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Certificate IV in Design

  • National Course Code: CUA40715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40715-01V02-19ULT-146

Location – Ultimo College, Main Campus (Fashion Design)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week



15 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills.

Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Certificate IV in Design (Fashion Design)

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (FASHION DESIGN) or equivalent is a pre-requisite for this course. Application requires teacher assessment.

You will build on your exisiting skills in illustration and life drawing, fashion design, CAD specific for fashion practice, as well as a comprehensive introduction to fashion industry knowledge and some basic sewing and patternmaking to create a prototype.
This course has a holistic delivery and comprises a major project completed across a number of subjects where students are required to create a new fashion label and design a capsule range for this brand.
You will look at market segments and positioning and present your brand to a panel complete with design, illustrations, technical sketches and spec sheets complied in a CAD produced booklet.

In dddition to your classes on campus, you should expect to do at least 6 hours per week of activities which may include study, participation in in-house events, exhibitions and other required course related activities.

Please attend one of our general Information Sessions at Ultimo College, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris St, Ultimo, Building E, Level 2, Room E2.08: 6:00pm on Wednesday 5 June, 19 June, or 3 July 2019.

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You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class over 3 days per week for 1 Semester. Indicative timetable: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. This schedule may be subject to change.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

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To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria:


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Number Title
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
CUADES401 Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project
MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch

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Course Location

Ultimo College, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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