Printing and Graphics – Certificate II

Certificate II level trainees perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the printing and graphic arts industry. They work under direct supervision and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. It is preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into a range of specialist Certificate III qualifications within the industry.

HSC credit ATAR pathway

Currently being determined by NESA


Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Certificate II in Printing and Graphics Arts (General) ICP20115 in ICP Printing and Graphic Arts Training Package.
  • A career path into the information technology and communications industry.
  • Advanced standing into Certificate III qualifications in Printing and Graphic Arts industry.

Course delivery

  • Both on the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.
  • The SBT term is calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment and training.
  • Undertake Certificate II in Printing and Graphics Arts (General) course as part of your HSC.
  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.
Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Printing and Graphic Arts


Unit credit towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course) is currently being determined by NESA.

Industry-based Learning course (optional)


This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

For further information about how to sign up to this school based apprenticeship please speak with your Careers Adviser or visit our Internet site at

Download the course factsheet


  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing

Business Unit:

  • Skills and Pathways
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