3921 Print Finishers and Screen Printers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Print Finishers and Screen Printers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


PRINT FINISHERS AND SCREEN PRINTERS bind books and other publications, finish printed products by hand and machine, prepare stencils, and set up and operate power-driven and hand-operated screen print equipment.
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 III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years 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:

setting up and supervising the operation of automatic binding and finishing equipment
binding full, half and limp-bound books, and repairing bindings
folding, collating and sewing signatures by machine and hand
operating paper guillotines for pre-press and post-press paper cutting and trimming, and programming electronically operated units
operating systems to insert printed material into newspapers, magazines and envelopes
embellishing printed products automatically and manually
operating photographic and electronic reproduction devices
preparing stencils using computer and hand-cut methods
selecting, mixing and matching coloured inks and loading into screen printing presses
loading printed items into drying racks, and unloading and stacking dry items

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
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