1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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DESKTOP PUBLISHING OPERATORS prepare and assemble 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 unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • liaising with clients to specify requirements and advising on ways to solve potential problems
  • planning designs of layouts using desktop publishing software in accordance with clients' requirements by studying drawings, illustrations, photographs, texts and artwork to be reproduced
  • using desktop publishing software to amend layout, select fonts and integrate text with graphics to create a balanced and readable document
  • producing graphics from originals through computer imaging, merging photographs with computer images, scanning and adjusting colours by computer
  • executing approved designs, arranging drawings, photographs and texts to meet client requirements


This section contains the following subsection :
              5995-11 Desktop Publishing Operator

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