Training

Expand your skills and empower the industry with training courses from Printing SA.
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Printing SA Provides Quality, Demand-Driven Education

Printing SA offers a wide range of courses and learning programmes designed to meet the needs of the printing, packaging, signage and visual communications industry.

Our Introduction courses have been developed to properly prepare new entrants to the industry for the world of work and to excite them about the prospect of taking up a career in this vibrant industry.

Our Technical courses include our Technical Theoretical Modules for Apprentices which will be presented via our brand new dual system of learning in 2021. Apprentices attend classes online for two days per week while receiving practical skills training and experience at their workplaces during the balance of the week. We are also introducing a range of short learning programmes, which are aligned to new QCTO qualifications that will be rolled out over the next 3 years.

In addition to the Colour Management eLearning course that we successfully piloted with FESPA during 2020, we will be introducing print and packaging specific Adobe Creative Cloud blended eLearning courses during 2021.

Our Administrative courses have been designed to prepare up and coming Managers for their pivotal role with our brand new Team Leader programme. The WITS Business Management and Management Development Programmes also go online in 2021.

Introduction Courses

FLP
Foundational Learning Programme Foundational Learning Programme

Printing SA has embarked on a new skills pool strategy to provide Member Companies with talented individuals who are eager to take up career opportunities in the Printing, Packaging and Signage Industry. The FLP start with talent screening and selection.

FLC English Communications
FLC English Communications

This 3-month course of study outlines the minimum level of competence required for optimal functioning in the world of work and for those learners enrolled on NQF Levels 2 to 4 occupational qualifications.

FLC Maths Literacy
FLC Maths Literacy

This 3-month course of study outlines the minimum level of competence required for optimal functioning in the world of work and for those learners enrolled on NQF Levels 2 to 4 occupational qualifications.

Printing and Packaging Industry Programme
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This course includes a series of brand-new occupational videos and has been developed in-line with the knowledge subject specifications and assessment criteria of the new printing and packaging qualifications that are being developed and approved by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

Occupational Health and Safety Programmes
Occupational Health and Safety Programmes

The contents of the following Occupational health and safety compliance training programmes have been aligned to the risks associated with working in Printing and Packaging factories and are also aligned to the knowledge subject specifications and assessment criteria.

Work Life Orientation Programmes
Work Life Orientation Programmes

Our series of Work Life Orientation training courses properly prepare Learners for the world of work in the Printing, Packaging and Signage Industry and are also aligned to the afore-mentioned QCTO occupational qualifications.

Introduction to Printing Course
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Printing SA still offers the ID2 course to introduce candidates to the various pre-press, printing and post press processes.

Technical Courses

Technical Theoretical Modules
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Printing SA offers TT (Technical Theoretical) Modules in all Pre-Press, Printing, Packaging and Finishing trades. Our learning material has been redesigned and developed to provide CBMT Apprentices with the up-to-date knowledge they require to thoroughly understand the practical tasks that they are learning in the workplace. These modules will be presented via Google Classroom using our new dual system in 2021.

Colour Management eLearning
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Printing SA invites anyone in the industry who is responsible for the measurement, control and management of colour, from concept and design to pre-press and printing to register for our Colour Management eLearning programme. This programme is being offered internationally and has received critical acclaim from those who have completed it in the previous year. Dont miss out on this great opportunity and register now to learn more about how you can broaden your colour spectrum.

dobe Creative Cloud Blended
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The Printing SA Adobe Creative Cloud Blended eLearning courses have been developed specifically for the printing, packaging, signage and visual communications Industry and meet the assessment specifications of the new QCTO Electronic Pre-press Technician Qualifications. The blended eLearning classes combine video tutorials, rich interactive eLearning technologies and learning material with practical activities, online contact sessions and assessments.

Commercial Digital Printer
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The objective of this course is to introduce learners to the digital printing Industry and to teach the key concepts and theories that they will need to become proficient in the digital pre-press, printing and print finishing environments.

Digital Cutting and Creasing Operator Skills Programme
Digital Cutting and Creasing Operator Skills Programme

Printing SA has developed a range of Short Learning Programmes that form part of the new SAQA registered Carton Maker qualification. This Short Learning Programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Carton Designer needs to competently setup, operate and maintain a digital cutting and creasing machine.

Flexo Plate Maker Skills Programme
Flexo Plate Maker Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Flexo Plate Maker needs to competently make flexographic printing plates.
Participating companies will be provided Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Assessment Instruments for all the prescribed practical activities.

Flexographic Plate Mounter Skills Programme
Flexographic Plate Mounter Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Flexographic Plate Mounter needs to competently mount flexographic printing plates.
Participating companies will be provided Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Assessment Instruments for all the prescribed practical activities.

Lithographic Plate Maker Skills Programme
Lithographic Plate Maker Skills Programme

Printing SA has developed a range of short learning programmes that form part of the Electronic Pre-Press Lithographic Technician qualification which is soon to be registered by SAQA.

Die Cutting and Creasing Operator Skills Programme
Die Cutting and Creasing Operator Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Carton Cutting and Creasing Machine Operator needs to competently setup, operateand maintain cutting and creasing machines.

Folding and Gluing Operator Skills Programme
Folding and Gluing Operator Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Carton Folding and Gluing Machine Operator needs to competently setup, operate and maintain carton folding and gluing machines.

Sheetfed Lithographers Assistant Skills Programme
Sheetfed Lithographers Assistant Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Sheetfed Lithographers Assistant needs to competently assist Sheetfed Lithographers setup, operate and maintain lithographic printing presses.

Guillotine Operator Skills Programme
Guillotine Operator Skills Programme

The objective of the Printing SA Guillotine Operator Skills Programme is to equip your employees with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to safely and competently operate a guillotine. 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.

Folding Machine Operator Skills Programme
Folding Machine Operator Skills Programme

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

Saddle Stitching Operator Skills Programme
Saddle Stitching Operator Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Saddle Stitching Machine Operator needs to competently setup, operate and maintain a saddle stitching line.

Adhesive Binding Operator Skills Programme
Adhesive Binding Operator Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that an Adhesive Binding Machine Operator needs to competently setup, operate and maintain an adhesive binding line.

Reelstand Operator Skills Programme
Reelstand Operator Skills Programme

This learning programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Reelstand Operator needs to compentently setup, operate a reelstand.

Instructing the Modular Way (IMW)
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.

Administration Courses

Team Leader Programme
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Are you CONFIDENT, ARTICULATE, DRIVEN, PASSIONATE and MOTIVATED? If the answer is YES, then the Printing SA Team Leader Programme is waiting for you! Printing SA provides delegates with a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of a team leader, and provides them with the tools to become more effective leaders in the workplace, identifying various leadership styles and when to use the most appropriate one.

BMP
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Wits Commercial Enterprise, in collaboration with Printing SA, offers a Short Business Management Programme (BMP).

MDP
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Printing SA in partnership with WITS introduces new managers to concepts and business skills and prepare them to take on responsibilities that will contribute effectively towards the growth and development of their organisation. This course is designed for new managerial employees, or those aspiring to become managers.

Estimating for Printers
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To provide delegates the concepts and theories needed to produce accurate print costings and estimates. The course forms part of the Diploma in Printing Management run at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT).

Production Planning and Estimating
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Printing SA’s Production Planning and Estimating course forms part of CPUT’s Diploma in Printing Management. This practical orientated course enables Learners to apply what they have learnt in the Estimating for Printers course, thus further expanding their training The course is open to Learners who have completed the Estimating for Printers course and will be presented via Google Classrooms in 2021.

Labour Law Workshop
Labour Law Workshop

The Regional Chambers of Printing SA provide a range of personalised Labour Law Workshops designed to provide first line management, or those aspiring to such positions, the necessary knowledge and skill to Conduct Corrective Disciplinary Procedures and Initiate and Chair Disciplinary Enquiries.