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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5995-11 Desktop Publishing Operator

Prepares and assembles the layout of books, newsletters, magazines, and advertisements for publication using desktop publishing software, according to specified design and presentation requirements.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • liaises with clients to specify requirements and advise on ways to solve potential problems
  • plans designs of layouts using desktop publishing software in accordance with clients' requirements by studying drawings, illustrations, photographs, texts and artwork to be reproduced
  • uses desktop publishing software to amend layout, select fonts, and integrate text with graphics to create a balanced and readable document
  • produces graphics from originals through computer imaging, merges photographs with computer images, scans and adjusts colours by computer
  • executes approved designs, arranging drawings, photographs and texts to meet client requirements
  • may provide explanatory legends for printing or reproduction

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