plate exposure




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                                                  ICPPP268A Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 49:         Explain the steps you have taken to make flexographic plates from film input.
Question 50:         How did you determine exposure time for the plate?
Question 51:         Why is it important to have the correct shoulder angle?
Question 52:         Discuss your experience with dimensional printing techniques such as engraving, thermography and letterpress.
Question 53:         Discuss the following properties of plate making: Plasticity; Resilience; Shelf life.
Question 54:         Explain the terms „dot‟, „dot gain‟ and „dot growth‟ in relation to photopolymer plates.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 49
 Selects plate to accord with printing requirements and job       Job specifications
 Plans the process: checks negatives, cuts exposure               Plate manufacturer‟s
 masks; calculates amount of plate material required              specifications
 Establishes exposure time                                        Safe work practices
 Exposes the plate                                                Standard operating
                                                                  procedures
 Maintains chemistry balance and washout unit
                                                                  Workplace procedures
 Washes out plate
                                                                  Good housekeeping
 Finishes plate (dried, cleaned, post-exposed and light
 finished)
 Uses chemicals safely
 Question 50
 Uses a step wedge and depth gauge
 Determines copy requirements




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Identifies plate thickness
 Determines front, back and post exposure times
 Question 51
 To prevent elements coming off the plate
 Question 52
 Engraving
  delicate line work
  sharpest image of any print method
  requires a metal plate or dye in to which a design is
    cut by hand, chemically etched or photoengraved
 Thermography
  creates raised affects much like engraving
  adds dimension and colour to type, line work, solids
    and screens
  a process that combines offset printing ink with a
    powdered resin which is baked so that the resin rises
    to give the ink a textured effect
 Letterpress
  much like embossing or engraving
  a relief process whereby a raised image is inked and
     then pressed in to the paper, essentially making an
     indentation
 Question 53
 Plasticity – also called viscosity is a measure of flow of an
 uncured material under heat and pressure prior to the
 start of cure
 Resilience – a measure of the recovery (rebound) of a
 cured material to its original thickness after impact




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Shelf life – indicates the expected useful life of
 unprocessed (before curing) plate material
 Question 54
 Dot - An element of halftones. Using a loupe you will see
 that printed pictures are made up of many dots.
 Dot gain - A term used to explain the difference in size
 between the dot on film versus on paper.
 Alt: A phenomenon, which occurs when wet ink comes in
 contact with paper. As the halftone dots are applied to
 the paper, the wet ink spreads, causing the dots to
 increase in size and halftones to appear darker. A
 number of factors affect dot gain.
 Dot growth - The enlargement of a halftone dot from the
 printing plate to the printed image as a result of pressure
 needed to transfer the ink onto the substrate.




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                                               ICPPR214A Produce basic flexographic printed product
                                             ICPPR314A Produce complex flexographic printed product

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                          DATE:

Note: To assess competency in these units the same questions may be used. To demonstrate competency, for example in ICPPR314A Produce complex flexographic printed product
(reel-fed flexographic press only), the individual must provide their response in relation to complex or non-routine flexographic printing as defined by the range statement.

Question 55:         Describe how you have operated either a reel or sheet fed flexographic press to maintain production efficiency and product quality.
Question 56:         Describe an in-line press.
Question 57:         Describe the main principle of flexographic printing.
Question 58:         Outline your experience in work-and-turn and work-and-tumble printing.
Question 59:         Outline your experience in four-color printing and spot colour ink.
Question 60:         Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of flexograhic printing
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                         COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                     Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                     Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 55                                                      Work procedures
 Ensures product quality meets proof standard by                  Job specifications
 monitoring and adjusting - flexographic plate and plate
                                                                  Approved proofs
 cylinder or sleeve condition, flexographic impression
 roller condition, flexographic inking system and doctor          Production schedules
 blade, drying systems and basic in-line
                                                                  Manufacturer‟s
 printing/converting/binding/finishing processes
                                                                  specifications
 Monitors and adjusts ink performance, colour, register
                                                                  Safe work practices
 and position of print
                                                                  Good housekeeping
 Rectifies faults where appropriate




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 56
 A press coupled to another operation such as bag-
 making, sheeting, die-cutting, creasing, etc. A multi-color
 press in which the color stations are mounted horizontally
 in a line
 Question 57
 All original text, pictures, and illustrations are
 photographed to convert them into the proper positive or
 negative films to make the plate which reproduces the
 image on the substrate
 Question 58
 Work and tumble: Printing one side of a sheet and
 turning it over from the gripper to the tail to print the
 second side using the same side guide and plate for the
 second side
 Work and turn: Printing one side of a sheet and running
 it over from left to right using the same side guides and
 plate for the second side
 Question 59
 Uses three primary ink colours -- cyan, magenta, and
 yellow, plus black
 Uses "spot colour" inks, alone or in combination with the
 four-color process method
 Uses specific formulations that are printed alone, rather
 than mixed to produce various hues and shades




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 60
 Advantages
 More suited to printing solid colours than waterless
 printing
 Allows for greater ink quantities to be applied to the
 medium (six grams per square metre as opposed to one
 gram per square meter in the case of waterless printing)
 Less expensive printing plates
 Faster set-up time
 Capable of printing long or short runs at high production
 rates
 Disadvantages
 Reproduction of original graphic materials may suffer loss
 of definition
 Does not offer the advantage of zero percent vignettes
 Uses larger dot-sizes (40 micron) as opposed to the
 much smaller dot-size offered by waterless printing (four
 micron).
 Can only print on certain substrates – plastic, cereal
 boxes




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                                                     ICPPR313A Set up for basic flexographic printing
                                                   ICPPR413A Set up for complex flexographic printing

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 61:         Outline the steps you have taken when setting up either a reel or sheet fed flexographic printing machine for a routine print job.
Question 62:         ICPPR413A only: Give an example of a complex or non-routine flexographic printing job you have carried out.
Question 63:         Identify and describe the techniques you have used to minimise scuffing.
Question 64:         Discuss techniques you have used to prevent leaching.
Question 65:         What print characteristics are related to excessive printing pressure? How do you ensure even pressure during the production
                     phase?
Question 66:         Discuss some issues around the operation, preventative maintenance and cleaning of anilox rollers.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 61
 Reel system: checks and positions reels and cores;               Job specifications
 secures unwind reels; webs press; sets edge guide,
                                                                  Australian standards for
 unwind tension, rewind tension, nip rollers and Positively
                                                                  storage of hazardous
 Infinitely Variable (PIV)
                                                                  liquids
 Sheet system: removes substrate from stacker and sets
                                                                  Safe work practices
 and adjusts feeder, sheet pick-up and transportation
 system, transfer systems, delivery, sheet transfer and           Workplace procedures
 control system and set off / marking prevention devices
                                                                  Manufacturer‟s
 Introduces inks                                                  instructions
 Installs/mounts flexographic plate cylinders, sleeves or         Good housekeeping
 mounting sheets
 Sets plate cylinders, inking system and roller nips/blades
 and ink circulation




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Adjust viscosities and selects air volume and drier
 temperature
 Registers adjustments
 Sets up in-line printing/converting/binding units for basic
 processes
 Applies proofing process
 Question 62
 Complex job involves 4 or more colours, complex
 graphics and text, tight registration, fit and position
 Set up of additional process units and machinery
 Deviation from standard settings
 Question 63
 Consults ink manufacturer
 Reduces level of ink
 Reduces ink film or has ink made stronger
 Remove ink and replace with fresh
 Slow down press or change ink type
 Question 64
 The monomer and other migratable components in the
 photopolymerizable layer should be insoluble in the
 solvent or solution utilized to apply the powder material.
 To prevent migration or leaching of the ink printed data
 toward the substrate is to provide a specific ink-receiving
 formulation below the printed data




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 The ink-receiving formulation is selected such that the ink
 from the ink-jet defining the lottery data is substantially
 absorbed in the formulation
 Question 65
 Too much pressure from roller to plate, plate to blanket or
 blanket to substrate causes halftone dots
 Lifting-off of coating from coated stock and pulling paper
 fibres from uncoated stock (picking)
 Excessive plate to blanket pressure – part or all of image
 does not take ink, resulting in loss of image (plate
 binding)
 The non-image area of the plate accepts ink in random
 areas (scumming)
 Dots or image appear elongated or smeared (slurring)
 Ensures even pressure
  packs plate and blanket properly
  sets pressure correctly
 Question 66
 Planning:
  specifies ink formulations that will “stay open” and not
     dry too rapidly, plugging the anilox roll cells
  uses preventive measures to keep ink flowing in the
     system
  makes sure that all inks have used compatible resins
     so that the same clean-up procedure can be used




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Operation:
  keeps rollers clean while they are on the press
  uses spray bottles and cleaning solutions that
    penetrate and remove wet ink from plates and anilox
    rollers
 Preventive maintenance:
  periodically removes rollers from the press and do a
    deep clean
  selects an option that matches both the quality
    requirements of your customers and the technical
    level of personnel
 Cleaning:
  baking soda blast – uses air pressure to deliver
    baking soda media to the anilox roll
  plastic bead systems use air and plastic bead media
    to impact upon anilox surfaces at an air pressure of
    35-70 PSI
  ultrasonic is sound energy that creates cavitation
    when introduced into a liquid. The cavitation is
    caused by pressure differentials, providing the
    cleaning action of this process
  chemical cleaners are used daily in the flexo printing
    industry and for the most part they work. Many of
    these cleaners are caustic, permitting a fast and
    thorough cleaning
  a stainless steel brush should be used with chemical
    cleaners on ceramic anilox rolls, and a brass brush
    should be used for chrome rolls




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                                               ICPPR232A Produce basic lithographic printed product
                                             ICPPR332A Produce complex lithographic printed product

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Note: To assess competency in these units the same questions may be used. To demonstrate competency, for example in ICPPR332A Produce complex
lithographic printed product, the individual must provide their response in relation to complex or non-routine lithographic printing as defined by the
range statement.

Question 67:         When operating either a reel or sheet fed lithographic press, what do you monitor and adjust to maintain production efficiency and
                     product quality.
Question 68:         Describe four common offset printing errors you have come across and discuss how they can be corrected.
Question 69:         Describe the difference between a „flying paster‟ and „zero speed‟ splicer.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 67
 Monitors and adjusts operation of reel system - reel             Work procedures
 stand, rewind sections, web control system, sheeting
                                                                  Job specifications
 section, set off/marking prevention system and substrate
                                                                  Approved proofs
 Monitors and adjusts operation of sheet system - feeder
 and delivery, sheet pick-up and transport system, transfer       Production schedules
 system, set-off/marking prevention system and substrate
                                                                  Manufacturer‟s
 Ensures product quality meets proof standard by                  specifications
 monitoring and adjusting: lithographic plate and plate
                                                                  Safe work practices
 cylinder condition; lithographic blanket and blanket
 cylinder; lithographic impression cylinder condition;            Good housekeeping
 lithographic inking condition and lithographic dampening
 system
 Non-routine/complex printing: monitors and adjusts set
 off/marking prevention and drying system
 Monitors and adjusts ink performance, colour, register




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response
 and position of print
 Rectifies faults where appropriate
 Question 68
 Uneven colour:
  make sure that the colour is the same on both sides
    of the sheet by rolling the sheet up so that you can
    look at opposite edges of the sheet side by side
 Ghosts:
  images formed in areas where they should not
    appear, or formation of lighter areas where there
    should be even inking.
  occasionally it can be eliminated by changing the
    color sequence, the inks, the paper, changing to a
    press with a drier, printing the problem area in a
    separate pass through the press or changing the
    racking (reducing the number of sheets on the drying
    racks)
 Hickies (aka Fish-Eyes):
  non-inked circles created by lint on the plate or
    blanket
  generally something that can be cleaned up when
    appearing on several sheets in a row
  never be able to eliminate every single hickie,
    especially if you have large solids in your printing
    piece and have to print thousands of sheets




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Picking:
  non-inked areas that look like snow created in areas
     where the ink and some of the paper has been lifted
     off the sheet when the ink is too tacky
  picking can occur due to a paper related problem

 Muddy or Uneven Screens:
  occur as a result of dot gain. In the worst case
    scenario caused by a muddy or uneven screen, you
    may need to remake a plate using a coarser screen
  some dot gain can be alleviated by running the ink a
    little lighter and by ensuring that the gradients on
    your piece, if any, look even
 Offsetting:
  appearance created on the back of a sheet by an
     image present on the sheet touching it
  offsetting happens as a result of too much ink
     insufficient driers in the ink or trimming of the job
     done when the ink is too wet
 Question 69
 Flying paster is an automatic pasting device that splices a
 new roll of paper onto an expiring roll, without stopping
 the press.
 Zero speed splicers are used for splicing of pre-printed
 rolls in register




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                                                                        RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                     ICPPR331A Set up for basic lithographic printing
                                                   ICPPR431A Set up for complex lithographic printing

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Note: To determine competency for ICPPR 431A Set up for complex lithographic printing all questions should be used.

Question 70:         Outline the steps you have taken to set up either a reel or sheet fed lithographic printing machine for a routine print job.
Question 71:         Give an example of a complex or non-routine lithographic printing job you have carried out. What additional matters did you consider
                     in the set up of the machine for that print job?
Question 72:         Outline your experience in regulating the blanket? How have you determined the correct printing pressure between blanket and
                     stock? How do you achieve the correct blanket tension when fitting a new blanket?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 70
 Reel system: sets up unwind and rewind reels, web                Job specifications
 control systems, printed web viewing devices and folder
                                                                  Australian standards for
 and sheeter
                                                                  storage of hazardous
 Splices/joins reels                                              liquids
 Carries out webbing procedures                                   Safe work practices
 Sheet system: sets up feeder and delivery sections,              Workplace procedures
 registration system, sheet pick-up, and transportation,          Manufacturer‟s
 control and transfer systems                                     instructions
 Removes substrate from process                                   Standard operating
 Introduces inks                                                  procedures

 Sets and adjusts plate cylinder and installs lithographic        Good housekeeping
 plates
 Sets up and adjustment blanket and blanket cyclinder,
 impression cylinder, inking system and dampening




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response
 system
 Applies proofing process
 Question 71
 Non-routine/complex set up involves a significant amount
 of deviation from standard settings
 Use of wide range of inks (four or more)
 Complex graphics and texts require critical tight
 registration and fit and position
 Additional steps: (reel system) close analysis and
 scrutiny of unwind and reel set up options and web-
 control system options or (sheet system) close analysis
 and scrutiny of feeder and delivery section set up options;
 set up and adjustment of set off/marking prevention
 devices
 Question 72
 Three critical areas on the blanket that determine if
 installed properly and whether the correct height has
 been obtained to achieve the correct pressure
  lead edge of the blanket at the gap
  trail edge of the blanket at the gap
  half gap or 180° from the gap

 If these above measurements have a greater range then
 the blanket is egg shaped (due to over tightening)
 Poor register, feed, release, susceptibility to smashes
 and on-press damage result from incorrect tension
 Insert same length of blanket in both ends and tighten
 both ends at the same time to ensure the blanket is
 stable and square on the cylinder




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Easy to over tighten one end and create a „step‟ from the
 edge to the trail edge resulting in gear streaking or
 cylinder bounce




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                                                      ICPPR252A Produce basic relief printed product
                                                    ICPPR352A Produce complex relief printed product

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Note: To assess competency in these units the same questions may be used. To demonstrate competency, for example in ICPPR352A Produce complex
relief printed product, the individual must provide their response in relation to complex or non-routine relief printing as defined by the range statement.

Question 73:         Describe how you have operated either a reel or a sheet fed platen, cylinder or rotary printing machine to maintain production
                     efficiency and product quality standards.
Question 74:         Discuss your experience using fountain solutions – what is their purpose, and what are the made of?
Question 75:         Explain relief printing and the techniques you have used.
Question 76:         Explain the ink drying principles of absorption, evaporation and oxidation.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 73
 Monitors and adjusts operation of reel system - reel             Work procedures
 stand, rewind sections, web control system, sheeting
                                                                  Job specifications
 section, set off/marking prevention system and substrate
                                                                  Approved proofs
 Monitors and adjusts operation of sheet system - feeder
 and delivery, sheet pick-up and transport system, transfer       Production schedules
 system, set-off/marking prevention system and substrate
                                                                  Manufacturer‟s
 Non-routine/complex printing: monitors and adjusts               specifications
 drying systems
                                                                  Safe work practices
 Monitors and adjusts ink performance, colour, register           Good housekeeping
 and position of print
 Rectifies faults where appropriate




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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 74
 Key functions of fountain solutions:
  keeps ink off the background with a film of water
  maintains the hydrophilic nature of the background
  quickly cleans ink off the background during press
    starts
  promotes fast spreading of water over the plate
    surface
  helps the water flow evenly through the dampening
    rollers
  lubricates the plate and blanket
  controls emulsify cation of ink and water
 Made of water, acid, plate conditioners/additives, wetting
 agents and gum arabic
 Question 75
 Relief printing:
  the image to be transferred to paper (or other
     surface) is raised above the surface of the printing
     plate
  Ink is applied to the raised surface then rolled or
     stamped onto the substrate
  printing process is similar to using an inkpad and
     stamp
  relief printing does not necessarily create relief or
     raised lettering such as found in embossing and
     thermography
  flexography and letterpress are forms of relief printing
 Techniques include woodcuts, linoleum cuts and acrylic
 plates for plaster relief. These techniques involve the
 cutting away of plate areas that are not to be printed



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                            KEY POINTS                                   INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 76
 Absorption
 The ink used is usually quite thin, and the vehicle, which
 is non-drying, is absorbed by the inner fibres of the
 paper, where it stays damp for some time. Meanwhile,
 the pigment remains on the surface
 Evaporation
 The ink is dried principally by the evaporation of the
 vehicle from the ink, leaving behind a solid film of
 pigment. The evaporation drying process is used with or
 without heat
 Oxidation/Polymerization
 A two-step ink-drying method used for most offset and
 letterpress inks. Oxygen is absorbed by the drying, oil,
 portion of the vehicle (oxidation), followed by a cross-
 linking of molecules (polymerization), causing the ink film
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                                                                        RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                            ICPPR351A Set up for basic relief printing

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 77:         Describe a basic relief printing job and how you set up the reel system or sheet system?
Question 78:         How do you correctly handle, position and adjust relief plates?
Question 79:         What are some of the adjustments you have had to make to a sheet delivery system to ensure correct operation?
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 77
 Reel system: sets up unwind and rewind reels, web                 Job specifications
 control systems, printed web viewing devices and folder
                                                                   Australian standards for
 and sheeter
                                                                   storage of hazardous
 Splices/joins reels                                               liquids
 Carries out webbing procedures                                    Safe work practices
 Sheet system: sets up feeder and delivery sections,               Workplace procedures
 registration system, sheet pick-up, and transportation,           Manufacturer‟s
 control and transfer systems                                      instructions
 Removes substrate from process                                    Standard operating
 Introduces inks                                                   procedures

 Question 78                                                       Good housekeeping

 Selects and secures relief plates
 Sets and adjusts relief plates or formes or cylinders,
 impression, inking system and drying system
 Sets up and adjustment blanket and blanket cyclinder,
 impression cylinder, inking system and dampening
 system
 Applies proofing process




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 79
 Feeder and delivery section
 Sheet pick-up and transportation system
 Transfer and control system
 Set off/marking prevention devices




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                                                                        RECORD OF CONVERSATION
                                                         ICPPP267A Produce offset lithographic plates

CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                 ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                        DATE:

Question 80:         Outline the steps you have taken to prepare, expose and process a lithographic plate.
Question 81:         How did you post-treat the plate?
Question 82:         Explain the difference between „negative‟ working and „positive‟ working lithographic plates.
                            KEY POINTS                                    INDUSTRY                  Indicate if                       COMMENTS
                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                   Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                    addresses
                                                                   These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                    KP and IR
                                                                       candidate‟s response

 Question 80
 Selects type of plate to suit job                                Job specifications
 Prepares plate to accommodate printing machine plate             Plate manufacturer‟s
 positioning                                                      specifications
 Positions film correctly on the plate                            Workplace procedures
 Selects exposure unit                                            Standard operating
                                                                  procedures and machine
 Established exposure control using step wedges                   manuals
 Maintains exposure and vacuum frame                              Quality standards
 Uses plate processing unit to process plate                      Good housekeeping
 Question 81
 Checks plate for quality of outcome
 Checks plate meets job requirements
 Adds and deletes to plate image to ensure plate delivers
 standards output for the job
 Bakes and/or chemically treats plate




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                                                                       REQUIREMENTS                response
         The candidate‟s response should evidence the following                                                  Record other key points and examples from conversation.
                                                                                                   addresses
                                                                  These must be evidenced in the                   Identify whether a practical assessment is warranted.
                                                                                                   KP and IR
                                                                      candidate‟s response

 Question 82
 Negative working are exposed through photographic
 negatives
 Positive working are exposed through photographic
 positives




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                     SECTION D
            Practical Tasks and
           Observation Recording
                  Sheets
You use this section to assist you in determining a candidate‟s competency in those areas where
they have not yet successfully demonstrated their skills, knowledge and prior experience.
Therefore, candidates are not required to complete all tasks. You select tasks after considering
available evidence collected through previous phases and according to context and needs of each
candidate.




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                                              PRACTICAL TASKS

Candidates are not required to complete all tasks. The Assessor is to select tasks after
considering available evidence collected through previous phases and according to the context
and needs of each candidate.


Task 1         ICPSU262A   Communicate in the workplace
               ICPKN312A   Apply knowledge of printing machining
               ICPSU263A   Perform basic industry calculations
               ICPSU281A   Use computer system



Read the instructions and complete parts A & B below.

Use a print job sourced in your workplace or use the following scenario to complete this task.

You are meeting with Mr David, the manager of a local financial planning business. Mr David
wants to produce 1000 copies of a 5 page newsletter which he intends to send out to his clients
four times a year.

Mr David arrives at your workplace to inspect the proof on the machine. He decides after seeing
the proof that he wants to increase the number of colours used in the product and increase the
page sizes to A4.

Part A:

You are required to:
          a)   discuss with your Assessor the proposed changes;
          b)   describe the types of calculations you would need to carry out to determine the
               additional costs involved with Mr David‟s request (and any equipment such as a
               computer or calculator you would use)
          c)   consider how you would communicate with Mr David and other staff about the matter
          d)   record details of the proposed job alteration

Part B:

Using a computer write a brief one or two paragraph memorandum to your supervisor summarising
your discussions with your Assessor (or customer), and how you would estimate the additional
costs. Demonstrate how you would access the appropriate computer program and create and save
the document.




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Task 2             ICPPP268A   Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)
                   ICPSU203A   Prepare and maintain the work area
                   ICPSU261A   Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
                   ICPSU216A   Inspect quality against required standards
                   ICPKN312A   Apply knowledge of printing machining


Demonstrate how to prepare a photopolymer (flexographic) plate from film input for an existing job
brief in your work place or alternatively a brief agreed with your assessor.



Task 3             ICPPP266A   Make and proof relief plates
                   ICPSU203A   Prepare and maintain the work area
                   ICPSU261A   Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
                   ICPKN312A   Apply knowledge of printing machining


Demonstrate how to prepare and proof a relief plate from film input suitable for letterpress or label
printing for an existing job brief in your workplace or alternatively a brief agreed with your assessor.


Task 4             ICPPP267A   Produce offset lithographic plates
                   ICPSU203A   Prepare and maintain the work area
                   ICPSU261A   Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
                   ICPSU216A   Inspect quality against required standards
                   ICPKN312A   Apply knowledge of printing machining


Demonstrate how to prepare, expose and process a lithographic plate from film input for an
existing job brief in your work place or alternatively a brief agreed with your assessor.


Task 5             ICPSU207A   Prepare machine for operation (basic)
                   ICPSU208A   Operate and monitor machines (basic)
                   ICPSU202A   Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
                   ICPSU201A   Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine
                   ICPSU211A   Prepare ink and additives
                   ICPSU216A   Inspect quality against required standards
                   ICPSU224A   Perform basic machine maintenance
                   ICPSU261A   Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
                   ICPKN312A   Apply knowledge of printing machining


In this task you are required to demonstrate your skills in relation to the set up and operation of a
printing machine utilising one of the following printing processes:
          a)   flexographic printing (flexographic press)
          b)   lithographic printing (lithographic press) or
          c)   relief printing (platen, cyclinder or rotary printing machine)

With your assessor you need to:
          a)   select one of the above printing processes
          b)   agree upon the specifications of a routine or basic job that you will use to demonstrate
               your skills and knowledge.

The job specifications may be based on an existing job brief within your workplace or alternatively
a job specification agreed with your assessor.

                                                                                                                       (cont…)




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Using the job specification you are required to:
          a)   prepare, load and unload product on and off the machine
          b)   prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off the machine
          c)   prepare ink and additives for the particular job
          d)   set up the printing machine, conduct a proof run and adjust settings
          e)   operate and monitor the machine during the production process
          f)   inspect the quality of the product
          g)   shutdown the printing process
          h)   demonstrate how you would carry out basic maintenance and cleaning of the machine

[Note: A complex job description may be chosen where considered appropriate]


Task 6 – Complex printing

                      ICPPR413A Set up for complex flexographic printing
                      ICPPR314A Produce complex flexographic printed product
               or
                      ICPPR431A Set up for complex lithographic printing
                      ICPPR332A Produce complex lithographic printed product
               plus
                      ICPPR352A Produce complex relief printed product
                      ICPSU261A Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards


You are required to demonstrate your skills in relation to complex machine set ups and the
operation of the machine to produce complex printed product. You may choose one type of printing
process for both stages.

Set-up:

You are required to set-up a printing machine, conduct a proof run and adjust settings for a
complex or non-routine print job. You may choose to carry out this task using either a flexographic
(reel fed) or lithographic printing machine. With your assessor you are required to select an
appropriate complex job specification. The job specifications may be based on an existing job brief
within your workplace or alternatively a job specification agreed with your assessor.

Operation:
You are required to demonstrate your skills in the operation of a printing machine for a non-routine
or complex job specification using the same printing process as that selected for Task 5 (a - h)
above.



Task 7                ICPSU261A   Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
                      ICPKN312A   Apply knowledge of printing machining
                      ICPSU203A   Prepare and maintain the work area
                      ICPSU357A   Apply quick changeover procedures


SCENARIO:

The following scenario will require you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of quick
changeover procedures, OHS issues and the preparation and maintenance of the work area.




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You are operating a printing machine with a fellow worker, Tom, a young school leaver who has
only recently commenced working with your enterprise. The particular print job requires you, as the
machine operator, to carrying out quick changeover procedures with minimum down time.

During the quick changeover you realise there is inadequate ink to continue the print run. Tom a
willing assistant, conscious of the need to minimise production down time, rushes to the storeroom
to get more ink. Shortly after you hear a crashing sound in the store area and rush over to see
Tom lying on the floor injured having tripped over a number of boxes blocking the doorway to the
store room. Almost all the contents of the last 30kg container of blue ink in the store have spilled
on the floor.

You are required to discuss how you would respond to the incident. With reference to relevant
enterprise procedures you should consider:
          a)   your immediate response to the situation
          b)   the OHS issues raised by the incident
          c)   cleaning of the work place and removal of wastes
          d)   changes you would recommend (including to quick changeover procedures) to ensure
               such an incident does not occur again
          e)   how you would complete the changeover to complete the job




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                                                                  OBSERVATION RECORDING SHEET
                                                                       Practical Tasks
CANDIDATE’S NAME:                                                      SIGNATURE:                                                          DATE:

ASSESSOR’S NAME:                                                       SIGNATURE:                                                          DATE:

LOCATION:

NB: The skills listed below must be verified by a competent assessor through observed demonstration either in the candidate‟s workplace as part of the candidate‟s
normal work duty OR as part of a practical assessment/demonstration set by the assessor.

    Unit and        Task         Observable behaviours in task          Industry requirements            Assessor’s comments                      Indicate if      Date
    element          No.                                                                                                                          behaviour      assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                                     observed
      task
 ICPSU262A          1A     Communication:                              Customer requirements
 1, 2, 3, 4                Interacts with client in professional and   Standard operating
                           courteous manner                            procedures
 ICPKN312A
                           Seeks and records relevant information      Manufacturer‟s
 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
                                                                       specifications
                           Clarifies client needs
 ICPSU263A
                                                                       Knowledge of laws and
                           Demonstrates understanding
 1, 2, 3                                                               regulations
                           Provides clear, logical and concise
                                                                       Industry terminology
                           explanation
                           Industry knowledge:
                           Uses appropriate industry terminology
                           Understands pre-press functions and
                           printing processes
                           Applies knowledge of printing process
                           Understands costs elements of production
                           Calculations:
                           Applies industry calculations accurately
                           Uses appropriate equipment – calculator



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      Unit and     Task         Observable behaviours in task        Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if      Date
      element       No.                                                                                                              behaviour      assessed
     covered in                                                                                                                      observed
        task
                          and/or computer, tools for measuring

 ICPSU281A         1B     Uses computer system safely               Safe work practices
 1, 2                     Chooses appropriate program               Standard operating
                                                                    procedures
                          Creates and saves document in
                          appropriate
                          Format and file location

 ICPPP268A          2     Follows job specifications                Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5            Selects and retrieves appropriate plate   Standard operating
                                                                    procedures
 ICPSU203A                Checks film negatives and plans the
                          process                                   Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4
                          Exposes the plate correctly               Quality standards
 ICPSU261A
                          Washes out plate                          Plate manufacturer‟s
 1, 2, 3
                                                                    specifications
                          Dries, cleans plate
 ICPSU216A
                                                                    Knowledge of laws and
                          Post exposes and finishes plate
 1, 2                                                               regulations
                          Establishes/uses chemical register
 ICPKN312A                                                          Industry terminology &
                          Cleans work area                          practices
 3
                          Applies basic principles of pre-press     Good housekeeping
                          processes
                          Follows OHS:
                             identifies hazards while working
                             controls discharges and emissions
                             handles chemical and liquid waste
                             reports and records OHS issues
                             cleans work area




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      Unit and     Task         Observable behaviours in task        Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
      element       No.                                                                                                              behaviour       assessed
     covered in                                                                                                                      observed
        task
                             maintains supply of materials
                          Ensures quality
                             checks quality during job
                             completes required documentation

 ICPPP266A          3     Prepares the work area for job            Plate processor
                                                                    manufacturer‟s
 1, 2                     Applies basic principles of pre-press
                                                                    specifications
                          processes
 ICPSU203A
                                                                    Standard operating
                          Prepares and maintains plate processor
 3                                                                  procedures
                          Establishes and maintains exposure
 ICPSU216                                                           Job specifications
                          control
 1, 2                                                               Quality standards
                          Uses vacuum frames and plate
 ICPKN312A                processors as required                    Safe work practices
 3                        Produces plates                           Industry terminology
                                                                    and practices
                          Proofs relief plates
                                                                    Good housekeeping
                          Checks quality during job
                          Stores plate correctly
                          Completes required documentation
                          Follows worksafe practices during plate
                          preparation
                          Correctly handles chemical and liquid
                          waste
                          Cleans and maintains work area




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      Unit and     Task         Observable behaviours in task            Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
      element       No.                                                                                                                  behaviour       assessed
     covered in                                                                                                                          observed
        task
 ICPPP267A          4     Selects and retrieves appropriate plate       Job specifications
                          and film
 1, 2, 3, 4                                                             Plate manufacturer‟s
                          Prepares plate to accommodate printing        specifications
 ICPSU261A
                          machine plate positioning
                                                                        Standard operating
 1, 2, 3
                          Positions film correctly                      procedures
 ICPSU203A
                          Selects correct exposure unit                 Machine manuals
 1, 2, 3, 4
                          Exposes plate                                 Quality standards
 ICPSU216A
                          Processes plate                               Environmental hazards
 1, 2                                                                   procedures
                          Checks plate for quality and conformance
 ICPKN312A                                                              Safe work practices
                          Treats plate with correct chemical and/or
 3                        bakes plate                                   Good housekeeping
                          Prepares and stores plate prior to printing
                          Follows safe work practices throughout
                          job
                          Checks quality during job
                          Completes required documentation
                          Applies basic principles of pre-press
                          processes




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    Unit and        Task         Observable behaviours in task          Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element          No.                                                                                                                behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                           observed
      task
 ICPSU207A           5     APPLICABLE TO ALL MACHINES                  Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6          Prepares machine:                           Standard operating
                                                                       procedures
 ICPSU208A                    sets up and prepares substrates
                                                                       Manufacturer‟s
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5                sets up reel or sheet system to suit
                                                                       instructions
 ICPSU202A                    sets up machine
                                                                       Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3                   Operate and monitor machines
                                                                       Product labels
 ICPSU201A                    operates and monitors reel system
                                                                       Waste minimisation
                               OR
 1, 2, 3
                                                                       Good housekeeping
                              operates and monitors sheet system
 ICPSU211A
                              adds substrate/product to process
 1, 2, 3
                              makes major adjustment to the
 ICPSU216A
                               process as required
 1, 2
                              reports adjustments
 ICPSU224A
                              operates and monitors production
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
                              monitors product for quality
 ICPSU261A
                              notices and reports faulty
 1, 2, 3                       performance of equipment
 ICPKN312A                 Loads product onto machines
 4, 6, 8, 10                  locates and prepares product
                              positions product on the machine
                              loads and unloads product
                              prepares and stores product ready for
                               next process
                           Loads/unloads reels and cores
                              prepares and selects reels and cores




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    Unit and       Task         Observable behaviours in task         Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element         No.                                                                                                               behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                         observed
      task
                             loads reels
                             unloads and stores reels
                          Prepare inks and additives
                             selects inks, dyes and additives
                             prepares inks, dyes and additives
                             records ink formulation and correct
                              colour
                             stores, handles and labels inks, dyes
                              and additives appropriately
                          Inspects quality
                             inspects job/product is inspected
                              against job specifications
                             inspects and tests regularly to
                              determine conformity with
                              specifications
                             notices and corrects unsatisfactory
                              work
                             completes relevant documentation
                          Performs basic machine maintenance
                          Carries out routine maintenance and
                          cleaning:
                             reel handling system
                             sheet or object handling system
                             printing units
                             cutting / folding / collating units
                             fastening units




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    Unit and       Task         Observable behaviours in task       Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element         No.                                                                                                             behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                       observed
      task
                          Shuts down machine:
                             shuts down machine
                             removes and stores used plates,
                              cutting and other devices
                             removes product from the operating
                              areas
                             repairs and records machine faults
                             cleans and washes machine at the
                              end of run
                             disengages and cleans feed,
                              transportation and delivery systems
                              for next run
                          Follows OHS practices
                             identifies hazards while working
                             controls discharges and emissions
                             handles chemical and liquid waste
                             reports and records OHS issues
                             cleans work area
                             maintain supply of materials
                             Identifies hazards while working
                          Applies knowledge of:
                             printing processes
                             substrates and inks
                             printing requirements for pre-press
                              and finishing processes
                             colour theory




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    Unit and       Task         Observable behaviours in task           Industry requirements     Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element         No.                                                                                                                   behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                             observed
      task
 ICPPR313A         5A     FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING                        Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,           Reads and interprets job specifications      Australian standards for
 6, 7, 8, 9                                                            storage of hazardous
                          Checks proofed job conforms
                                                                       liquids
 ICPR214A
                          Reel system or sheet system sets up reel
                                                                       Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,           system or sheet system
 6, 7                                                                  Standard operating
                          Selects and prepares inks and additives
                                                                       procedures
                          Sets up machine for complex flex. printing
                                                                       Manufacturer‟s
                          Sets press, print impressions and web        instructions
                          tensions appropriately for proof run
                                                                       Job specifications
                          Checks print, drying and substrate for
                                                                       Approved proofs
                          proof run
                                                                       Production schedules
                          Conducts proof run
                                                                       Good housekeeping
                          Inspects and/or tests proof
                          Readjusts settings to production speeds
                          Adjusts settings, documents and retains
                          samples
                          Maintains operation of sheet/reel system
                          Adds and/or removes substrate as reqd
                          Monitors and adjusts machine to maintain
                          basic printing process
                          Maintains routine production process
                          Identifies problems and takes appropriate
                          action to eliminate problems
                          Shuts down production process
                          Cleans and washes machine at the end of
                          the run




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    Unit and        Task         Observable behaviours in task          Industry requirements     Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element          No.                                                                                                                  behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                             observed
      task
 ICPPR331A          5B     LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING                       Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6          Confirms and understands job                Australian standards for
                           specifications                              storage of hazardous
 ICPPR232A
                                                                       liquids
                           Sets up reel system or sheet
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
                           transportation system                       Safe work practices
 6, 7
                           Selects and prepares inks and additives     Standard operating
                                                                       procedures
                           Sets up machine for offset lithographic
                           printing                                    Manufacturer‟s
                                                                       instructions
                           Conducts OK print run
                                                                       Approved proofs
                           Inspects and/or tests OK/section
                                                                       Production schedules
                           Makes necessary adjustments to settings
                                                                       Good housekeeping
                           Maintains operation of sheet system
                           Maintains operation of reel system
                           Adds and removes substrate as required
                           Maintains lithographic printing
                           Maintains routine production process
                           Identifies problems and takes appropriate
                           action to eliminate problems
                           Shuts down production process
                           Cleans and washes up machine at the
                           end of the run




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    Unit and        Task         Observable behaviours in task          Industry requirements     Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element          No.                                                                                                                  behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                             observed
      task
 ICPPR351A          5C     RELIEF PRINTING                             Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6          Confirms and understands job                Australian standards for
                           specifications                              storage of hazardous
 ICPPR252A
                                                                       liquids
                           Sets up reel system or sheet
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
                           transportation system                       Safe work practices
                           Selects and prepares inks and additives     Manufacturer‟s
                                                                       instructions
                           Sets up machine for relief printing
                                                                       Standard operating
                           Conducts proof run and inspects and/or
                                                                       procedures
                           tests proof
                                                                       Approved proofs
                           Adjusts settings as required
                                                                       Production schedules
                           Maintains operation of sheet system
                                                                       Good housekeeping
                           Maintains operation of reel system
                           Adds and removes substrate
                           Makes adjustments as required to
                           maintain relief printing process
                           Maintains routine production process
                           Identifies problems and takes appropriate
                           action to eliminate problems
                           Shuts down production process
                           Cleans machine and washes up at the
                           end of run




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    Unit and        Task         Observable behaviours in task         Industry requirements     Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element          No.                                                                                                                 behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                            observed
      task
 ICPPR413A           6     FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING                      Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6,          Reads and correctly interprets job         Australian standards for
 7, 8                      specifications                             storage of hazardous
                                                                      liquids
 ICPPR314A                 Checks proofed job for conformance with
                           job specifications                         Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
 6, 7                      Sets up reel system to suit job            Workplace procedures
                           specifications
 ICPSU261A                                                            Manufacturer‟s
                           Sets up machine for complex flexographic   instructions
 1, 2, 3
                           printing
                                                                      Good housekeeping
                           Selects and prepares inks and additives
                           Sets up in line-units
                           Sets press, print impressions and web
                           tensions for proof run
                           Checks print, drying and substrate for
                           proof run
                           Conducts proof run
                           Inspects and/or tests proof
                           Readjusts settings to production speeds
                           Makes adjustments to settings,
                           documents and retains samples

 ICPPR431A           6     LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING                      Job specifications
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6          Confirms and understands job               Australian standards for
                           specifications                             storage of hazardous
                                                                      liquids
                           Sets up reel system or sheet
 ICPPR332A
                           transportation system                      Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
                           Selects and prepares inks and additives    Standard operating
 6, 7, 8, 9
                                                                      procedures
                           Sets up machine for offset lithographic



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    Unit and       Task         Observable behaviours in task          Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element         No.                                                                                                                behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                          observed
      task
                          printing                                    Manufacturer‟s
                                                                      instructions
                          Conducts OK print run
                                                                      Approved proofs
                          Inspects and/or tests OK/section
                                                                      Production schedules
                          Makes necessary adjustments to settings
                                                                      Good housekeeping
                          Maintains operation of reel system
                          Adds and/or removes substrate from the
                          process
                          Makes adjustments & monitors machine
                          to maintain basic printing process
                          Maintains routine production process
                          Identifies problems and takes appropriate
                          action to eliminate problems
                          Shuts down production process
                          Cleans and washes up machine at the
                          end of the run

 ICPPR352A          6     RELIEF PRINTING                             Standard operating
                                                                      procedures
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,           Maintains operation of sheet system
 6, 7                                                                 Job specifications
                          Maintains operation of reel system
                                                                      Approved proofs
                          Adds and removes substrate as required
                                                                      Production schedules
                          Maintains relief printing
                                                                      Manufacturer‟s
                          Maintains routine production process
                                                                      specifications
                          Identifies problems and takes appropriate
                                                                      Safe work practices
                          action to eliminate problems
                                                                      Good housekeeping
                          Shuts down production process
                          Cleans and washes up machine at the
                          end of the run




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      Unit and     Task         Observable behaviours in task           Industry requirements    Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
      element       No.                                                                                                                  behaviour       assessed
     covered in                                                                                                                          observed
        task
 ICPSU261A         7a     Offers initial assistance                    Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3                  Reports to appropriate personnel             Codes of practice
                          Obtains first aid/medical assistance         Workplace hazard
                                                                       policies and procedures
                          Identifies containment method for spill
                                                                       Workplace emergency
                          Complies with waste procedures and
                                                                       procedures
                          environmental regulations
                                                                       Material safety sheets
                          Uses safety clothing and equipment to
                          clean up area                                Good housekeeping
                          Reports and records the incident
                          Removes hazards i.e. Boxes
                          Uses equipment to carry heavy
                          materials/boxes
                          Provides instruction to other staff on OHS
                          issue

 ICPKN312A         7b     Displays knowledge of principles of OHS      Knowledge of laws and
                                                                       regulations
 2                        Displays knowledge of environmental
                          protection                                   Industry terminology
                          Display knowledge of relevant Acts and       Industry practices
                          Regulations

 ICPSU203A         7c     Cleans work area regularly                   Safe work practices
 1, 2, 3, 4               Removes potential hazards                    Standard operating
                                                                       procedures
                          Uses equipment to transfer or carry
                          materials                                    MSDS
                          Stores materials in appropriate location/s   Manufacturer‟s
                                                                       recommendations
                          Retrieves information as required
                                                                       Waste management
                          Handles liquid waste appropriately




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    Unit and       Task         Observable behaviours in task          Industry requirements   Assessor’s comments                     Indicate if       Date
    element         No.                                                                                                                behaviour       assessed
   covered in                                                                                                                          observed
      task
 ICPSU357A         7d     Completes changeover after clean up         Job instructions
 1, 2, 3                  Improves planning and preparation for       Production schedule
                          quick changeover procedures
                                                                      Standard operating
                          Improves OHS standards                      procedures
                          Trains staff in improved quick changeover   Machine manuals
                          procedures
                          Revises and documents existing
                          procedures




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                      SECTION E
           Resources for Practical
                  Tasks
You use this section to access any resources required by the candidate to undertake the practical
task/s or scenario/s. They are suggested resources only. You may wish to modify or use other
resources for the assessment tasks.




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Nil supplied




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                       SECTION F
            Third Party Verification
The preferred approach in gaining third party validation is to take the forms in this section to the
candidate‟s previous employers or referees to gain confirmation of the candidate‟s skills against
the required competencies. This would be done during a conversation or interview with these
people.

It may be beneficial to make contact with the employers/referees early in the recognition process to
make appointments, particularly if you have to travel some distance to visit them. This may be
done on the same day as a practical assessment in the workplace if appropriate.

It is recommended that verification be obtained from one or two referees who can confirm the
candidate‟s industry skills in context over time.




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                                       REFEREE TESTIMONIAL
(Date)


To whom it may concern,

RE:                                                           skills in/as
          (insert candidate name)                                                 (insert industry/job title)

I certify that the above named person has:

worked at                                                                for a period of               years

regularly undertaken the following activities within the workplace since commencing employment
with this organisation:

 Initial those skills/ competencies (below) that the candidate has or can successfully perform in the workplace

      follow OHS requirements
      identify workplace hazards and take appropriate actions
      set up and operate a lithographic press
      set up and operate a flexographic press
      set up and operate a press for relief printing
      make relief plates
      make photopolymer (flexographic) plates
      produce offset lithographic plates
      carried out quality inspections
      perform basic machine maintenance
      perform basic industry calculations
      use computer systems
      carry out quick changeover procedures
      communicate effectively in the workplace
      prepare and maintain work areas
      sound knowledge of printing machine
      prepare ink and additives

If you would like any further information or would like to discuss any of the above, I can be
contacted on

Yours sincerely



Signature
Print Name and Position




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                      SECTION G
                   Assessment Tables
You use these tables as a reference tool to see at a glance which units/elements of competency
are within the qualification.

Question numbers refer to those found in SECTION C of this kit.

Practical assessment/scenarios numbers refer to those found in SECTION D of this kit.

It is important to note that this section is used for validation purposes only. Any mapping should be
done after questions and tasks have been selected.




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Elements                     Performance Criteria                                                                                                                              Questions            Practical
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tasks

ICPSU216A Inspect quality against required standards
1. Carry out inspection of   1.1   Job is collected / received and inspected against job specifications according to enterprise standards and procedures                         C, 1, 2, 3          2, 3, 4, 5
   quality during job
                             1.2   Quality specifications and tolerances are understood                                                                                           C, 1, 3            2, 3, 4, 5
                             1.3   Variation to standards is monitored and corrective action taken to rectify the problem according to enterprise procedures                      C, 1, 3            2, 3, 4, 5
                             1.4   Inspection and testing procedures are applied at regular intervals to determine conformity with specifications and to minimise waste           C, 1, 3            2, 3, 4, 5
                             1.5   Unsatisfactory work is identified according to predetermined standards and enterprise procedures                                            C, E, 1, 3, 4         2, 3, 4, 5

2. Complete                  2.1   Documentation is accurately completed to meet required enterprise procedures                                                                   F, 1, 4            2, 3, 4, 5
   documentation
                             2.2   Problems and suggestions for improvement are documented and passed on to appropriate personnel                                                H, 1, 3, 4          2, 3, 4, 5

ICPSU261A Follow OHS practices and identify environmental hazards
1. Follow enterprise         1.1   Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to designated personnel according to enterprise procedures                                   5                  2-7
   procedures for hazard
   identification and risk   1.2   Enterprise procedures and work instructions for controlling risks are followed accurately                                                         5                  2-7
   control                   1.3   Enterprise procedures for dealing with accidents, fire and emergencies are followed whenever necessary within scope of                            5                  2-7
                                   responsibilities and competencies

2. Follow enterprise         2.1   Abnormal or unacceptable emission levels are recognised and reported according to enterprise procedures                                           5                  2-7
   procedures for the
   control of                2.2   Waste removal from work area complies with enterprise procedures and environmental regulations                                                  M, 5                 2-7
   environmental             2.3   Containment procedures are applied according to standard operating procedures where required                                                    M, 5                 2-7
   discharges / emissions
                             2.4   Correct safety procedures are followed and personal protective equipment used correctly                                                         M, 5                 2-7

3. Contribute to             3.1   OHS issues are raised with designated personnel according to enterprise procedures and relevant OHS legislation                                   6                  2-7
   participative
   arrangements for the      3.2   Contributions to OHS management in the workplace are made within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and                      6                  2-7
   management of OHS               competencies

ICPSU262A Communicate in the workplace
1. Convey and handle         1.1   Gather, record and convey simple and routine information in a workplace related context                                                        7, 9, 10              1A
   information
                             1.2   Personal interaction is courteous in a workplace related context                                                                               7, 9, 10              1A
                             1.3   Queries are made clearly and concisely in a workplace related context                                                                          7, 9, 10              1A
                             1.4   Correct procedures for location and storage of information are employed and the particular workplace practices are adhered to                A, 7, 9, 10             1A
                             1.5   Information is organised clearly, concisely and logically and complies with workplace practices                                                7, 9, 10              1A
                             1.6   Workplace documents are completed clearly and accurately within a specified time                                                               7, 9, 10              1A
                             1.7   Time is used efficiently in a workplace related context                                                                                        7, 9, 10              1A




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2. Give and follow simple   2.1   Safe work practices are incorporated in the instructions                                                                                            8, 9, 10            1A
   routine instructions
                            2.2   Instructions are accurate, clear, concise, comprehensive and are consistent with the skills of the receiver                                         8, 9, 10            1A
                            2.3   Appropriate methods of instruction are selected                                                                                                     8, 9, 10            1A
                            2.4   Interaction with others is efficient, effective, responsive, courteous and supportive                                                               8, 9, 10            1A
                            2.5   Prescribed sequences are adhered to in a workplace related context                                                                                  8, 9, 10            1A
                            2.6   Routine checking of own and others‟ performance is exercised                                                                                        8, 9, 10            1A
                            2.7   Task is carried out in a workplace related context                                                                                                  8, 9, 10            1A

3. Participate in small     3.1   Interaction is supportive, efficient, effective and courteous                                                                                       8, 9, 10            1A
   informal work groups
                            3.2   Participation in discussions takes place in a workplace related context                                                                             8, 9, 10            1A
                            3.3   Contributions are constructive in terms of the goal                                                                                                 8, 9, 10            1A
                            3.4   Group decisions are understood and confirmed                                                                                                        8, 9, 10            1A

4. Interact with clients    4.1   Interact with clients within, and external to, an organisation about simple routine matters                                                            7                1A
                            4.2   Interaction is consistent with the needs of the organisation and the organisation is presented in a positive and client-centred way                    7                1A
                            4.3   Correct forms of greeting, identification and address are used according to enterprise practices                                                       7                1A
                            4.4   The needs of the client are clarified and noted where appropriate                                                                                      7                1A
                            4.5   Referral processes are followed to establish contact between client and appropriate personnel                                                          7                1A
                            4.6   Discretion and confidentiality are exercised where appropriate                                                                                         7                1A
                            4.7   Appropriate follow-up steps are taken according to enterprise customer service practices                                                             7, 10              1A

ICPKN312A Apply knowledge of printing machining
1. Apply knowledge of       1.1   Printing industry terminology and vocabulary are used correctly and accurately                                                                      11, 12              1A
   printing industry
                            1.2   New technology and new work processes are monitored and implemented when required                                                                   11, 13              1A
                            1.3   Trends within the printing industry are monitored on an ongoing basis to inform personal work practices                                             11, 13              1A

2. Apply knowledge of       2.1   Basic principles and obligations involved in copyright, OHS, environmental protection, access and equity and industrial awards are                    11                7
   government acts and            understood in relation to the workplace
   regulations
                            2.2   The basic principles and obligations involved in copyright, OHS, environmental protection, access and equity and industrial awards are                11                7
                                  followed in personal work practices

3. Apply knowledge of       3.1   The basic principles behind the following pre-press functions: image production (typesetting, scanning, graphic arts camera), image                   11            1A, 2, 3, 4
   pre-press processes            combining (manual and electronic), image output (film, plates, direct to press) and digital workflow are understood and applied as
                                  required in the workplace
                            3.2   Different types of images (line, half-tone), digital and their use are understood and general strategies developed for printing                     11, 12          1A, 2, 3, 4

                            3.3   Different output settings eg screen rulings and angles, shapes, and how they affect final product are understood and general strategies             11, 12          1A, 2, 3, 4




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                                    developed for printing
                              3.4   The different types of output required for different printing processes are understood and general processes developed for printing                  11, 12         1A, 2, 3, 4

                              3.5   Different output devices eg film setters, plate setters, analogue proofs, digital proofs, are understood and general processes developed             11, 12         1A, 2, 3, 4
                                    for printing

4. Apply detailed             4.1   Principles of the following printing processes: lithography, relief, flexography, gravure, pad printing, screen printing, digital / electronic       11, 12            1A, 5
   knowledge of printing            printing are applied when using a selected printing process
   processes
                              4.2   The types of jobs and products for each process are considered to ensure appropriate choices are made to meet client needs                           11, 12            1A, 5
                              4.3   The capabilities and limitations of each process are considered when using a selected printing process                                               11, 12            1A, 5

5. Apply knowledge of         5.1   Basic characteristics of the following converting and finishing processes: guillotining, flat-bed and rotary cutting, collating, folding,            11, 12             1A
   converting and finishing         adhesive, mechanical and thermal fastening are taken into consideration when making print process decisions
   processes
                              5.2   The types of jobs and products for each process are considered to ensure appropriate choices are made to meet client needs                           11, 12             1A

6. Apply detailed             6.1   The range of substrates used for each printing process are taken into consideration when making print set-up decisions knowledge of                    11                5
   knowledge of                     substrates and inks
   substrates and inks
                              6.2   The relationship of different paper sizes is taken into consideration when making print set-up decisions                                               11                5
                              6.3   Different weights and callipers of substrates and how they affect printing operations are taken into consideration when making print set-              11                5
                                    up decisions
                              6.4   Paper grain and how it affects pre-press, printing and finishing operations are taken into consideration when making print set-up                      11                5
                                    decisions
                              6.5   Different properties of ink such as drying properties, fastness, gloss, and how they affect printing and finishing operations are taken into           11                5
                                    consideration when making print set-up decisions
                              6.6   Inks and coatings that are appropriate and those that are not appropriate for particular finishing processes are taken into consideration              11                5
                                    when making print set-up decisions

7. Apply detailed             7.1   Designs that are appropriate for different printing processes are understood and general strategies developed for printing                             11               1A
   knowledge of printing
   requirements for pre-      7.2   Criteria for evaluating suitability of pre-press outputs for printing processes are understood and general strategies developed for printing           11               1A
   press and finishing        7.3   Mechanisms and techniques for adjusting image registration and position are understood and general strategies developed for printing                   11               1A
   processes
                              7.4   Procedures for determining colour sequence are understood and general strategies developed for printing                                                11               1A
                              7.5   Adjustments that can be made so that product matches approved proof are understood and general strategies developed for printing                       11               1A
                              7.6   Criteria for determining impositions and image placements for converting, binding and finishing operations are understood and general                  11               1A
                                    strategies developed for printing

8. Apply basic knowledge      8.1   Colour theory of additive colours (light), RGB, is understood and used to inform printing decisions                                                    11                5
   of colour theory
                              8.2   Colour theory of subtractive colours (pigments), CMYK, is understood and used to inform printing decisions                                             11                5
                              8.3   Relationship between ranges of visual colour RGB and CMYK is understood and used to inform printing decisions                                          11                5
                              8.4   Relationship between hue, greyness and substrate for tone and colour correction is understood and used to inform printing decisions                    11                5




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                            8.5   Colour matching conditions and colour matching systems are understood and used to inform printing decisions                                      11                5

9. Apply basic knowledge    9.1   The main cost elements (fixed, capital and variable) in printing production are understood and used to inform printing decisions               11, 12             1A
   of costs of production
                            9.2   The information required to accurately cost jobs and the means of collecting it (manual and computerised) are applied to work practices          11               1A
                            9.3   Ways of minimising use of materials without affecting the quality of output is understood and used to inform printing processes                  11               1A
                            9.4   Ways of maximising efficiency of capital and human resources are understood and used to inform printing processes                                11               1A

10. Apply basic             10.1 The types of information that need to be exchanged between different stages of production to facilitate production efficiency are                 12                5
  knowledge of                   understood and used to inform personal work practices
  production
  management                10.2 Systems (manual and computerised) that can be used to exchange information are understood and used in the workplace                               12                5
  requirements and          10.3 The basic principles of efficient production management are understood and used to inform personal work practices                                 12                5
  systems

ICPSU201A Prepare, load and unload reels and cores on and off machine
1. Prepare reels and        1.1   Faulty material is visually identified and removed according to enterprise procedures                                                            14                5
   cores
                            1.2   Substrate is positioned in correct unwind direction                                                                                             14, B              5
                            1.3   Substrate is spliced / joined according to job requirements                                                                                      14                5
                            1.4   Reel cores are selected or prepared to meet OHS requirements and job specifications                                                            14, 15              5

2. Load reels and cores     2.1   Reels are loaded according to OHS requirements and manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and specifications                              14, 15, 16, B          5
   onto machine
                            2.2   Reel cores are loaded to meet job specifications                                                                                              14, 15, B            5
                            2.3   Area around machine is cleaned during and on completion of loading                                                                               14                5

3. Unload reels off         3.1   Reels are unloaded according to OHS requirements and manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and specifications                            14, 15, 16, B          5
   machine
                            3.2   Reels are prepared (stripped, stacked, wrapped, labelled) for next process according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and          14, 15, B            5
                                  specifications
                            3.3   Reels are stored according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and specifications                                                        14                5




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ICPSU202A Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
1. Prepare product         1.1   Job sheets or equivalent are interpreted correctly                                                                                                   A                 5
                           1.2   Product is located and prepared to meet job specifications                                                                                           B                 5
                           1.3   Product is positioned correctly to the machine to meet job specifications                                                                          18, B               5
                           1.4   Faulty product is visually identified and removed according to OHS requirements and enterprise procedures                                           18                 5

2. Load product onto       2.1   Product is loaded according to OHS requirements and manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and specifications                                 18, 19, 20             5
   machine
                           2.2   Area around machine is cleaned during and on completion of loading                                                                                18, 20               5

3. Unload product off      3.1   Product is unloaded according to OHS requirements and manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and specifications                                   18                 5
   machine
                           3.2   Product is prepared (hand-stripped, stacked, wrapped, labelled) for next process according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise                         18                 5
                                 procedures and specifications
                           3.3   Product is stored according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures and specifications                                                          18                 5

ICPSU203A Prepare and maintain the work area
1. Perform general         1.1   Requirements for cleaning duties are identified                                                                                                    21, K            2, 4, 7
   cleaning duties
                           1.2   Personal safety equipment, where needed, is selected and used according to OHS and enterprise procedures                                           21, K            2, 4, 7
                           1.3   Appropriate cleaning equipment and chemicals / detergents for specific tasks are determined, prepared and mixed to manufacturer‟s                  21, K            2, 4, 7
                                 specifications and OHS procedures
                           1.4   Procedures for handling, storage and correct disposal of cleaning liquids are carried out according to enterprise, OHS and EPA                     21, K            2, 4, 7
                                 specifications
                           1.5   Cleaning is carried out to OHS and enterprise requirements                                                                                         21, K            2, 4, 7

2. Maintain supplies of    2.1   Requests are received, where relevant, and tasks are confirmed and organised according to specific procedures materials                             22              2, 4, 7
   materials
                           2.2   Tools and equipment are identified, stored and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations to ensure ease of access and                  22              2, 4, 7
                                 operator safety
                           2.3   Appropriate equipment for transferring material or equipment is identified and organised, where relevant                                            22              2, 4, 7
                           2.4   Material or equipment is loaded and unloaded using suitable equipment (other than forklift) according to materials handling                         22              2, 4, 7
                                 requirements, safe work practices and correct manual handling techniques
                           2.5   Material is transferred to correct destination in a safe manner                                                                                     22              2, 4, 7

3. Store and retrieve      3.1   Inventory control procedures are followed to ensure correct filing and retrieval of artwork, information, used plates and film artwork,             23             2, 3, 4, 7
   artwork, information,         information, used plates and film
   used plates and film
                           3.2   Artwork and other materials are stored and retrieved according to enterprise procedures to ensure preservation                                      23             2, 3, 4, 7

4. Handle chemicals and    4.1   Material safety data sheets are used to identify safe chemical handling procedures                                                             5, 6, 21, K, M       2, 4, 7
   liquid waste
                           4.2   Chemicals and liquid waste are handled according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise OHS requirements                              5, 6, 21, K, M       2, 4, 7




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                             4.3   The correct procedure for dealing with spilt chemicals is demonstrated according to OHS requirements                                         5, 6, 21, K, M       2, 4, 7

ICPSU207A Prepare machine for operations (basic)
1. Prepare or set up         1.1   Job sheets or equivalent instructions are interpreted correctly                                                                                    A                5
   substrates (or loads)
                             1.2   Product is located, checked and prepared to meet job specifications according to established enterprise procedures and OHS                         B                5
                                   procedures
                             1.3   Faulty material is visually identified and removed according to established enterprise procedures and OHS procedures                            3, 4, B             5

2. Set up reel systems       2.1   Unwind reel is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                                     24, 26              5
   (OR Element 3)
                             2.2   Webbing procedures are carried out according to enterprise procedures                                                                           24, 26              5
                             2.3   Web-control system is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                              24, 26              5
                             2.4   Reels are spliced / joined to suit job requirements                                                                                             24, 26              5
                             2.5   Rewind reel is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                                     24, 26              5
                             2.6   Folder is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                                          24, 26              5
                             2.7   Sheeter is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                                         24, 26              5
                             2.8   Readiness of transport and delivery systems is reported according to enterprise procedures for final adjustments by designated person          F, 24, 26            5

2. Set up sheet or product   3.1   Feeder is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                                          24, 26              5
   systems (OR Element
   2)                        3.2   Sheet / product pick-up and transportation system is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                               24, 26              5
                             3.3   Transfer systems are set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                               24, 26              5
                             3.4   Delivery is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                                                        24, 26              5
                             3.5   Product is removed from process according to job instructions                                                                                   24, 26              5
                             3.6   Sheet / product transfer and control system is set up and adjusted to suit job requirements                                                     24, 26              5
                             3.7   Readiness of transport and delivery systems is reported according to enterprise procedures for final adjustments by designated person,         F, 24, 26            5
                                   if required

4. Prepare machine           4.1   Machine is set up according to job instructions                                                                                                 24, 26              5
                             4.2   Inks, glues, liquid and or other materials are loaded as required according to manufacturer‟s instructions and enterprise procedures            24, 26              5
                             4.3   Plates, cutting or other devices are installed as required according to manufacturer‟s instructions and enterprise procedures                   24, 26              5
                             4.4   Registration, alignment or centering is confirmed according to machine manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions and enterprise                  24, 26              5
                                   procedures
                             4.5   Machine is run through cycle at the same time ensuring that the substrate / product is positioned properly and that the process is being        24, 26              5
                                   performed according to established workplace and OHS procedures
                             4.6   Readiness of machine is reported according to enterprise procedures for final adjustments & proofing by designated person, if required          24, 26              5

5. Conduct shutdown of       5.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                        I, J              5




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  production process       5.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers, if required, and in compliance with OHS requirements                                   9, I, J            5
                           5.3   Unused materials are stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                     I, J              5
                           5.4   Used plates, cutting and other devices are removed and stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s specifications and enterprise              I, J              5
                                 procedures
                           5.5   All product is removed from operating area according to enterprise procedures and OHS standards                                                 25, I, J            5

                           5.6   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                              F, I, J            5

                           5.7   Repair / adjustment is verified prior to resumption of operations                                                                                 I, J              5

6. Clean and wash up       6.1   Machine sections, as relevant to process, are cleaned ready for next run                                                                           K                5
   machine at end of run
                           6.2   Inking / gluing / coating system, if used in process, is washed up ready for next run, and waste is disposed of according to enterprise            K                5
                                 and regulatory requirements
                           6.3   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing / coating units are cleaned ready for next run                                                 K                5
                           6.4   Feed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                            K                5

ICPSU208A Operate and monitor machines (basic)
1. Operate and monitor     1.1   Job sheets or equivalent instructions are interpreted correctly                                                                                27, 28, A            5
   reel systems or
   (element 2)             1.2   Reel stand is monitored and adjusted to ensure efficient continuous operation according to job instructions                                   27, 28, 29            5
                           1.3   Web control system is monitored and minor adjustments made to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the               27, 28, 29            5
                                 web for efficient
                           1.4   Substrate is added to process according to job instructions                                                                                     27, 28              5

                           1.5   Reel rewind section is monitored and minor adjustments made to maintain correct tension and to ensure no marks, blemishes or                    27, 28              5
                                 damage to finished product
                           1.6   Substrate is removed from process according to job instructions                                                                                 27, 28              5
                           1.7   Sheeting section is monitored and minor adjustments made to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                       27, 28              5
                           1.8   Need for major adjustments to process are identified and reported according to company operating procedure to designated person               27, 28, 29            5




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2. Operate and monitor     2.1   Job sheets or equivalent instructions are interpreted correctly                                                                               A, 27, 28            5
   sheet or product
   systems (OR Element     2.2   Feeder is monitored and minor adjustments made to ensure continuous and efficient feeding to machine                                           27, 28              5
   1)                      2.3   Sheet or product pick-up and transport system is monitored and minor adjustments made to ensure accurate and continuous sheet or               27, 28              5
                                 product handling and efficient operation
                           2.4   Transfer systems are monitored and minor adjustments made to ensure correct and continuous sheet or product handling and efficient             27, 28              5
                                 operation
                           2.5   Product is added to process according to job instructions                                                                                      27, 28              5
                           2.6   Delivery is monitored and minor adjustments made to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                            27, 28, 29            5
                           2.7   Need for major adjustments to process are identified and reported according to company operating procedures to designated person            F, 27, 28, 29          5

3. Maintain and monitor    3.1   Production process is operated and monitored in association with fellow workers and according to company specifications and planned           9, 27, 29            5
   production process            daily schedule
                           3.2   Product is monitored and minor adjustments are made to ensure quality of output is maintained                                                  27, 29              5
                           3.3   Need for major adjustments to process are identified and reported according to operating procedure to other appropriate worker                 27, 29              5
                           3.4   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                  27, 29              5
                           3.5   Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                              L, M               5

4. Conduct shutdown of     4.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                       I, J              5
   production process
                           4.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                9, I, J            5
                           4.3   Unused materials are stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and company operating procedures                                 I, J              5
                           4.4   Used plates, cutting and other devices are removed and stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and company                    I, J              5
                                 operating procedures
                           4.5   All product is removed from operating area according to enterprise procedures and OHS standards                                                  I, J              5
                           4.6   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported, according to enterprise procedures to designated person                            F, I, J            5
                           4.7   Repair / adjustment is verified prior to resumption of operations                                                                                I, J              5

5. Clean and wash up       5.1   Machine units, as relevant to process, are cleaned ready for next run                                                                             K                5
   machine at end of run
                           5.2   Inking / gluing / coating system, if used in process, is washed up ready for next run, and waste is disposed of according to company and          K                5
                                 regulatory requirements
                           5.3   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing / coating units are cleaned ready for next run                                                K                5

                           5.4   Feed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                           K                5




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ICPSU211A Prepare ink and additives
1. Select ink                1.1   Inks, dyes and additives are selected according to job specifications                                                                      30, 31, 32, 34, A        5
                             1.2   Quality and suitability of inks, dyes or additives are checked and appropriate action is taken                                               2, 31, 32, 34          5
                             1.3   Inks and dyes are selected according to suitability of substrate, adhesion, physical and chemical resistance, and light fastness, drying      31, 32, 34            5
                                   method and print process

2. Prepare ink               2.1   Inks, dyes and additives are prepared according to OHS requirements, and manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions with suitable             30, 33, 34, L M         5
                                   precautions to minimise waste
                             2.2   Correct colour and weight / volume of ink are mixed and prepared to match the requirements of the job specifications and the printing         30, 33, 34            5
                                   press to be used
                             2.3   Formulation of the ink and the approved colour is appropriately recorded                                                                     30, 33, 34, F          5

3. Store and handle ink      3.1   Inks, dyes and additives are appropriately stored, handled and labelled according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions to prevent          34                5
                                   damage and hazards to personnel

ICPSU224A Perform basic machine maintenance
1. Carry out minor routine   1.1   Unwind unit is cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating                 35, 36, 37, K          5
   maintenance and                 procedures
   programmed cleaning
   of reel handling system   1.2   Web control devices are cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard                  35, 36, 37, K          5
                                   operating procedures
                             1.3   Rewind unit is cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating                 35, 36, 37, K          5
                                   procedures
                             1.4   Folding unit is cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating                35, 36, 37, K          5
                                   procedures
                             1.5   Sheeting unit is cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating               35, 36, 37, K          5
                                   procedures
                             1.6   Basic maintenance is carried out according to OHS requirements                                                                                35, 36, 37            5

2. Carry out minor routine   2.1   Feeder is cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating                        35, 36, K            5
   maintenance and                 procedures
   programmed cleaning
   of sheet or object        2.2   Lays and transfer gripper system are cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise                35, 36, K            5
   handling systems                standard operating procedures
                             2.3   Delivery is cleaned, checked and lubricated according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating                      35, 36, K            5
                                   procedures
                             2.4   Basic maintenance is carried out according to OHS requirements                                                                                  35, 36              5

3. Carry out minor routine   3.1   Cylinder / screen / plate and roller surfaces, safety devices, gears and bearings are checked, lubricated and maintained according to        35, 36, 38, K          5
   maintenance and                 manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating procedures
   programmed cleaning
                             3.2   Ink distribution system components are checked, lubricated, maintained and replaced according to manufacturer‟s recommendations              35, 36, 38, K          5




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  of printing units                   and enterprise standard operating procedures
                                3.3   Various print control devices are checked, lubricated and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise              35, 36, 38, K          5
                                      standard operating procedures
                                3.4   Basic maintenance is carried out according to OHS requirements                                                                                35, 36, 38            5

4. Carry out minor routine      4.1   Cutting devices and knives are checked, lubricated, maintained and replaced according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and                    35, 36, K            5
   maintenance and                    enterprise standard operating procedures
   programmed cleaning
   of cutting units             4.2   Machine bed is checked and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating procedures                 35, 36, K            5
                                4.3   Basic maintenance is carried out according to OHS requirements                                                                                  35, 36              5

5. Carry out minor routine      5.1   Folding / collating system components are checked, lubricated and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and                   35, 36, K            5
   maintenance and                    enterprise standard operating procedures
   programmed cleaning
   of folding/collating units   5.2   Machine bed is checked and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating procedures                 35, 36, K            5
                                5.3   Basic maintenance is carried out according to OHS requirements                                                                                  35, 36              5

6. Carry out minor routine      6.1   Adhesive and mechanical fastening components are checked, lubricated and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations                35, 36, K            5
   maintenance and                    and enterprise standard
   programmed cleaning
   of fastening units           6.2   Machine bed is checked and maintained according to manufacturer‟s recommendations and enterprise standard operating procedures                 35, 36, K            5
                                6.3   Basic maintenance is carried out according to OHS requirements                                                                                  35, 36              5

ICPSU263A Perform basic industry calculations
1. Calculate costs and          1.1   Additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions of costs and dimensions are correctly calculated                                           39               1A
   dimensions
                                1.2   Material and time costs are correctly calculated for the elements of a brief                                                                      39               1A
                                1.3   Percentages of cost and time are correctly calculated to fulfil the requirements of a brief                                                       39               1A
                                1.4   Results of calculations are correctly recorded                                                                                                    39               1A

2. Calculate area, density      2.1   The density and / or volume of fluids and colours are correctly calculated and applied                                                            39               1A
   and volume
                                2.2   Percentages of densities and volumes are correctly calculated to fulfil the requirements of a brief                                               39               1A

3. Use basic measuring          3.1   Appropriate measuring tools are selected and used correctly and accurately                                                                      39, 40             1A
   tools and apply results
   of measurement               3.2   Measurements are correctly interpreted and used in appropriate calculations                                                                     39, 40             1A

ICPSU281A Use computer systems
1. Use a stand alone            1.1   Correct posture at the keyboard is adopted according to OHS                                                                                       41               1B
   computer/terminal
   correctly                    1.2   Data is correctly accessed to ensure no loss of data                                                                                              42               1B
                                1.3   Data is manipulated correctly to ensure access, retrieval and storage of data                                                                     42               1B
                                1.4   Keyboarding technique is safe and meets the speed requirements of the job, if necessary                                                           42               1B




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2. Perform computer /       2.1   Data is accessed, saved and retrieved for reference and for amendment                                                                           42               1B
   terminal functions
                            2.2   The appropriate program is selected for the job to be undertaken                                                                                42               1B
                            2.3   Mouse and / or keyboard functions are used correctly to operate the computer system                                                             42               1B
                            2.4   Features of applications are used correctly to deliver a specified output                                                                       42               1B
                            2.5   Data is saved in correct format and file location                                                                                               42               1B
                            2.6   Master pages, templates and style sheets, as appropriate, are used consistently to ensure data is the same after exchange or transfer           42               1B

ICPSU357A Apply quick changeover procedures
1. Prepare for changeover   1.1   Timing of changeover is determined according to production schedule                                                                       B, 43, 44, 45, N        7
                            1.2   All required tools / parts / materials are obtained for changeover                                                                         B, 43, 44, 45          7
                            1.3   Process and tools / parts / materials are organised ready for changeover                                                                   B, 43, 44, 45          7
                            1.4   Liaison with relevant people is conducted for quick changeover                                                                            8, 9, 43, 44, 45        7

2. Make quick changeover    2.1   Quick changeover is planned according to quick changeover principles                                                                       B, 43, 44, 45          7
                            2.2   Changeover is completed according to enterprise procedures                                                                                  43, 44, 45            7
                            2.3   Output is checked to meet specifications                                                                                                  2, 3, 43, 44, 45        7
                            2.4   Any steps which cause a problem are noted and changes recommended to problematic steps                                                     43, 44, 45, F          7

3. Improve OHS              3.1   Hazards in all steps/actions are identified                                                                                                    5, 43              7
                            3.2   Risks from each hazard are determined                                                                                                         5, 6, 43            7
                            3.3   Actions which may be performed in a more ergonomic manner are identified                                                                      5, 6, 43            7
                            3.4   Changes are recommended to improve OHS                                                                                                        5, 6, 43            7




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ICPPP267A Produce offset lithographic plates
1. Select and prepare     1.1   The job specifications are interpreted to determine the appropriate type and size of plate for the job                                             A                4
   plate
                          1.2   The plate is selected to deliver the quality of output required by the job brief                                                                   A                4
                          1.3   Plate is prepared to accommodate printing machine plate positioning requirements                                                                   A                4

2. Expose the plate       2.1   The work area is tidied and cleaned to ensure quality of output                                                                                 80, 82              4
                          2.2   Film is correctly positioned on the plate according to job specification                                                                        80, 82              4
                          2.3   The correct exposure unit is selected to deliver the required output                                                                            80, 82              4
                          2.4   Exposure control is correctly established utilising a quality control step wedge                                                                80, 82              4
                          2.5   Exposure and vacuum frame are maintained according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                             80, 82              4

3. Process the plate      3.1   The plate processing unit is maintained according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                                80                4
                          3.2   The plate is processed according to plate manufacturer‟s specifications                                                                           80                4

4. Post-treat the plate   4.1   The plate is checked for quality of outcome and analysed for conformance to job specifications                                                  80, 81              4
                          4.2   Changes to the plate image are carried out correctly to ensure the standard of output required by the job brief                                 80, 81              4
                          4.3   The plate is chemically treated and / or baked according to job specifications                                                                  80, 81              4
                          4.4   The plate is prepared for storage prior to printing according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                  80, 81              4

ICPPP268A Make photopolymer plates (flexographic)
1. Select the plate       1.1   Job specifications are interpreted to ensure appropriate plate selection                                                                         49, A              2
                          1.2   The correct plate is selected according to the printing requirements and job specifications                                                      49, B              2

2. Pre-plan the process   2.1   Film negatives are checked for conformance with job specifications                                                                               49, B              2
                          2.2   Any extra exposure masking is planned by examining the film                                                                                      49, B              2
                          2.3   Appropriate exposure masks are cut                                                                                                               49, B              2
                          2.4   The appropriate amount of plate material is calculated to ensure economical use                                                                  49, B              2

3. Expose the plate       3.1   Exposure is determined by using step wedges and depth gauge to establish the correct front and back exposure time                            49, 50, 52, 53         2
                          3.2   The plate is exposed according to job specification                                                                                          49, 50, 52, 53         2
                          3.3   The exposure unit and vacuum frame are maintained according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                 49, 50, 52, 53         2

4. Develop the plate      4.1   The chemistry balance is maintained according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                               49, 50, 52, 53         2
                          4.2   The washout unit is maintained according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                                    49, 50, 52, 53         2
                          4.3   The plate is washed out to pre-determined depth that has been pre-set by front and back exposures                                            49, 50, 52, 53         2




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5. Finish the plate         5.1   The plate is dried in a drying oven at a temperature and time according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                      49, 50, 52, 53         2
                            5.2   The back of the plate is cleaned                                                                                                              49, 50, 52, 53         2
                            5.3   The plate is post-exposed according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                                          49, 50, 52, 53         2
                            5.4   The plate is light finished according to manufacturer‟s specifications                                                                        49, 50, 52, 53         2
                            5.5   OHS procedures are observed to ensure a safe working environment when making plates                                                           49, 50, 52, 53         2

6. Establish and maintain   6.1   A chemical register is established to identify and describe the purpose of each chemical and to ensure finished plates meet set                   49, F              2
   a chemical register            specifications
                            6.2   All chemicals used in the workplace are identified and registered correctly according to safe working practices                                   49, F              2

ICPPR214A Produce basic flexographic printed product
1. Maintain routine         1.1   Reel stand and rewind sections are monitored and adjusted to ensure efficient continuous operation and maintain correct tension and to             55                5
   operation of reel              ensure no marks, blemishes or damage to finished product
   system (OR Element 2)
                            1.2   Web control system is monitored and adjusted to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the web for efficient                55                5
                                  operation
                            1.3   Substrate is added and removed to process according to job instructions                                                                            55                5
                            1.4   Sheeting action is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                                    1, 2, 3, 4, 55         5
                            1.5   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product without set-off or marking meets the       1, 2, 3, 4, 55         5
                                  standard of approved proof

2. Maintain routine         2.1   Feeder and delivery are monitored and adjusted to ensure continuous and efficient feeding and delivery to and from machine                         55                5
   operation of sheet
   system (OR Element 1)    2.2   Sheet pick-up and transport system is monitored and adjusted to ensure accurate and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation              55                5
                            2.3   Transfer systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure correct and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation                                55                5
                            2.4   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved                  55                5
                                  proof
                            2.5   Substrate is added to process according to job instructions                                                                                        55                5

3. Maintain basic           3.1   Flexographic plate and plate cylinder or sleeve condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the        56, 58, 59, 60         5
   flexographic printing          standard of the approved proof
   process
                            3.2   Flexographic impression roller condition is monitored to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof           56, 58, 59, 60         5
                            3.3   Flexographic inking system and doctor blade are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of             56, 58, 59, 60         5
                                  approved proof
                            3.4   Drying systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof                           56, 58, 59, 60         5
                            3.5   Basic in-line printing / converting / binding / finishing process(es) are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets   56, 58, 59, 60         5
                                  the standard of approved proof

4. Maintain basic           4.1   Production process is operated in association with fellow workers and according to enterprise procedures and planned daily schedule           56, 58, 59, 60         5
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  process                    4.2   Production is maintained according to OHS requirements, manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                               56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.3   Manual and / or automatic control is used according to job specifications                                                                     56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.4   Performance is monitored and verified using the process control system according to enterprise procedures                                     56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.5   Ink performance, colour, register and position of print are monitored and adjusted throughout production run                                  56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.6   Production difficulties are anticipated and preventive action is taken to prevent occurrence by timely intervention                           56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.7   Process adjustments to eliminate problems are reported according to enterprise procedures                                                     56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.8   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                 56, 58, 59, 60         5
                             4.9   Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                            56, 58, 59, 60         5

5. Identify and rectify      5.1   Problem in flexographic machine operation is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                            4, F              5
   faults
                             5.2   Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator‟s skill level                             4                5
                             5.3   Flexographic machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation                                                                              3, 4              5
                             5.4   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                                4, F              5

6. Conduct shutdown of       6.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                         I, J              5
   production process
                             6.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                  9, I, J            5
                             6.3   Reels and cores are removed from press if web-fed                                                                                                  I, J              5
                             6.4   Unused ink is drained back to containers and correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer‟s / suppliers specifications and            34, I, J            5
                                   enterprise procedures
                             6.5   Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory                          L                5
                                   requirements and enterprise procedures
                             6.6   All product is removed from operating area                                                                                                         I, J              5

7. Clean and wash up         7.1   Cylinders or sleeves, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run                                                                      K                5
   printing machine at end
   of print run              7.2   Inking rollers and doctor blades or chamber blade systems are cleaned with correct solvents according to OHS guidelines                             K                5
                             7.3   Ink pumps, tanks and hoses are cleaned correctly                                                                                                    K                5
                             7.4   Impression rollers / central impression and press rollers are cleaned                                                                               K                5
                             7.5   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing units are cleaned ready for next run                                                            K                5
                             7.6   Reel of sheet-feed transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                K                5
                             7.7   Press is lubricated and protected according to duration of shutdown                                                                                 K                5
                             7.8   Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures                                        F, K               5

ICPPR313A Set up for basic flexographic printing
1. Confirm routine job       1.1   Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system                                                       A                5
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                             1.2   Set-up is carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage                                                                             A, L                5
                             1.3   Availability of all job related components is checked                                                                                              A                 5
                             1.4   Proofed job is checked for conformance with job specifications                                                                                     A                 5

2. Set up routine reel       2.1   Reels are checked for treatment levels, coatings, printing side and age of product system                                                       61, 66               5
   system (OR Element 3)
                             2.2   Unwind reels are secured on reel shaft according to job specifications                                                                          61, 66               5
                             2.3   Reels are correctly positioned on unwind stand according to job specifications                                                                  61, 66               5
                             2.4   Correctly cut cores are positioned and mounted securely on rewind shafts                                                                        61, 66               5
                             2.5   Press is webbed for single-sided surface print according to job specifications                                                                  61, 66               5
                             2.6   Edge guide is centred and set according to job specifications                                                                                   61, 66               5
                             2.7   Unwind tension is set to suit substrate according to job specifications                                                                         61, 66               5
                             2.8   Rewind tension is set to suit substrate according to job specifications                                                                         61, 66               5
                             2.9   Nip rollers are set according to job specifications                                                                                             61, 66               5
                             2.10 PIV (Positively Infinitely Variable) drive is set for appropriate tensioning of substrate                                                        61, 66               5

3. Set up routine reel       3.1   Feeder is set up and adjusted according to job specifications system                                                                            61, 66               5
   system (OR Element 2)
                             3.2   Sheet pick-up and transportation system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                  61, 66               5
                             3.3   Transfer systems are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                        61, 66               5
                             3.4   Delivery is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                                 61, 66               5
                             3.5   Substrate is removed from stacker according to job specifications                                                                               61, 66               5
                             3.6   Sheet transfer and control system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                        61, 66               5
                             3.7   Set off / marking prevention devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                    61, 66               5

4. Select and prepare inks   4.1   Inks and solvents are selected according to routine job specifications and end-user requirements                                               30-34, 61             5
   and solvents
                             4.2   Quality and suitability of inks and solvents are checked and appropriate action is taken                                                     2, 30-34, 61            5
                             4.3   Inks and solvents are prepared according to OHS requirements, and manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions with suitable precautions to     30-34, L, M, 61          5
                                   minimise waste
                             4.4   Correct colour and weight / volume of ink are mixed and viscosities checked and modified according to press requirements and routine           30-34, 61             5
                                   job specifications
                             4.5   Ink formula and approved colour draw downs appropriately recorded                                                                            30-34, 61, F            5
                             4.6   Inks and solvents are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions and the relevant         34, 61               5
                                   hazardous liquids storage regulations

5. Set up machine for        5.1   Flexographic plate cylinders are installed and register adjustments centred OR                                                                    62                 5
   basic fleoxgraphic
   printing                  5.2   Sleeves are installed in press and register adjustments made OR                                                                                   62                 5




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                              5.3   Plate mounting sheets are mounted on cylinders in press and register adjustments made                                                                  62                5
                              5.4   Plate cylinders are gauged up or pre-set to impression                                                                                                 62                5
                              5.5   Inking system is set up and roller nips / blades are set correctly                                                                                   62, 63              5
                              5.6   Ink circulation is maintained at correct level and flow for machine requirements                                                                     62, 63              5
                              5.7   Viscosities are adjusted according to job specifications                                                                                             62, 63              5
                              5.8   Air volume and drier temperatures or curing systems are selected to suit inks, substrate, solvents and according to job specifications               62, 63              5
                              5.9   Air volume is adjusted between colours to maximise drying and minimise air overspill                                                                 62, 63              5

6. Set up in-line units for   6.1   Minor in-line printing / converting / binding units are set up for basic process(es) and adjusted to suit machine requirements and job               62, 63              5
   basic process(es)                specifications
                              6.2   Assistance is given in the set-up of major in-line printing / converting / binding units. (Note: if entire set-up is done refer to appropriate       62, 63              5
                                    Set up competency standards.)

7. Conduct proof run          7.1   Material to be used for proof is organised correctly                                                                                             64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.2   Press is set up and operated according to OHS guidelines                                                                                         64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.3   Print impressions are set to minimum kiss impression                                                                                             64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.4   Web tensions are correctly set at unwind, between stations and rewind                                                                            64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.5   The print is checked for register                                                                                                                64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.6   Drying is checked as sufficient to key ink to the substrate                                                                                      64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.7   The viscosities are adjusted to obtain the correct colour at proof speed and checked against colour matching system                              64, 65, C, D, E         5
                              7.8   The substrate is checked against job specifications                                                                                              64, 65, C, D, E         5

8. Organise proof             8.1   Proof is visually inspected and / or tested or laboratory testing is organised according to enterprise procedures inspection and / or            64, 65, C, D, E         5
   inspection and / or              testing
   testing
                              8.2   Production does not commence without client approval or authority where appropriate                                                              64, 65, C, D, E         5

9. Readjust settings to       9.1   Production speed print results are interpreted and appropriate adjustments are made to press, ink and substrate settings                                E                5
   production speed
                              9.2   Adjustments are made according to product specifications and press performance                                                                          E                5
                              9.3   Web is spliced at production speed and further samples are obtained for quality inspections at appropriate intervals                                    E                5
                              9.4   Press setting is documented and samples are retained                                                                                                    F                5

ICPPR314A Produce complex flexographic printed product
1. Maintain non-routine       1.1   Reel stand is monitored and adjusted to ensure efficient continuous operation operation of reel                                                        55                6
   operation of reel
   transportation system      1.2   Web control system is monitored and adjusted to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the web for efficient                    55                6
                                    operation
                              1.3   Substrate is added to process according to job instructions                                                                                           55, A              6




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2. Maintain non-routine    2.1   Reel rewind section is monitored and adjusted to maintain correct tension and to ensure no marks, blemishes or damage to finished                    55               6
   operation of reel
   delivery system         2.2   Substrate is removed from process according to non-routine job instructions                                                                        55, A              6
                           2.3   Sheeting section is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                                    1, 2, 3, 4, 55         6
                           2.4   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product without set-off or marking meets the        1, 2, 3, 4, 55         6
                                 standard of approved proof

3. Maintain complex        3.1   Flexographic plate and plate cylinder or sleeve condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the         56, 58, 59, 60         6
   flexographic printing         standard of the approved proof
   process
                           3.2   Flexographic impression roller condition is monitored to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof            56, 58, 59, 60         6

                           3.3   Flexographic inking system and doctor blade condition are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the                56, 58, 59, 60         6
                                 standard of approved proof
                           3.4   Drying systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof                            56, 58, 59, 60         6
                           3.5   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing processes are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of product meets the standard of    56, 58, 59, 60         6
                                 the approved proof

4. Maintain non-routine    4.1   Production process is operated in association with fellow workers and according to company specifications and planned daily schedule           56, 58, 59, 60         6
   production process
                           4.2   Production is maintained within OHS requirements and company and manufacturer‟s specifications                                                 56, 58, 59, 60         6
                           4.3   Manual and / or automatic control is used as per specification                                                                                 56, 58, 59, 60         6
                           4.4   Performance is monitored and verified using the process control system according to enterprise procedures                                      56, 58, 59, 60         6
                           4.5   Ink performance, colour, register and position of print are monitored and adjusted throughout production run                                   56, 58, 59, 60         6
                           4.6   Production difficulties are anticipated and preventive action is taken to prevent occurrence by timely intervention                            56, 58, 59, 60         6
                           4.7   Process adjustments to eliminate problems are reported according to enterprise procedures                                                     F, 56, 58, 59, 60       6



                           4.8   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                 4, F, 56, 58, 59,       6
                                                                                                                                                                                      60

                           4.9   Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                            56, 58, 59, 60, L       6

5. Identify and rectify    5.1   Problem in flexographic machine is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                     F, 4, 57            6
   faults
                           5.2   Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator‟s skill level                            4, 57              6
                           5.3   Flexographic machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation                                                                                57               6
                           5.4   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                               4, F, 57            6

6. Conduct shutdown of     6.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                          I, J              6
   production process
                           6.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                   9, I, J            6
                           6.3   Reels and cores are removed from press                                                                                                              I, J              6




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                             6.4   Unused ink is drained back to containers and correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and              34, I, J            6
                                   enterprise procedures
                             6.5   Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory                        I, J              6
                                   requirements and enterprise procedures
                             6.6   All product is removed from operating area                                                                                                        I, J              6

7. Clean and wash up         7.1   Cylinders or sleeves, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run                                                                     K                6
   printing machine at end
   of print run              7.2   Inking rollers and doctor blades or chamber blade systems are cleaned with correct solvents according to OHS guidelines                            K                6
                             7.3   Ink pumps, tanks and hoses are cleaned correctly                                                                                                   K                6
                             7.4   Impression rollers / central impression and press rollers are cleaned                                                                              K                6
                             7.5   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing units are cleaned ready for next run                                                           K                6
                             7.6   Reel feed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                       K                6
                             7.7   Press is lubricated and protected according to duration of shutdown                                                                                K                6
                             7.8   Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures                                         F                6

ICPPR232A Produce basic lithographic printed product
1. Maintain routine          1.1   Reel stand and rewind section are is monitored and adjusted to maintain correct tension and to ensure no marks or blemishes to                    67                5
   operation of reel               finished product and to ensure efficient continuous operation
   system (OR Element2)
                             1.2   Web control system is monitored and adjusted to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the web for efficient               67                5
                                   operation
                             1.3   Substrate is added to and removed from process according to job instructions                                                                      67                5
                             1.4   Sheeting section is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                                       67                5

2. Maintain routine          2.1   Feeder and delivery sections are is monitored and adjusted to ensure continuous and efficient feeding to machine operation of sheet               67                5
   operation of sheet
   system (OR Element 1)     2.2   Sheet pick-up and transport system is monitored and adjusted to ensure accurate and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation             67                5
                             2.3   Transfer systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure correct and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation                               67                5
                             2.4   Substrate is added to and removed from process according to job instructions                                                                      67                5

3. Maintain basic routine    3.1   Lithographic plate and plate cylinder condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of          67                5
   lithographic printing           the approved proof
   process
                             3.2   Lithographic blanket and blanket cylinder condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the                  67                5
                                   standard of approved proof
                             3.3   Lithographic impression cylinder condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of                   67                5
                                   approved proof
                             3.4   Lithographic inking condition is checked and maintained to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof                 67                5
                             3.5   Lithographic dampening system condition is monitored and adjusted maintained to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard              67                5
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4. Maintain routine          4.1   Production process is operated in association with fellow workers and according to company specifications and planned daily schedule           B, 9, 69             5
   production process
                             4.2   Production is maintained within OHS requirements and company and manufacturer‟s specifications                                                    69                5
                             4.3   Manual and / or automatic control is used as per specification                                                                                    69                5
                             4.4   Performance is monitored and verified according to enterprise procedures                                                                          69                5
                             4.5   In performance, colour, register and position of print are monitored and adjusted maintained throughout production run                            69                5
                             4.6   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                   F, 4, 69            5
                             4.7   Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                                69                5

5. Rectify minor             5.1   Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator‟s skill level                          4, 68              5
   lithographic machine
   faults                    5.2   Problems with lithographic machine operation is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                      F, 4, 68            5
                             5.3   Lithographic machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation                                                                            4, 68              5

6. Conduct shutdown of       6.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                        I, J              5
   production process
                             6.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                 9, I, J            5
                             6.3   Unused ink is correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and enterprise procedures                         I, J              5
                             6.4   Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory                        I, J              5
                                   requirements and enterprise procedures
                             6.5   All product is removed from operating area                                                                                                        I, J              5
                             6.6   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                              F, I, J            5
                             6.7   Repair / adjustment is verified prior to resumption of operations                                                                                 I, J              5

7. Clean and wash up         7.1   Cylinders, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run                                                                                K                5
   printing machine at end
   of print run              7.2   Inking system and dampening system are washed up ready for next run, and liquid waste is disposed of according to company and                      K                5
                                   regulatory requirements
                             7.3   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing units are cleaned ready for next run                                                           K                5

                             7.4   Reef Reel-fed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                   K                5

                             7.5   Sheet feed, transport and delivery system are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                            K                5

                             7.6   Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures                                       F, K               5

ICPPR331A Set up for basic lithographic printing
1. Confirm job               1.1   Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system                                                      A                5
   specifications
                             1.2   Standard set up is planned for carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage                                                         A, L              5
                             1.3   Availability of all job related components is checked                                                                                              A                5

2. Set up reel system (OR    2.1   Unwind and rewind reels is are set up and standard settings adjusted according to job specifications                                              73                5
   Element 3)
                             2.2   Webbing procedures are carried out according to standard operating procedures and OHS                                                             73                5




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                               2.3   Web-control system is set up and standard settings adjusted according to job specifications                                                         73                 5
                               2.4   Reels are spliced / joined according to job specifications                                                                                          73                 5
                               2.5   Printed web viewing devices are set up and standard settings adjusted according to job specifications                                               73                 5
                               2.6   The folder and sheeter are is set up and standard settings adjusted according to job specifications                                                 73                 5

3. Set up sheet system         3.1   Feeder and delivery sections are is set up and standard settings adjusted according to job specifications                                           73                 5
   (OR Element 2)
                               3.2   Registration system is identified and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                      73                 5
                               3.3   Sheet pick-up, and transportation, control and transfer systems is are set up and standard settings adjusted according to job                       73                 5
                                     specifications
                                                                                                                                                                                         73                 5
                               3.4   Substrate is removed from process according to job instructions

4. Select and prepare inks     4.1   Inks, dyes or additives are checked and appropriate action is taken and end-user requirements                                                    30-34, 74             5
   and additives (basic)
                               4.2   Quality and suitability of inks, dyes or additives are selected according to job specifications and end-user requirements                      2, 30-34, 74            5
                               4.3   Inks, dyes and additives are prepared according to OHS requirements, and manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions with suitable                M, 30-34, 74            5
                                     precautions to minimise waste
                               4.4   Correct colour and weight / volume of ink are mixed and prepared to match the requirements of the printing process and job                       30-34, 74             5
                                     specifications
                               4.5   Formulation of the ink, colour match and the approved colour are appropriately recorded                                                        F, 30-34, 74            5
                               4.6   Inks, dyes and additives are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions to prevent          34, 74               5
                                     damage and hazards to personnel and prolong shelf life

5. Set up machine for          5.1   Plate cylinder are set up and adjusted and lithographic plates are selected and installed according to job specifications                         75, 77               5
   basic offset lithographic
   printing                    5.2   Blanket and blanket cylinder are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                              75, 77               5
                               5.3   Impression cylinder is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                        75, 77               5
                               5.4   Inking system is set up and adjusted according to the lithographic process and job specifications                                                 75, 77               5
                               5.5   Dampening system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                           75, 77               5

6. Conduct OK print run        6.1   Material to be used for proof OK sheet / section is organised correctly                                                                           C, D, E              5
                               6.2   Machine is operated according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures to produce a specified proof OK / section                               C, D, E              5
                               6.3   OK / section is visually inspected and / or tested or laboratory testing organised according to enterprise procedures                             C, D, E              5
                               6.4   Production does not commence without client OK or authority where appropriate                                                                     C, D, E              5
                               6.5   If necessary, results are interpreted and adjustment are carried out according to product and machine specifications                              C, D, E              5

ICPPR332A Produce complex lithographic printed product
1. Maintain non-routine        1.1   Reel stand and rewind sections are monitored and adjusted to maintain correct tension and to ensure no marks, blemished or damage                   67                 6
   operation of reel                 to finished product and to ensure efficient continuous operation
   system (OR Element 2)
                               1.2   Web control system is monitored and adjusted to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the web for efficient                 67                 6




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                                 operation
                           1.3   Substrate is added to and removed from the process according to job instructions                                                                 67                6

                           1.4   Sheeting section is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                                      67                6

                           1.5   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product without set-off or marking meets the          67                6
                                 standard of approved proof

2. Maintain non-routine    2.1   Feeder and delivery sections are monitored and adjusted to ensure continuous and efficient feeding to machine                                    67                6
   operation of sheet
   system (OR Element 1)   2.2   Sheet pick-up and transport system is monitored and adjusted to ensure accurate and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation            67                6
                           2.3   Transfer systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure correct and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation                              67                6
                           2.4   Substrate is added to and removed from the process according to job instructions                                                                 67                6
                           2.5   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product without set-off or marking meets the          67                6
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3. Maintain complex           3.1   Non-routine lithographic plate and plate cylinder condition are monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the          67                6
   lithographic printing            standard of the sample sheet
   process
                              3.2   Non-routine lithographic blanket and blanket cylinder condition are monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product                67                6
                                    meets the standard of sample sheet
                              3.3   Non-routine lithographic impression cylinder condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard           67                6
                                    of sample sheet
                              3.4   Non-routine lithographic inking system is checked and maintained to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of sample                 67                6
                                    sheet
                              3.5   Non-routine lithographic dampening system condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard              67                6
                                    of sample sheet
                              3.6   Set off / marking prevention and drying system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of                67                6
                                    sample sheet
                              3.7   Drying systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof                                67                6

4. Maintain production        4.1   Production process is operated in association with fellow workers and according to company specifications and planned daily schedule            B, 9, 69             6
   process
                              4.2   Production is maintained within OHS requirements and company and manufacturer‟s specifications                                                     69                6
                              4.3   Manual and / or automatic control is used as per specification                                                                                     69                6
                              4.4   Performance is monitored and verified using the process control system according to enterprise procedures                                          69                6
                              4.5   Ink performance, colour, register and position of print are monitored and adjusted throughout production run                                       69                6
                              4.6   Production difficulties are anticipated and preventive action is taken to prevent occurrence by timely intervention                                69                6
                              4.7   Process adjustments to eliminate problems are reported according to enterprise procedures                                                         F, 69              6
                              4.8   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                    4, F, 69            6
                              4.9   Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                                 69                6

5. Identify and investigate   5.1   Problem in lithographic machine operation is investigated                                                                                         4, 68              6
   lithographic machine
   operating problem          5.2   Problem in lithographic machine is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                    F, 4, 68            6

6. Rectify minor              6.1   Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator‟s skill level                           4, 68              6
   lithographic machine
   faults                     6.2   Lithographic machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation                                                                              68                6




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7. Conduct shutdown of       7.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures production process                      I, J              6
   production process
                             7.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                  9, I, J            6
                             7.3   Unused ink is correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and enterprise procedures                          I, J              6
                             7.4   Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory                         I, J              6
                                   requirements and enterprise procedures
                             7.5   All product is removed from operating area                                                                                                         I, J              6
                             7.6   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                               F, I, J            6
                             7.7   Repair / adjustment is verified prior to resumption of operations                                                                                  I, J              6

8. Clean and wash up         8.1   Cylinders, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run printing machine at end of print run                                            K                6
   printing machine at end
   of print run              8.2   Inking system and dampening system are washed up ready for next run, and liquid waste is disposed of according to company and                       K                6
                                   regulatory requirements
                             8.3   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing units are cleaned ready for next run                                                            K                6
                             8.4   Reel feed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                        K                6
                             8.5   Sheet feed, transport and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                            K                6

9. Complete records          9.1   Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures                                       F, G, H             6

ICPPR252A Produce basic relief printed product
1. Maintain operation of     1.1   Reel stand and rewind section is monitored and adjusted to maintain correct tension and to ensure no marks or blemishes to finished                73                5
   reel system (OR                 product and to ensure efficient continuous operation
   Element 2)
                             1.2   Web control system is monitored and adjusted to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the web for efficient                73                5
                                   operation
                             1.3   Substrate is added to and removed from process according to job instructions                                                                      73, A              5
                             1.4   Sheeting section is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                                        73                5
                             1.5   Set off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of the approved              73                5
                                   proof

2. Maintain operation of     2.1   Feeder and delivery sections are is monitored and adjusted to ensure continuous and efficient feeding to machine                                   73                5
   sheet system (OR
   Element 1)                2.2   Sheet pick-up and transport system is monitored and adjusted to ensure accurate and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation              73                5
                             2.3   Transfer systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure correct and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation                                73                5
                             2.4   Substrate is added to and removed from the process according to job instructions                                                                  A, 73              5
                             2.5   Set off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of the approved              73                5
                                   proof

3. Maintain basic routine    3.1   Relief forme or plate cylinder condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of the              75                5
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                          3.2   Relief impression surface condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of approved              75                  5
                                proof
                          3.3   Relief inking system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof                         74, 75                5

4. Maintain routine       4.1   Production process is operated in association with fellow workers and according to company specifications and planned daily schedule            B, 9, 73               5
   production process
                          4.2   Production is maintained within OHS requirements and company and manufacturer‟s specifications                                                     73                  5
                          4.3   Manual and / or automatic control is used as per specification                                                                                     73                  5
                          4.4   Performance is monitored and verified using the process control system according to enterprise procedures                                          73                  5
                          4.5   Ink performance, colour, register and position of print are monitored and adjusted throughout production run                                     73, 74                5
                          4.6   Production difficulties are anticipated and preventive action is taken to prevent occurrence by timely intervention                                73                  5
                          4.7   Process adjustments to eliminate problems are reported according to enterprise procedures                                                          73                  5
                          4.8   Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                                73, L                5

5. Identify and rectify   5.1   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                 F, 4, 75, 76             5
   problems
                          5.2   Problem in relief machine operation is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                              F, 4, 75, 76            5
                          5.3   Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator‟s skill level                         4, 75, 76              5
                          5.4   Relief machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation                                                                                  75, 76                5

6. Conduct shutdown of    6.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures                                         I, J                5
   production process
                          6.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                  9, I, J              5
                          6.3   Unused ink is correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and enterprise procedures                          I, J                5
                          6.4   Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory                         I, J                5
                                requirements and enterprise procedures
                          6.5   All product is removed from operating area                                                                                                         I, J                5
                          6.6   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                               F, I, J              5
                          6.7   Repair / adjustment is verified prior to resumption of operations                                                                                  I, J                5




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7. Clean and wash up         7.1   Cylinders, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run                                                                             K                5
   printing machine at end
   of print run              7.2   Inking system is washed up ready for next run, and liquid waste is disposed of according to company and regulatory requirements                 K                5
                             7.3   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing units are cleaned ready for next run                                                        K                5
                             7.4   Reel feed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                    K                5
                             7.5   Sheet feed, transport and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                        K                5
                             7.6   Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures                                      K                5

ICPPR351A Set up for basic relief printing
1. Confirm job               1.1   Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system                                                   A                5
   specifications
                             1.2   Set up is carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage                                                                          A, L               5
                             1.3   Availability of all job related components is checked                                                                                         A, B               5

2. Set up reel system (OR    2.1   Unwind and rewind reels is are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                             77                5
   Element 3)
                             2.2   Webbing procedures are carried out and web-control system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                               77                5
                             2.3   Reels are spliced / joined according to job specifications                                                                                     77                5
                             2.4   Printed Web viewing devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                            77                5
                             2.5   Folder and sheeters are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                    77                5
                             2.6   Set off / marking prevention devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                   77                5

3. Set up sheet              3.1   Feeder and delivery sections are is set up and adjusted according to job specifications transportation system on sheet-fed machine           77, 79              5
   transportation system
   on sheet-fed machine      3.2   Sheet pick-up and transportation system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                               77, 79              5
   (OR Element 2)            3.3   Transfer and control system systems are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                  77, 79              5
                             3.4   Set off / marking prevention devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                 77, 79              5
                             3.5   Substrate is added to and removed from process according to job instructions                                                                 77, 79              5




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4. Select and prepare inks   4.1   Quality and suitability of inks, dyes or additives are selected according to job specifications and end-user requirements                     2, 30-34, 77            5
   and additives (basic)
                             4.2   Quality and suitability of inks, dyes or additives are checked and appropriate action is taken                                                2, 30-34, 77            5
                             4.3   Inks, dyes and additives are prepared according to OHS requirements, and manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions with suitable              L, M, 30-34, 77          5
                                   precautions to minimise waste
                             4.4   Correct colour and weight / volume of ink are mixed and prepared to match the requirements of the printing process and job                      30-34, 77             5
                                   specifications
                             4.5   Formulation of the ink, colour match and the approved colour are appropriately recorded                                                         30-34, 77             5
                             4.6   Inks, dyes and additives are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions to prevent         34, 77               5
                                   damage and hazards to personnel and prolong shelf life

5. Set up machine for        5.1   Appropriate relief plates are selected and secured to the machine                                                                                77, 78               5
   basic relief printing
                             5.2   Relief plates or formes or cylinders are positioned and set up and adjusted according to job specifications (platen and rotary)                  77, 78               5
                             5.3   Impression is set up and adjusted according to job specifications (platen and rotary)                                                            77, 78               5
                             5.4   Inking system is set up and adjusted according to the relief process and job specifications (platen and rotary)                                  77, 78               5
                             5.5   Drying system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                             77, 78               5

6. Conduct proof run         6.1   Material to be used for proof is organised correctly                                                                                             C, D, E              5
                             6.2   Machine is operated according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures to produce a specified proof                                           C, D, E              5
                             6.3   Proof is visually inspected and / or tested or laboratory testing organised according to enterprise procedures                                   C, D, E              5
                             6.4   Production does not commence without client OK or authority where appropriate                                                                    C, D, E              5
                             6.5   Results are interpreted and adjustment changes are carried out according to product and machine specifications to determine                      C, D, E              5
                                   adjustment requirements

ICPPR352A Produce complex relief printed product
1. Maintain non-routine      1.1   Reel stand and rewind section are is monitored and adjusted to maintain correct tension and to ensure no marks, blemishes or damage                73                 6
   operation of reel               to finished product and to ensure efficient continuous operation
   system (Or Element 2)
                             1.2   Web control system is monitored and adjusted to ensure correct tension and accurate continuous positioning of the web for efficient                73                 6
                                   operation
                             1.3   Substrate is added to and removed from the process according to job instructions                                                                  73, A               6
                             1.4   Sheeting section is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality and efficient product delivery                                                        73                 6
                             1.5   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product without set-off or marking meets the            73                 6
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2. Maintain operation of     2.1   Feeder and delivery is monitored and adjusted to ensure continuous and efficient feeding to machine sheet system                                    73                  6
   sheet system (Or
   Element 1)                2.2   Sheet pick-up and transport system is monitored and adjusted to ensure accurate and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation               73                  6
                             2.3   Transfer systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure correct and continuous sheet handling and efficient operation                                 73                  6
                             2.4   Set-off / marking prevention system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product without set-off or marking meets the             73                  6
                                   standard of approved proof
                             2.5   Substrate is added to and removed from process according to job instructions                                                                        73                  6

3. Maintain complex relief   3.1   Relief polymer forme or plate cylinder condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of           75                  6
   printing process                the sample sheet
                             3.2   Relief polymer impression surface condition is monitored and adjusted to ensure the quality of printed product meets the standard of                75                  6
                                   sample sheet
                             3.3   Relief polymer inking system is monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of sample sheet                      75                  6
                             3.4   Drying systems are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of printed product meets the standard of approved proof                                 75                  6

4. Maintain production       4.1   Production process is operated in association with fellow workers and according to company specifications and planned daily schedule             B, 9, 73               6
   process
                             4.2   If required, in-line printing / converting / binding / finishing processes are monitored and adjusted to ensure quality of product meets the        73                  6
                                   standard of the approved proof
                             4.3   Production is maintained within OHS requirements and company and manufacturer‟s specifications                                                      73                  6

                             4.4   Manual and / or automatic control is used as per specification                                                                                      73                  6

                             4.5   Performance is monitored and verified using the process control system according to enterprise procedures                                           73                  6

                             4.6   Ink performance, colour, register and position of print are monitored and adjusted throughout production run                                      73, 74                6

                             4.7   Production difficulties are anticipated and preventive action is taken to prevent occurrence by timely intervention                                 73                  6

                             4.8   Process adjustments to eliminate problems are reported according to enterprise procedures                                                           73                  6

                             4.9   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                       73                  6

                             4.10 Waste is sorted according to enterprise procedures                                                                                                  L, 73                6

5. Identify and rectify      5.1   Problem in relief machine operation is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                               F, 4, 75, 76            6
   problems
                             5.2   Faulty performance of equipment is identified and reported according to enterprise procedures                                                   F, 4, 75, 76            6
                             5.3   Adjustments or corrections are carried out according to specified procedures and consistent with operator‟s skill level                          4, 75, 76              6
                             5.4   Relief machine operation is checked to ensure correct operation                                                                                   75, 76                6




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6. Conduct shutdown of       6.1   Correct shutdown sequence is followed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise procedures production process                     C, D, E              6
   production process
                             6.2   Shutdown is conducted in association with fellow workers and in compliance with OHS requirements                                                  C, D, E              6
                             6.3   Unused ink is correctly labelled and stored according to manufacturer / supplier specifications and enterprise procedures                         C, D, E              6
                             6.4   Solid and liquid waste is removed from operating area and recycled or disposed of, where required, according to regulatory                      C, D, E, K             6
                                   requirements and enterprise procedures
                             6.5   All product is removed from operating area                                                                                                        C, D, E              6

                             6.6   Machine faults requiring repair are identified and reported to designated person according to enterprise procedures                              C, D, E, f            6

                             6.7   Repair / adjustment is verified prior to resumption of operations                                                                                 C, D, E              6

7. Clean and wash up         7.1   Cylinders, plate and roller surfaces are cleaned ready for next run                                                                                  K                 6
   printing machine at end
   of print run              7.2   Inking system is washed up ready for next run, and liquid waste is disposed of according to company and regulatory requirements                      K                 6
                             7.3   In-line printing / converting / binding / finishing units are cleaned ready for next run                                                             K                 6
                             7.4   Reel feed, transportation and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                         K                 6
                             7.5   Sheet feed, transport and delivery systems are disengaged and cleaned ready for next run                                                             K                 6
                             7.6   Production records or other documentation are accurately completed where required by enterprise procedures                                           K                 6

ICPPR413A Set up for complex flexographic printing
1. Confirm non-routine job   1.1   Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system                                                        A                 6
   specifications
                             1.2   Set-up is planned and carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage                                                                  A, B, L              6
                             1.3   Availability of all job related components is checked                                                                                              A, B                6
                             1.4   Proofed job is checked for conformance with job specifications                                                                                       A                 6

2. Set up reel               2.1   Reels are checked for treatment levels, coatings and printing side and age of product                                                             61, 66               6
   transportation and
   delivery system on        2.2   Unwind reels are secured on reel shaft transportation and delivery system on web-fed machine                                                      61, 66               6
   web-fed machine           2.3   Reels are correctly positioned on unwind stand                                                                                                    61, 66               6
                             2.4   Press is webbed for surface or reverse or perfecting printing according to non-routine job specifications                                         61, 66               6
                             2.5   Edge guide is centred and set to non-routine job specifications                                                                                   61, 66               6
                             2.6   Unwind tension is set to suit substrate                                                                                                           61, 66               6
                             2.7   Rewind tension is set to suit substrate                                                                                                           61, 66               6
                             2.8   Nip rollers are set according to non-routine job specifications                                                                                   61, 66               6
                             2.9   PIV (Positively Infinitely Variable) drive is set for appropriate tensioning of substrate                                                         61, 66               6

3. Select and prepare inks   3.1   Inks and solvents are selected according to job specifications and end-user requirements                                                      2, 30-34, 61, 66         6
   and solvents
                             3.2   Quality and suitability of inks and solvents are checked and appropriate action is taken                                                      2, 30-34, 61, 66         6




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                              3.3   Inks and solvents are prepared according to OHS requirements, and manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions with suitable precautions to      L, M, 30-34, 61,        6
                                    minimise waste                                                                                                                                      66
                              3.4   Correct colour and weight / volume of ink are mixed and viscosities checked and modified according to the press requirements and non-         30-34, 61, 66          6
                                    routine job specifications
                              3.5   Ink formula and approved colour draw downs are appropriately recorded                                                                       F, 30-34, 61, 66         6
                              3.6   Inks and solvents are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions and the relevant        34, 61, 66            6
                                    hazardous liquids storage regulations

4. Set up machine for         4.1   Flexographic plate cylinders are installed and register adjustments centred OR                                                                   62, 63              6
   complex flexographic
   printing                   4.2   Sleeves are installed in press and register adjustments made OR                                                                                  62, 63              6
                              4.3   Plate mounting sheets are mounted on cylinders in press and register adjustments made                                                            62, 63              6
                              4.4   Plate cylinders are gauged up or pre-set to impression                                                                                           62, 63              6
                              4.5   Anilox rollers are selected to suit individual colour and plate reproduction requirements for each unit                                          62, 63              6
                              4.6   Appropriate ink metering system is selected for each unit                                                                                        62, 63              6
                              4.7   Inking system is set up and roller nips / blades are set correctly                                                                               62, 63              6
                              4.8   Ink circulation is maintained at correct level and flow for machine                                                                              62, 63              6
                              4.9   Viscosities are adjusted according to job specifications                                                                                         62, 63              6
                              4.10 Air volume and drier temperatures curing units are selected to suit inks, substrate, solvents and according to job specifications                 62, 63              6
                              4.11 Air volume is adjusted between colours to maximise drying and minimise air overspill                                                              62, 63              6

5. Set up in-line units for   5.1   Minor in-line printing / converting / binding units are set up for basic process(es) and adjusted according to machine requirements and          62, 63              6
   basic process(es)                job specifications
                              5.2   Assistance is given in set-up of major in-line printing / converting / binding units                                                             62, 63              6

6. Conduct proof run          6.1   Material to be used for proof is organised correctly                                                                                             C, D, E             6
                              6.2   Press is set up and operated according to OHS guidelines                                                                                         C, D, E             6
                              6.3   Print impressions are set to minimum kiss impression                                                                                             C, D, E             6
                              6.4   Web tensions are correctly set at unwind, between stations and rewind                                                                            C, D, E             6
                              6.5   The print is checked for register                                                                                                                C, D, E             6
                              6.6   Drying is checked as sufficient to key ink to the substrate                                                                                      C, D, E             6
                              6.7   The viscosities are adjusted to obtain the correct colour at proof speed and checked against colour matching system                              C, D, E             6
                              6.8   The substrate is checked against job specifications                                                                                              C, D, E             6

7. Organise proof             7.1   Proof is visually inspected and / or tested or laboratory testing is organised according to enterprise procedures                                C, D, E             6
   inspection and / or
   testing                    7.2   Production does not commence without client approval or authority where appropriate                                                              C, D, E             6




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8. Readjust settings to      8.1   Production speed print results are interpreted and appropriate adjustments are made to press, ink and substrate settings                           E                 6
   production speed
                             8.2   Adjustments are made according to product specifications and press performance                                                                     E                 6
                             8.3   Web is spliced at production speed and further samples are obtained for quality inspections at appropriate intervals                               E                 6
                             8.4   Press settings are documented and samples are retained                                                                                             F                 6

ICPPR431A Set up for complex lithographic printing
1. Confirm complex job       1.1   Job requirements are read and interpreted from job documentation or production control system                                                      A                 6
   specifications
                             1.2   Non-routine set-up is planned and carried out correctly in minimum time with minimum wastage                                                     A, L                6
                             1.3   Availability of all job related components is checked                                                                                              A                 6

2. Set up reel system (OR    2.1   Unwind and rewind reels set up options are analysed and set up is completed and adjusted according to job specifications                        70, 71               6
   Element 3)
                             2.2   Webbing procedures are carried out to meet non-routine job specifications                                                                       70, 71               6
                             2.3   Web-control system is set up options are analysed and set up is completed and adjusted according to job specifications                          70, 71               6
                             2.4   Reels are spliced / joined according to job specifications                                                                                      70, 71               6
                             2.5   Printed web viewing devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                             70, 71               6
                             2.6   The folder and sheeter are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                  70, 71               6
                             2.7   Set off / marking prevention devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                    70, 71               6

3. Set up sheet system       3.1   Feeder and delivery sections are set up options are analysed and set up is completed and adjusted to non-routine suit job specifications        70, 71               6
   (OR Element 2)
                             3.2   Sheet pick-up, transportation, control and transfer systems are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                             70, 71               6
                             3.3   Substrate is removed from process according to job instructions                                                                                 70, 71               6
                             3.4   Set off / marking prevention devices are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                    70, 71               6

4. Select and prepare inks   4.1   Colour sequence for the job is considered and confirmed inks and additives                                                                       B, 74               6
   and additives
                             4.2   Inks, dyes or additives are selected according to non-routine job specifications and end-user requirements                                   2, 30-34, 74            6
                             4.3   Quality and suitability of inks, dyes or additives are checked and appropriate action is taken                                               2, 30-34, 74            6
                             4.4   Inks, dyes and additives are prepared according to OHS requirements, and manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions with suitable             L, M, 30-34, 74          6
                                   precautions to minimise waste
                             4.5   Correct colour and weight / volume of ink is mixed and prepared to match the requirements of the job specification and the non-routine         30-34, 74             6
                                   printing process
                             4.6   Formulation of the ink, colour match and the approved colour are appropriately recorded                                                        30-34, 74             6
                             4.7   Inks, dyes and additives are appropriately labelled, handled and stored according to manufacturer‟s / supplier‟s instructions to prevent       30-34, 74             6
                                   damage and hazards to personnel and prolong shelf life

5. Set up machine for        5.1   Plate cylinder is set up and adjusted according to job specifications complex lithographic printing                                               72                 6
   complex lithographic




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  printing               5.2   Lithographic plate is selected and prepared for installation                                                                                      72                 6
                         5.3   Plates are correctly mounted according to specification and in a safe manner                                                                      72                 6
                         5.4   Blanket and blanket cylinder are set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                              72                 6
                         5.5   Impression cylinder is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                        72                 6
                         5.6   Inking system is set up and adjusted according to the lithographic process and job specifications                                                 72                 6
                         5.7   Dampening system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                           72                 6
                         5.8   Drying system is set up and adjusted according to job specifications                                                                              72                 6

6. Conduct proof run     6.1   Material to be used for proof is organised correctly                                                                                          76, C, D, E            6
                         6.2   Machine is operated according to manufacturer‟s and enterprise procedures to produce a specified proof                                        76, C, D, E            6
                         6.3   Production does not commence without client OK or authority where appropriate                                                                 76, C, D, E            6
                         6.4   Results are interpreted and adjustments are carried out according to product and machine specifications                                       76, C, D, E            6

ICPPP266A Produce relief plates
1. Produce plates        1.1   The plate processor is prepared and maintained according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise standards                           46, 47, 48, B           3
                         1.2   Exposure control is established and maintained utilising vacuum frames and plate processors according to job specifications                   46, 47, 48             3
                         1.3   Plates are produced that conform to job specifications                                                                                        46, 47, 48             3

2. Proof relief plates   2.1   Relief plates are proofed according to job specifications                                                                                        1, 46               3
                         2.2   Relief plates are proofed according to manufacturer‟s specifications and enterprise standards                                                    1, 46               3




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