Course Start Date
20 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 modelling and construction
- 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
- Junior assistant fashion designer
- Junior assistant textile designer
- Junior interior designer
- Junior art administration officer
- Junior graphic designer
- Junior furniture designer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 20 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 18 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 3 days a weeks.
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.
The timetable is indicative only- days could be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday depending on teachers and workshop availability.
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 Stationery required: A pen for writing notes, fine tip permanent, Fine felt tip pen / Artline, 30cm metal ruler, eraser, sharpener, pencils: HB, B, H, mechanical pencil with .05 or .03 leads, compass that holds a pencil, A4 notebook, 2 x A4 plastic sleeve folder (cheap from supermarket- to hold briefs/notes), A4 visual diary 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 to $100. All tools are loaned to students for one semester, however it is the student's responsibility to replace any lost or damaged tools.
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
|CUAACD311||Produce drawings to communicate ideas|
|CUADES201||Follow a design process|
|CUADES301||Explore the use of colour|
|CUADES302||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms|
|CUADES304||Source and apply design industry knowledge|
|CUAPPR311||Produce creative work|
|CUAWHS312||Apply work health and safety practices|
|CUADES421||Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects|
|MEM19038A||Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production|
|CUADES303||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms|
|CUAGRD311||Prepare files for print|
|CUAPPR314||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.
Enmore ( Focus on Jewellery)
Phone 131 601
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