Printer ANZSCO

Where these jobs are in Australia

VICNSWQLDSAWATASNTACT
34.0%32.7%15.5%8.0%7.3%1.4%0.4%0.7%

Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/printers?occupationCode=3923

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Printers set up and operate letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, newspaper, instant, digital and offset printing presses.

 

Requisite Education:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

 

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • Yes, at least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.
  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Detailed Tasks:

  • setting, adjusting and monitoring substrate-feed mechanisms, delivery mechanisms, inking systems and other printing machine functions
  • mixing ink and solvents to standard, and regulating paper and ink supply during print runs
  • monitoring, evaluating and determining press operations manually and by computer to check print quality standards against proofs and detect malfunctions
  • producing a variety of printed products using relief, lithographic, flexographic and gravure printing presses, and in-line finishing systems
  • preparing plates, blankets and impression cylinders on small offset lithographic printing presses
  • loading paper into feeding mechanisms
  • monitoring machine operations and quality of printing
  • undertaking maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning of machines
  • producing and managing digital print images, and transferring and outputting images
  • may set up and operate paper and bookbinding guillotines

 

392311 Printing Machinist ANZSCO

Produces books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, posters, leaflets, packaging materials and stationery using printing presses.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: Short Term

Specialisations:

  • Flexographic Printing Machinist
  • Gravure Printing Machinist
  • Label Printing Machinist
  • Letterpress Printing Machinist
  • Lithographic Printing Machinist
  • Reel Fed Printer
  • Sheet Fed Printer

 

392312 Small Offset Printer ANZSCO

Sets up and operates small offset printing presses used in instant print shops or for in-house printing.

Skill Level: 3

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Alternative Title:

  • Instant Printer Operator

Specialisation:

  • Digital Printer

 


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