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Certificate III in Print Binding, Finishing and Packaging

Course Code ICP31320


  • Full Time
  • 3 years
  • On Campus
  • Workplace
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students


The Certificate III in Print Binding, Finishing, and Packaging provides comprehensive training for printing manufacturing apprentices and covers all practical and theoretical aspects of the print manufacturing trade streams, such as finishing, binding, folding, gluing, cutting, embellishing, and corrugating.

Career Opportunities

  • ink mixer
  • mail house production worker
  • paper products machinist
  • print finisher
  • sacks and bags maker

Pathway to further studies

  • ICP40120 Certificate III in Printing & Graphic Arts Management
  • ICP50120 Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts Business Management

Entry Requirements

As this is an apprenticeship delivery, prior to enrolment or commencement of training the student will be required to have an Epsilon registration and signed contract with an employer and a signed training plan with the RTO.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify you training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


This accredited program is made up of 21 units that have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. Our qualified and experienced trainers offer personalised support to suit your needs. If you have already completed one or more of these units before, these may be counted towards the completion of this course.
Unit code Unit name
ICPSUP2600 Maintain a safe work environment
ICPSUP2620 Communicate in the workplace
ICPSUP2160 Inspect quality against required standards in a production environment
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ICPKNW3220 Develop and apply knowledge of the printing and graphic arts industry
Unit code Unit name
ICPSUP2020 Prepare, load and unload product on and off machine
ICPSUP2820 Undertake basic machine maintenance
ICPSUP2030 Prepare and maintain the work area
ICPCBF2210 Set up and produce basic guillotined product
ICPCBF2410 Set up machine for basic folding
ICPSUP2810 Use computer systems in the printing and graphic arts sectors
ICPSUP2630 Perform basic industry calculations
ICPCBF2610 Set up machine for basic adhesive, mechanical or thermal fastening
ICPCBF220 Produce basic converted or finished product
ICPCBF2430 Set up machine for basic collating or inserting (sheet/section)
ICPCBF2440 Produce basic collated or inserted (sheet/section) product
ICPCBF3410 Set up machine for complex sequenced or multiple folding
ICPCBF3420 Produce complex sequenced or multiple folded product
MSS402080 Undertake root cause analysis
ICPCBF3210 Set up and produce complex guillotined product
ICPCBF3200 Produce complex converted or finished product


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. <br>An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.<br><a href="">Visit </a>for more information.


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will receive the ICP31320 Certificate III in Print binding, finishing and packaging.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship $5,188
Concession $1,038

Additional Course Cost

Pens <br>Folders <br>USB stick <br>Safety Glasses or Goggles <br>$60

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


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