Course code: 900-82953

Statement of Attainment in Illustrating Books for Children

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Overview About this course

Combine your love of illustration with the endless possibilities of children's literature. Learn the creative process to complete and evaluate your work, and build career opportunities with the specialist skills honed in this niche discipline.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Execute creative work and watch your ideas come to fruition

  • Harness artistic ideas through research, experimentation and collaboration

  • Evaluate your own pieces and see your ability progress

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • A pathway to further study in illustration and graphic design

  • Credit toward a full qualification

  • Specialist skills that will enhance your career opportunities

  • A storyboard and "dummy book" to pitch to industry professionals

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A keen interest in illustration

  • An interest in drawing and graphics

  • An interest in working to a narrative and storytelling

  • Confidence and self-motivation

  • Good organisational skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: illustrator and designer (beginner) with the Certificate IV in Design, junior graphic designer with the Diploma of Graphic Design, junior illustrator with the Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration), illustrator with the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration) and freelance designer/creative with the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Illustrating Books for Children does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Illustrating Books for Children does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Follow a design process CUADES201

  • Develop and refine illustrative work CUAILL401

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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