Introduction to Computers

The content of this 1-day course includes:

   Computer Basics

   Networks and Internet

   Computer Software

   Categories of Computers

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Basic Labour Legislation

The content of this 1-day course includes:

   Know Your Rights

   Employee and Employer Rights

   The Labour Relations Act

   Basic Conditions of Employment Act

   Employment Equity Act

   Skills Development Act

   Introduction to packaging

   Unemployment Insurance Act

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All registered Learners and new comers to the Industry should attend this course.

Workplace Internship

The last phase of the FLP consists of a 3-month Internship during which time Learners gain valuable workplace experience and exposure to the following areas:

   Raw material stores

   Material handling and material handling equipment

   Printing or Packaging processes

   Printing or Packaging material surface requirements

   Post printing or packaging finishing processes

   Despatch

   Sales, estimating and production planning

Learners are registered as Interns with the FP&M SETA. Member Companies are provided Learner/Intern logbooks to record the workplace experience and exposure that they receive.

Introduction to Printing

Printing SA still offers the ID2 course to introduce candidates to the various pre-press, printing and post press processes. This course provides candidates insight into the wonderfully diverse Industry that they have entered and provides the necessary underpinning knowledge that Apprentices, indentured in the current CBMT trade training programmes, need when furthering their technical theoretical studies.

The content of this 21⁄2-day course includes:

   Introduction to Printing

   Paper Making

   Light and Photography

   Colour

   Pre-Press

   The Major Printing Processes

   Print Finishing

 

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Technical Theoretical Modules (TT1, 2 and 3)

Printing SA offers TT Modules in all Pre-Press, Printing, Packaging and Finishing trades. Apprentices indentured in the existing CBMT trade training programmes, who are enrolled on Printing SA’s TT Modules, will benefit from receiving tuition based on our newly redesigned and developed learning material.

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The FP&M SETA have approved Printing SA’s flexible TT Timetable which provides for four date options for TT1 and TT2, and two date options for TT3 each year.

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We have also introduced an FP&M SETA approved continuous assessment model whereby Learners are assessed (closed book examination) on every module to ensure total comprehension before moving on to the next. The results of these assessments contribute 40% toward their final FP&M SETA examination. The excellent results that we are achieving in the final examinations bears testimony to the fact that this strategy is working.

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Instructing the Modular Way (IMW)

This FP&M SETA accredited course provides subject matter experts, who are required to train and assess Apprentice/Learners, the necessary competencies to prepare, structure and conduct one-to-one training in the workplace.

Printing SA has found that the current mentoring, coaching and assessor training programmes on offer do not address the critical competencies that subject matter experts require to effectively deliver one-on-one training and assessment in Printing and Packaging Trades.

The content of this 3-day course includes:

    One-to-one training: Preparation and structure

    One-to-one training: Practice

    Action plan

    Competency Based Modular Training

    Practical Module Assessment Instrument Development

     Knowledge Module Learning Guide Development

     One-to-one training Assessment Role Play

     Assignment delegation

 

Delegates need to successfully complete an assignment before receiving a Printing SA/FP&M SETA Certificate of Competence and recognition as Trade Training Instructor.

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While this course runs from time to time as an Industry Programme it is best suited to be personalised to run in- house to a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 Delegates.

Part Qualification Skills Programmes:

Printing SA have developed skills programmes for the Guillotine and Folding Machine Operators that align to the knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience modules of the new bookbinding qualifications that have been developed and approved by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Once these new qualifications are registered by SAQA on the NQF, candidates will be able to obtain Occupational Qualification Certification from the QCTO after successfully completing the final external integrated summative assessments.

 

Guillotine Operator Skills Programme

Our FP&M SETA accredited guillotine operator skills programme consists of knowledge – practical skills and workplace experience modules.

The content of knowledge module 1 includes the following:

   The parts and functions of guillotines

    Safe working practice

    Daily safety checks and regular maintenance

    Interpretation of work ticket information

    Safety signs and symbols

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The content of knowledge module 2 includes the following:

   Paper and Paper Board

   The relationship between clamping and cutting

   Cutting knives and sticks

   Cutting sequencing and best practices

   The human machine interface (HMI)

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Learners return to Printing SA for a 3rd day to sit their final theory examination.

Practical Modules are conducted in-house at the workplace. Our subject matter experts visit these workplaces on a monthly basis for 1 hour per visit during the 3-month practical and experiential phase of training to assist with Learner administration. They are also available to assist the in-house experts/trainers with training and assessments. Participating Companies are provided a comprehensive set of assessment instruments to assess Learner competence.

Experience Modules are also conducted in-house at the workplace.
Participating Companies are provided logbooks detailing the workplace experience the Learners are to be

exposed to and the applicable duration thereof.

Once a Learner has completed all his/her training modules they may gain access to the final competency assessment before being providing a Certificate of Competence.

Folding Machine Operator Skills Programme

Our FP&M SETA accredited folding machined operator skills programme consists of knowledge – practical skills and workplace experience modules.

The content of knowledge module 1 includes the following:

   Folding

   Paper & Paper Board

   Safe Working Practices

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The content of knowledge module 2 includes the following:

   Types & Functions of Folding Machines

   Interpretation of work ticket information

   Printers’ Marks

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Learners return to Printing SA for a 3rd day to sit their final theory examination.

Practical Modules are conducted in-house at the workplace.

Our subject matter experts visit these workplaces on a monthly basis for 1 hour per visit during the 3-month Practical and Experiential phase of training to assist with Learner administration. They are also available to assist the in-house experts/trainers with training and assessments.

Participating Companies are provided a comprehensive set of assessment Instruments to assess Learner competence.

Experience Modules are also conducted in-house at the workplace.
Participating Companies are provided logbooks detailing the workplace experience the Learners are to be

exposed to and the applicable duration thereof.

Once a Learner has completed all his/her training modules they may gain access to the final competency assessment before being providing a Certificate of Competence.