Course Start Date
18 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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
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 13.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation and research.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Wednesday from 9:30am to 3:00pm. 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
In addition to your course fee, there will be additional ongoing material costs for metal, gems and tools. Depending on the type of materials, this could be from $50.00 to $100.00. All tools are loaned to students for one semester, however it is the student's responsibility to replace any lost or damaged tools.
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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
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|BSBDES302||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms|
|BSBDES303||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms|
|BSBDES301||Explore the use of colour|
|BSBDES201||Follow a design process|
|CUAACD301||Produce drawings to communicate ideas|
|BSBDES304||Source and apply design industry knowledge|
|MEM19038A-UNGRADED||Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production|
|CUAPPR304||Participate in collaborative creative projects|
|CUAGRD301||Prepare files for publication|
|CUAACD302||Produce computer-aided drawings|
|CUADES401||Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects|
Junior graphic design assistant
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.
Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601
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