Name of qualification Name of qualification: Operater/operaterka strojev za ofsetni tiskAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Offset printing machine operator
Type of qualification Type of qualification: National vocational qualification, SQF level 5
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Vocational Qualification
Type of education Type of education: Upper secondary technical education
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • At least elementary education and five years' work experience in the field of offset printing; or
  • at least a secondary school qualification and two years' work experience in the field of offset printing; or
  • at least a vocational school qualification in the graphics field and one year's work experience in the field of offset printing.
ISCED field Field:
Arts and humanities
ISCED subfield subfield: audio-visual techniques and media production
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 5
EQF Level: EQF 4

Learning outcomes:

Candidates will be able to:

  • plan and organise their own work and the work of a team,
  • make rational use of energy, material and time,
  • ensure the quality and efficiency of their own work in the working environment in accordance with standards,
  • protect health and the environment, - develop entrepreneurial characteristics, skills and knowledge,
  • communicate with co-workers and clients,
  • lead a team and work in a team,
  • use modern information and communication technologies,
  • carry out work in accordance with technical and technological instructions,
  • operate multicolour offset printing machines and rotary presses,
  • carry out offset printing,
  • carry out varnishing in offset printing,
  • carry out additional technological operations (varnishing, folding, perforating, etc.) on printing machines and rotary presses.


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here.

Assesment and completion:


  • During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio, which is evaluated by a committee. If the portfolio contains the proof of work experience referred to in point 11 of this catalogue, the committee may validate the contents of the catalogue in part or in full;
  • candidates who submit proof of work experience in their portfolio which does not fully satisfy point 11 of this catalogue shall undergo verification in those tasks which the committee is unable to validate;
  • if the candidate does not provide evidence in the portfolio of the work experience referred to in point 11 of this catalogue, the committee will verify these tasks.


Candidates demonstrate their proficiency in the required tasks via a practical assignment; this is followed by an oral presentation.

Operater/operaterka strojev za ofsetni tisk




Matura/vocational course, higher vocational education (SQF level 6), professional higher education (SQF level 7) and academic higher education (SQF level 7)

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body:

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.


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