1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4912-11 Printing Machinist

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • produces embossed and embellished products using relief printing presses
  • produces posters, leaflets, brochures and books using single or multicolour sheet-fed lithographic presses
  • produces packages, stationery, magazines and newspapers using single or multicolour web-fed lithographic presses and in-line finishing systems
  • produces packaging materials on a variety of substrates using flexographic or gravure printing presses
  • sets and adjusts substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other machine functions
  • prepares substrates for loading into feeder mechanisms
  • mixes ink and solvents to standard and regulates paper and ink supply during print runs
  • monitors press operations to check print quality and detect malfunctions
  • undertakes maintenance, adjustment and repair

Flexographic Printing Machinist
Gravure Printing Machinist
Letterpress Printing Machinist
Lithographic Printing Machinist

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