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Design courses

Design is about creative composition that can be functional, aesthetic and often both together. Study online for a Cert III in Design Fundamentals.

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Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals will give you an introduction to graphic design and will prepare you for further, higher level study. You'll gain knowledge and skills in graphic design and also in fundamental design principles that underpin all design work. All course content has been developed by industry design specialists who have tailored activities and assessments so that they replicate practices used in the graphic design industry.

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Design Jobs

Different design qualifications offer a range of employment opportunities.

Junior Design Assistant

The Cert III in Design Fundamentals qualifies you as a Junior Design Assistant. This role can be found in various design streams, such as fashion design, graphic design, interior design and visual merchandising. In each case you will be assisting qualified designers by conducting research, providing creative input, communicating with suppliers and clients, using Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut and other relevant programmes and basic administrative tasks such as organizing meetings and ordering supplies.

The TAFE NSW Online learning system ‘Canvas’ lets you study wherever and whenever you like all on your laptop, tablet or smartphone

In fact it’s the only program of its kind that is optimised for smartphone. The easy to use interface has all the readings, course notes, videos and support material for each level built in.

Everything is designed to help you stick to your study schedule, pass the course and upgrade to the career of your dreams. There’s a personalised dashboard for tracking your progress, and a diary to help you manage your study around your everyday life. You can set up notifications on email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter. So you’ll always know when an assignment is due, it’ll even chase you up if you forget!

Want to try it for yourself?

Our Preparing for TAFE Online study short course is designed specifically to help you plan to succeed with your learning online.