Course Start Date
31.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
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.
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!
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
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 Ceramics and will introduce them to the fundamentals of working with clay. Certificate III is the recommended entry point, it is one pre-requisite into the Diploma of Ceramics. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of wheel throwing, hand-building as well as glaze and firing. To access more information about our program and Art School please visit us online at https://tinyurl.com/y4uuvzmy
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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 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 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
|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|
|CUADIG304||Create visual design components|
|BSBDES202||Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context|
|CUAPPR301||Produce creative work|
|CUAPPR304||Participate in collaborative creative projects|
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Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
Corner of Hotham Road & Kingsway, Gymea
Phone 131 601
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