Course Start Date
15 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. Specialise in your creative passion, get your foot in the door of the design industry, and develop the foundational skills to bring your artistic vision to life.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Utilise the basics of design from the initial process to completion
- Use colour in design
- Apply design principles to 2D and 3D forms
- Research and apply design industry knowledge
- Use drawing as a tool to express ideas
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Enthusiasm for design and creativity
- A passion to enter the design industry
- The ability to take direction
- A collaborative team player spirit
- Good communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Assistant designer
- Creative retail
- Junior designer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV Design
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended part time time course. You will need to attend approximately 8.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-research, assignment preparation, research and practice.
Studying at a TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre means that you dont have to leave your local community to get a first rate education and access elite training, teachers and support services.
Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.
Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want - in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course provides fundamental skills in a variety of creative areas including Graphic Design, Photography and Visual Arts. Students will be equipped to secure work in a junior capacity in these areas. Students are also able to articulate to higher level studies in these disciplines to gain further skills targeted to their individual area of interest in creative fields. The delivery allows students to select electives in the Screen and Media course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Additional support can be provided if required and is in addition to the structured learning and assessment
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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled at TAFE NSW Coonabarabran, Connected Learning Centre on Thursday and Friday from 9.00am 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?
On orientation students will be given a list of materials that they will need to purchase in order to participate in the course delivery.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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
|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|
|BSBDES402||Interpret and respond to a design brief|
|CUADRA401||Experiment with techniques to produce drawings|
|CUAPHI302||Capture photographic images|
|CUAPPR301||Produce creative work|
|CUAPPR304||Participate in collaborative creative projects|
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.
Coonabarabran Connected Learning Centre
16 Robertson Street, Coonabarabran
Phone 131 601
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