Unit Group

8995 Printing Assistants and Table Workers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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8995 Printing Assistants and Table Workers

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

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 II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year 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:

  • assisting with setting up, operating and adjusting machines
  • maintaining and lubricating printing and bindery machines
  • clearing waste and cleaning work areas and machines
  • folding, collating and fastening printed products by machine and hand
  • performing hand binding and finishing operations
  • operating specialised machines such as casing-in and mini binders, and automatic carton folding and gluing machines
  • carrying out routine quality control


  • 899511 Printer's Assistant
  • 899512 Printing Table Worker

899511 Printer's Assistant

Performs routine tasks in the production of printed materials.

Skill Level: 4

899512 Printing Table Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Printing Bindery Assistant
  • Printing Table Hand

Operates bindery machines and performs manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

Skill Level: 4

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