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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 3923 PRINTERS


    PRINTERS set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
    • mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
    • monitoring, evaluating and determining press operations manually and by computer to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
    • producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
    • preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
    • loading paper into feeding mechanisms
    • monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
    • undertaking maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning of machines
    • producing and managing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images
    • may set up and operate paper and bookbinding guillotines

    Occupations:
      392311 Printing Machinist
      392312 Small Offset Printer

392311 PRINTING MACHINIST

    Produces books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, posters, leaflets, packaging materials and stationery using printing presses.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisations:

      Flexographic Printing Machinist
      Gravure Printing Machinist
      Label Printing Machinist
      Letterpress Printing Machinist
      Lithographic Printing Machinist
      Reel Fed Printer
      Sheet Fed Printer

392312 SMALL OFFSET PRINTER

    Alternative Title:
      Instant Printer Operator

    Sets up and operates small offset printing presses used in instant print shops or for in-house printing.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Digital Printer


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