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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PRINTING TRADESPERSONS compose and set type prior to printing, set up and operate printing presses, bind and finish printed products, or prepare stencils and operate screen printers.

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Printing Tradespersons typically include operating photographic, plate making and computer screen based equipment to reproduce camera ready copy on to films, images from film to printing plates and to transfer copy to film and produce film for plate or cylinder productions; setting up, operating and monitoring machines used in typesetting, photographing copy, printing and cutting, folding, collating and binding printed material; performing routine finishing operations and machine maintenance; and preparing stencils and operating screen printers.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
            4911 Graphic Pre-Press Tradespersons
            4912 Printing Machinists and Small Offset Printers
            4913 Binders and Finishers
            4914 Screen Printers

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