Printing & Graphic Industries

Careers in the Printing and Graphic Art Industries

Rapidly changing technology is creating huge change throughout the printing and graphic arts industry. The Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package caters for new and emerging technologies and addresses current and future skill needs.

Imagine trying to run a commercial business without the printing and graphic arts industries. Good luck marketing or selling your wares without office signage, point of sale material, merchandising, sales catalogues, newspaper or magazine advertisements, product packaging or even a corporate logo.

Rapidly changing technology is creating huge change throughout the printing and graphic arts industry. Demand for some traditional occupations is on the decline while job opportunities in areas like digital production are expanding exponentially

The Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package (ICP10) details 34 qualifications that are recognised nationally by industry and training regulators. Qualifications range from Certificate II to Diploma in general and specialist areas including

  • Graphic media;
  • Printing;
  • Converting, binding and finishing;
  • Screen Printing
  • Ink manufacture
  • Multimedia

What do all these terms actually mean? Printing and graphic arts encompasses a wide range of functions from the creation of images and layouts (design) to the preparation of these for printing (pre-press), reproduction by a number of processes (press or printing), and the assembly of final products (post press or finishing). In addition, the industry supports a large number of related industries - the manufacturing of products like ink, for example.