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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Binding and Finishing (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 90
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology » Printing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the binding and finishing sector of the print industry with individuals who have attained appropriate capabilities and competencies to work in the industry in the role of a bindery operator with limited supervision.

The qualification is designed for people who are undertaking general production activities in one of the areas of folder operating, guillotine operating, print finishing, hand bookbinding or machine bookbinding.

Knowledge and skills that are recognised by this qualification will support: competent job performance; the future introduction of new technologies within the sector; and further personal up-skilling in the printing workplace.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Maintain personal safety around machinery in the workplace.
- Carry out routine and preventive maintenance in the workplace, including gauges and instruments, according to the maintenance schedule.
- Prepare job components and make ready the machinery required to undertake production for binding and finishing as per customer specifications.
- Run the machinery required to undertake production for binding and finishing.
- Assist with maintaining quality standards through communication with colleagues, and undertake post production tasks to meet customer and workplace requirements.
- Implement a range of basic technical production skills to support print finishing and bookbinding production process requirements.
- Apply communication and teamwork skills, and comply with workplace practices required of a bindery operator.
Education pathways
This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Binding and Finishing (Level 4) [Ref: 1817].
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to work as competent bindery operators.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Nil.
Education Organisation Competenz
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1816
Status Current
Created April 2013
Last Reviewed March 2018
Next Review March 2023
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