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With the technological age continuing to shape what is possible, printing is an industry of opportunity. Once a traditional field, printing is now dynamic and current; producing trained and skilled workers.  

The commercial print trade currently represents one of Australia's largest industries. From conventional forms and now modern applications such as ink-jet technologies, large format printing, digital packaging applications and 3-D printing, the printed form remains relevant in a digital world.

As a print machinist, you will have the chance to work alongside a range of new and innovative communication systems, which provide a broad range of skillsets.

Holmesglen understands to make the confident leap from study to work the proper education is first required. Whether you desire to work with digital printing and/or flexographic and lithographic forms, a printing course will provide the perfect introduction.

Courses available (2)

Certificate II

  • Printing and Graphic Arts (General)
    Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) Holmesglen TAFE
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course gives an insight into the printing industry and provides you with the skills and knowledge you need for digital printing. It covers basic design, digital photography, customer service, digital printing systems and processes.Students who complete the course are able to find work in a number of print sectors including commercial printing, publishing, signage and packaging, or can go on to further training in related trades.After successfully completing this course, trainees will get advanced [...]

Certificate III

  • Printing
    • Start Various dates throughout the year

    This course provides comprehensive training for printing apprentices, and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the trade, such as publishing, newspapers, magazines, and packaging. Print is everywhere and is a global industry that utilises the most advanced digital technologies along with traditional print processes. A printer is a highly skilled machinist operator. Given the scope of what is being reproduced, a printer can operate machines that vary in size, systems, processes and capabilities. The [...]

  • News An Insight Into Printing

    As the printing industry moves into the modern work landscape, Holmesglen Program Manager Robert Black discusses the opportunities available within the field.

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