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Offering Info

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

  • National Course Code: CUA30715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30715-01V03-21NEP-101

Location – Nepean, Kingswood (Visual Arts/ Photography)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20 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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to:

  • undertake a LLN test as part of orientation or application processes to ensure the correct entry level.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • attend all classes regularly, and undertake some directed and self-directed study in your own time.

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

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time 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 13.8 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, including private study, research and assessment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have experience in some creative activity, or are new to creative practice.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services

  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Moodle
  • Multicultural 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
You may be required to purchase clay at $30 a bag, or $10 per bag for recycled clay, plus some other art materials.

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
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work

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

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Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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