Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Print (Level 4) with strands in Digital Printing, Offset Printing, Reel-fed Printing, and Screen Printing
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 250
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology » Printing
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification provides the print industry with individuals who can work safely and independently and have attained the knowledge and skills required to effectively provide high quality complex printed work using digital printing, offset printing, reel-fed printing and screen printing processes.

The qualification has been designed for individuals who are already working within the print industry and intend to operate independently as a printer.
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 knowledge of industry 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 print production processes and role.
- Manage health and safety, quality assurance and sustainable environmental practices to maintain industry standards.
- Apply fundamental knowledge of production planning to support print production processes.

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 Offset Printing strand will also be able to:
- Prepare job components and make ready the printing machinery and any associated equipment to 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 printing machinery and any associated equipment to 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 printing machinery and any associated equipment to make screens and produce printed product using the screen printing process.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Direct Mail Production (Level 3) with strands in Inserting, Laser Printing, and Variable Data Merging [Ref: 3197], or New Zealand Certificate in Pad Printing (Level 3) [Ref: 4835].

Graduates of this qualification may progress to the New Zealand Diploma in Print Industry Management (Level 5) [Ref: 3200].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work as a skilled operator in a range of workplaces that involve print, and may also progress to supervisory roles.

Individuals will have increased independence and tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) to contribute to whānau, hapū, iwi, community, and society.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3199
Status Current
Created April 2016
Last Reviewed November 2017
Next Review June 2028
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