Printing

If you enjoy getting creative, working with technology and producing a useful product, a career in the printing industry could suit you.

Employers

What do we offer

We partner with your industry association PrintNZ and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry and identifying potential apprentices and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like the annual PrintNZ conference and celebrate your learners’ success, including as a joint venture partner in the annual Print Industry Apprentice of the Year Award. 

Qualifications available

The New Zealand Certificate in Print is available at Level 3 and Level 4. Apprenticeships for printing include the completion of both levels. Other options include completing just one National Certificate or a limited credit training program to suit your particular needs. Specialisations within these qualifications include:

  • Sheet Fed Offset Printing 
  • Reel Fed Printing 
  • Screen Printing (Flat Sheet / Fabric / Formed Shapes) 
  • Dry Offset 
  • Digital Processes for Print 
  • Pad Printing 
  • Direct Mail

NZQA qualification overview for Level 3 

NZQA qualification overview for Level 4

New Zealand Certificates in Binding & Finishing are available at Level 3 and Level 4. Apprenticeships for binding and finishing include the completion of both levels. Other options include completing just one National Certificate or limited credit training program to suit your particular needs. Specialisations within these certificates include:

  • Folder Operation 
  • Guillotine Operation 
  • Hand Bookbinding 
  • Machine Bookbinding 
  • Print Finishing (Reel Fed / Sheet Fed 

Study Programme

Most of the learning for printing and binding and finishing qualifications is completed on the job. Depending on the area of training selected there may be the requirement to attend a short course. Your account manager will advise you on these as necessary.

NZQA qualification overview for Level 3

NZQA qualification overview for Level 4