Short Courses

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTING (ID2)

Course Objectives:

After completing this course the candidate will have a broad understanding of the major printing processes from pre-press, through printing to finishing.

Who should attend this Course:

While this certificate course forms part of the modules that all Apprentices in the Printing and Packaging Industry are required to complete (with a pass mark of 80%), it is a valuable course to enroll all new or existing staff who do not have knowledge of print.  Sales and Marketing Representatives, Advertising Agency staff and Print Clients have also benefited from attending this course.

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Course Content

  • Introduction to Printing
  • Manufacturing of Paper and board
  • Light and photography
  • Colour
  • Pre-Press
  • Print Finishing

The Major Printing Processes

  • Letterpress
  • Flexography
  • Lithography
  • Gravure
  • Screen Printing
  • Digital Printing

SUPERVISOR COURSE: US14667 NQF LEVEL 4, 10 CREDITS

Course Objectives:

This learning programme is intended for all persons who need to describe and apply the management functions of an organisation. This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. It provides the background necessary to understand the management function in an organisation. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost centre, section or department. Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The latter positions are used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

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ESTIMATING FOR PRINTERS

Course Objectives:

This course will assist individuals in not only calculating estimates but also production planning, management and sales.

Who should attend this Course:

It should be noted that this course is not only suitable for prospective Print Estimator’s but has,
over the years, been attended by the all involved in print production from the Sales reps to work ticket writers, DTP operators, production Planners etc.

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Course Content

  • Introduction to Estimating
  • Paper and Paper Calculations
  • Technical Terms
  • Schemes
  • Magazine Production
  • Book Work
  • Jobbing Work
  • Estimating for Web-Offset
  • Computers and Computer Assisted Estimating
  • Type Calculations
  • Imposition
  • Standard Layout for the Preparation of Quotes
  • Label Work
  • Hourly Cost Rates (overview)
  • Carton Work
  • Gravure and Flexographic Printing (Brief overview)

Folding Machine Operator Theory Module

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to equip your employees with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to safely and competently operate Folding Machines

Who should attend this Course:

Any employee, who is required to perform folding operations, ought to complete this skills programme

Experienced Operators should also complete these modules to provide them recognition of prior learning

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Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Folding
  • Types & Functions of Folding Machines
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Interpretation of work ticket information
  • Printers’ Marks
  • Paper & Paper Board
    • Manufacturing process
    • Paper grain & smoothness
    • International paper sizes
    • Paper properties & strength
    • Environmental influences
    • Recycling

Guillotine Operator Theory Module

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to equip your employees with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to safely and competently operate a guillotine.

Who should attend this Course:

Any employee, who is required to perform folding operations, ought to complete this skills programme

Experienced Operators should also complete these modules to provide them recognition of prior learning

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Course Content

  • Introduction
  • The parts & functions of guillotines
  • Safe working practice
  • Daily safety checks & regular maintenance
  • Interpretation of work ticket information
  • The relationship between clamping & cutting
  • Cutting knives & sticks
  • Cutting sequencing & best practices
  • The human machine interface (HMI)
  • Paper & Paper Board
    • Manufacturing process
    • Paper grain & smoothness
    • International paper sizes
    • Paper properties & strength
    • Environmental influences
    • Recycling

FRONT OFFICE SKILLS

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to ensure that staff members who deal with the company’s clients, suppliers and other callers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deal with the situations as they present themselves. These include controlling and guiding the outcome of calls to ensure the desired outcome, dealing with difficult callers and promoting the company’s image.

More than half of all business is initiated and/or takes place over the telephone. Customers and their business are won or lost by the way they are treated over the telephone..

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DISCIPLINARY GRIEVANCE

Course Objectives:

The Regional Chambers of PRINTING SA run a variety of practically orientated Labour Law workshops.
These workshops are designed to cover the practical implications of the Labour Relations Act in the workplace and are adapted to 1st Line Management Level and those incumbents who are required to chair disciplinary hearings and apply corrective disciplinary measures in the workplace.

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HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING COURSES

THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE OFFERED AT THE VARIOUS CHAMBERS, PLEASE ENQUIRE DIRECTLY WITH YOUR CHAMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The courses listed below are reflected on the national calendar for each chamber

  • HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
  • BASIC FIRE FIGHTING
  • BASIC FIRST AID

Please contact your chamber to request information on the courses listed below:

  • GENERAL HEALTH & SAFETY
  • ADVANCED HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • ACCIDENT/INCIDENT INVESTIGATION
  • SAFETY INDUCTION
  • FORKLIFT – NEW DRIVERS
  • FORKLIFT – RE-EVALUATIONS
  • OVERHEAD CRANE – NOVICE
  • OVERHEAD CRANE – RE-EVALUATIONS
  • SCAFFOLD SAFETY
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DIGITAL PROGRAMME

The brand new Commercial Digital Printer Skills Programme was successfully piloted in Gauteng during 2016 and is currently being rolled out to all other Regions.  This skills programme consists of knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience modules and is recognised by the FP&M SETA as an NQF Level 3 programme.

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Knowledge Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Digital Printing

This module comprises 6 units and covers the basics of the elements that are involved in the digital printing environments. The difference between digital printing and traditional printing will be explored as well as the types of machinery and processes involved.

  • Unit 1: Overview of the history and development in digital printing.
  • Unit 2: Workflows from receiving files to pre-flight checking to raster image processing, printing, finishing and packing.
  • Unit 3: Introduction to digital printing processes, including, design for print and desktop design programs.
  • Unit 4: The finishing process.
  • Unit 5: Variable data printing.
  • Unit 6: Overview of the various occupations available in the field.

Module 2:  DTP & File Design

This module comprises 6 units covering the field of Desktop publishing and file design.

  • Unit 1:  The desktop publishing process, including, how to prepare files in different DTP software applications for print and the web.
  • Unit 2: Desktop tools and resources (Resolution, printers’ marks, PDF creation and file conversion).
  • Unit 3: File formats (CMYK, RGB, print designs, wide & narrow format printing)
  • Unit 4: Raster image processing (RIPS), including vector and bitmap file formats and pre-press and press/machine proofing.
  • Unit 5: Variable data printing (including web-to-print).
  • Unit 6: Pre-flighting, impositioning and proofing.

Module 3: Colour

The Colour Module aims to convey the basic colour theory applicable in today’s digital printing industry. Colour perception, colour standards and charts are discussed in depth, including colour theory, FOGRA 39 & ICC profiles.

  • Unit 1: How colour is made up for printing or for viewing on the monitor.
  • Unit 2: Colour perception.
  • Unit 3: How temperature affects ink.
  • Unit 4: Colour charts and standards.

Module 4: Inks

This module deals with the inks used in laser and ink jet printing.

  • Unit 1: Types of ink.
  • Unit 2: Matching of inks to machines and media.
  • Unit 3: Health, safety and environmental concerns.
  • Unit 4: How ink affects the look of finished products.

Module 5: Media

This module is split into two sections and covers wide and cut sheet format print media.

Section A:

  • Unit 1: The difference between office printers and production printers.
  • Unit 2: Storage and maintenance of reels.
  • Unit 3: The environmental impact of the wide format printing.
  • Unit 4: Quality control.

Section B:

  • Unit 5: Media and substrates.
  • Unit 6: Storage and maintenance of sheets.
  • Unit 7: The environmental impact of cut sheet printing.
  • Unit 8: Quality control.


Module 6: Finishing

This module delivers a broad overview of bindery theory, cutting, folding, lamination, in-line, off-line and near-line finishing. It also deals with the process of covering, quality control, packaging, mounting, seams, bonding and safety within the printing industry.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to binding and booklet making.
  • Unit 2: Cutting and other finishing processes.
  • Unit 3: In-line, near-line and off-line finishing processes.
  • Unit 4: Narrow format finishing.
  • Unit 5: Quality control of finished products.
  • Unit 6: Wide format finishing processes.
  • Unit 7: Safety in the printing industry.

Module 7: Overview of Machines

This module covers the basics of the elements that are involved in the digital printing environments. The difference between digital printing and traditional printing are explored as well as the types of machinery and processes involved.

  • Unit 1: Various machine types.
  • Unit 2: Printer functions, capabilities and limitations.
  • Unit 3: Maintenance and safety procedures relating to large inkjet and laser printers.
  • Unit 4: Quality control.
  • Unit 5: The environmental impact/footprint of the digital printing industry.

Technical Theory Block 1,2 & 3

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Business Management Programme

INTRODUCTION:

Wits Commercial Enterprise together with PRINTING SA will be offering a Short Business Management Programme (BMP) (NQF level 5) and a Management Development Programme (MDP) (NQF level 7) over a period of 6 months. These two programmes have been customised to specifically suit the Printing and Packaging industries.

BMP (NQF 5) COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To introduce new managers via a bridging Business Management Programme to concepts and business skills in the following areas: Introduction to Printing and Packaging together with an overview of the Industry, Business Communication, Principles of Finance and Accounting in the Printing Industry, Business Management, Human Resources Concepts, Planning, Project Management and Production Scheduling.

Management Development Programme

INTRODUCTION:

Wits Commercial Enterprise together with PRINTING SA will be offering a Short Management Development Programme (MDP) (NQF level 7) over a period of 6 months. These two programmes have been customised to specifically suit the Printing and Packaging industries. The MDP course has 6 modules with 2 electives (delegate must select one of the 2 electives)

MDP (NQF 7) COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To broaden the perspective of managers, salespeople and specialists in the printing and packaging industry whose previous experience has been mainly in a specialist area, by providing knowledge, skills and techniques that will lead to more professional management, the ability to make sound and informed decisions, increase the effectiveness of working with diversity in the workplace, and to foster awareness of economic, political and social factors affecting business management.

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SPECIAL COURSES

  • TT SKILLS POOL
  • DIGITAL SKILLS POOL
  • SCREEN PRINTING PROGRAMME
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