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Offering Info

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

  • National Course Code: CUA30720
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30720-01V01-22DCE-255

Location – Enmore ( Focus on Jewellery)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20 Hours per week

Duration

3 days

  • 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. 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

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

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 now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers Certificate III in Design Fundamentals as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the design industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A passion for being creative
  • An interest in drawing and graphics
  • A keen interest in learning about the design industry
  • Some experience in visual arts or design technology, either at school or self-taught
  • The ability to have basic computing skills
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

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

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

'STUDY COMMITMENT

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

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
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

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

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.

Course Location

Enmore ( Focus on Jewellery)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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