About the course

About the course

This course in printing and graphic arts is for those keen to enter the printing and design industry with a focus on digital print.

You'll be equipped with entry level skills and knowledge leading to career outcomes in a range of employable avenues such as digital/desktop publishing, signage, commercial printing and packaging with opportunities to continue your studies in related fields.    

Over a series of weeks you will undertake simulated industry projects, providing you with a hands on approach from experienced industry professionals enabling you to develop an impressive portfolio to show employers.

You will gain the skills to design, layout materials, proofread and engage with commercial printers to meet briefs. On completing the course, you will also gain credits towards a traineeship or secure an apprenticeship.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February, July and September

Full time: 6 months (this is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm)

Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion, you may apply for career opportunities in the print sector such as digital/desktop publishing, signage, commercial printing and packaging.

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Entry Requirements


You must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have successfully completed year 11
  • or be mature age 

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (General) can pathway into a traineeship, apprenticeship or related field of study.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Fees & Finance Options


Government Subsidised Place

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free TAFEGovernment Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$124$620$7,995
Service Fee$160$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80$80
Material Fee$354$354$354$354
Retain Course Items$0$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$594$718$1,214$8,589
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$594$718$1,214$8,589

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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