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Printing Assistant and Table Worker

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

Overview

Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.

Day-to-day

  • assisting with setting up, operating and adjusting machines
  • maintaining and lubricating printing and bindery machines
  • clearing waste and cleaning work areas and machines
  • folding, collating and fastening printed products by machine and hand
  • performing hand binding and finishing operations
  • operating specialised machines such as casing-in and mini binders, and automatic carton folding and gluing machines
  • carrying out routine quality control.

Occupation snapshot
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$963 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Printing Assistant and Table Worker

  • You can work as a Printing Assistant or Table Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in printing, graphic arts or another related field may be useful.

    Find a Certificate III in Printing

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