NSQF-3D Printing Operator.pdf

3D Printing Operator

  • Job DescriptionA 3D printer operator is a competent individual with technical and creative skills in additive manufacturing. They use computer-aided (CAD) software to develop designs to be 3D printed into finished works. 3D Printing technicians assist in the designing and programming of products, ranging from prosthetic products to 3D miniatures. They may also provide 3D printing maintenance, check 3D renders for customers and run 3D printing tests. 3D printing technicians can also repair, maintain and clean 3D printers.
  • Originally Approved17th NSQC Meeting – NCVET – March, 2022
  • Last Revised-
  • Code2022/ME/MESC/05697
  • SectorMedia & Entertainment
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours510
  • Accrediting BodiesMESC – Media & Entertainment Skill Council
  • Certifying BodiesMESC – Media & Entertainment Skill Council
  • Proposed Occupation


  • International Comparability


  • Progression Pathway

    Level 5 (Vertical)
    Designer / CAD Operator

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    RPL with prominent Radio, Film, TV, and Advertisement and other allied Industry.

  • Qualification File NSQF-3D Printing Operator.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Estimated size (Hours) Level
    MES/N2528: Analyse 3D Technology for printing 60 4
    MES/N0533: Prepare 3D design, digital models and prototypes 60 4
    MES/N0534: Data preparation and printing 90 4
    MES/N0535: Operate 3D scanning and printing machinery 90 4
    MES/N0536: Conduct servicing and repairing equipment 60 4
    MES/N0104: Maintain Workplace Health & Safety 90 4
    Sub Total (A) 450 4
    Optional component
    OJT 60 4
    Sub Total (B) 60 4
    Total A+B 510 Level 4
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