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Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

National Course Code: CUA30715


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Design Fundamentals equips you with the skills to start your career in junior roles in design studios, retail art spaces, galleries and arts administration. You will learn the guiding principles of design, from concept to product and be challenged to create, make, illustrate and collaborate.


Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn:

  • Basics of design from the initial process
  • Use colour in design
  • Applying design principles to 2D and 3D forms
  • Research and apply design industry knowledge
  • Use drawing as a tool to express ideas
  • Understand work, health and safety principles in the design field


Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to launch your career in this field, including:

  • Passion for being creative
  • Interest in drawing or graphics
  • Keen to learn about the design industry
  • Some experience is helpful, either at school or self-taught


Completing this course will give you:

  • Nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • Strong foundation to continue your studies and branch out into other creative fields like photography, interior design, fashion design, ceramics and more
  • Portfolio of your work


After completing this course, you are ready to take on:

  • Certificate IV Design and start specialising in your area of interest


Everywhere you look, design exists. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, design thinking is a crucial skill that is transferable across all industries. The creative practice and learning process that is fundamental to this course will help you think outside the square and problem solve on a physical, digital and conceptual level.


This course is currently available at 31 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Full Time
  • Study Online

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Design Centre Enmore (Jewellery): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,580.00
  • Start Date: 01 Sep 2020
  • Duration: 17 Weeks

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