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Offering Info

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

  • National Course Code: CUA30715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30715-01V02-21SGR-400

Location – St George, Montgomery Street

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

31.7 Hours per week

Duration

17 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Design Fundamentals prepares you to start a career in the creative industries. Choose an area of specialisation such as graphic design, interior design, jewellery, production and entertainment design, visual arts and photography, ceramics, fashion design and textile design and printing.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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 YOUR TALENT

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will give you:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • A strong foundation to continue your studies and branch out into other creative fields like jewellery design, photography, interior design, fashion design, ceramics and more
  • A portfolio of your work

GROW YOUR CAREER

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

  • Certificate IV Design

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol in this course now.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A passion for being creative
  • An interest in drawing and graphics
  • A keen interest in learning about the design industry
  • Some limited experience is helpful, either at school or self-taught

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date | Time | Location
Thursday, 21 January 2021 | 11:00am to 12:30pm | For information regarding Information Session please contact 131 601
Thursday, 21 January 2021 | 6:00pm to 7:00pm | For information regarding Information Session please contact 131 601

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 17 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 13.7 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, you will need to engage in self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus to adequately develop and refine your practical projects and assignments.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who have little or no experience in Visual Arts, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating visual artworks. it is one pre-requisite into the Diploma of Visual Art. You will learn basic techniques of drawing, painting, printmaking, creative practice and photography.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

An indication of how your weekly timetable may look like is: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am - 3:30pm with an additional studio day for self directed acces and studio mentoring available on request, Mondays from 10:00am to 3:30pm. You will need to attend a minimum of 15 hours of class over 3 days per week for 1 semester.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

A basic took kit will be required to successfully complete this course; it should contain plastic latex gloves, own paint brushes, own papers, etc. You will receive a material list from your class teachers.
Please note our studio has firm WHS Personal protective equipment (PPE) criteria which includes closed shoes, no loose clothing or jewellery are to be worn.
Suggested items are an apron and dust mask if necessary. Other PPE can include: hearing protective devices, such as ear muffs and ear plugs, eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBDES201 Follow a design process
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Elective Units
Number Title
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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