Printing Assistants and Table Workers

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Printing Assistants and Table Workers perform routine printing tasks, operate bindery machines and perform manual binding and finishing of books and printed products.
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Printing Assistants and Table Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
4,400
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$900
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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.

Job Titles

  • Printer's Assistant
  • Printing Table Worker

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts

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