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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Print (Level 4) with strands in Digital Printing, Direct Marketing Production, Offset Printing, Reel-fed Printing, and Screen Printing
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 240
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology » Printing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the print industry with qualified printers who have attained appropriate capabilities and competencies to work unsupervised and provide high quality complex printed work using Digital Printing; Direct Marketing; Offset Printing, Reel-fed Printing and Screen Printing processes.
- This qualification is designed for people working in the Print industry and will typically be achieved in a workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Carry out routine and preventative maintenance in the workplace, according to a maintenance programme.
- Apply industry knowledge of terminology, machinery, and equipment to implement a range of technical production skills to support print production requirements.
- Troubleshoot and rectify faults and problems throughout the print production process.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers to fulfil the requirements of the work and role.
- Manage quality assurance and sustainable environmental practices to ensure industry standards are maintained.

Graduates of the Digital Printing strand will also be able to:
- Prepare job components and make ready, the digital printing machinery and any associated equipment to manage and manipulate computer files for print and process data for application into images.

Graduates of the Direct Marketing Production strand will also be able to:
- Prepare job components and make ready, the direct marketing machinery and any associated equipment to manipulate and integrate data and content, package and produce media via omni channel platforms.

Graduates of the Offset Printing strand will also be able to:
- Prepare job components and make ready, the offset printing machinery and any associated equipment to make plates and produce printed product using the offset printing process.

Graduates of the Reel-fed Printing strand will also be able to:
- Prepare job components and make ready, the reel-fed machinery and any associated equipment to make plates and produce printed product using the reel fed printing process.

Graduates of the Screen Printing strand will also be able to:
- Prepare job components and make ready, the screen or pad printing machinery and any associated equipment to make screens and produce printed product using the screen printing process.
Education pathways
Graduates may go on to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Print Industry Management (Level 5) [Ref: 3200] or other management qualifications.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be qualified to work as skilled operators and may go on to be Supervisors in the print industry.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry is open, however it is recommended candidates hold the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Education Organisation Competenz
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3199
Status Current
Created April 2016
Last Reviewed November 2017
Next Review December 2022
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