Course Start Date
18 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Design gives you the opportunity to explore a creative career while learning the essentials of design thinking, principles and applications. Study in purpose-built studios, workspaces and galleries and go onto to further study or work in this dynamic field.
DESIGN YOUR WAY
Depending on your location and career goals, focus your Certificate IV in Design in a sought-after discipline:
- Graphic design
- Interior design
- Production and entertainment
- Textile and printing
Check study locations below to view your options.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
You will learn theory and practice in design fundamentals:
- Develop critical and creative thinking
- Generate design solutions to client needs
- Work with colour processes and colour theory
- Realise a creative project from start to finish
- Create 2D and 3D models digitally and by hand
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop these attributes to launch your career:
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Take direction and follow a brief
- Bring concepts to life through design
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Design qualification
- Pathways into other creative fields like photography, ceramics and more
- A portfolio of your work to share with employers
Career outcomes depending on your focus:
- Junior graphic design assistant
- Furniture design assistant
- Work in a creative retail spaces such as museums and galleries
YOUR STUDY PATHWAYS
Take your creative practice to the next level with the:
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Diploma of Live Production Design
Advance your creative technique with the Diploma of Creative Practice or the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Creative Practice.
From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, design thinking is a crucial skill that is transferable across all industries.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Full time Face to Face 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 14 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
The majority of Certificate IV in Design Learners are school leavers.
No previous design knowledge is assumed however many learners have undertaken Design & Technology and/or Visual Arts at high school previously.
SERVICES AND STUDY 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)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- 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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. 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?
There may be additional incidental costs associated with this course such as purchasing art materials, field trips and gallery visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources. It is also recommended that you have access outside of college to a computer and relevant design software.
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
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|BSBDES401||Generate design solutions|
|BSBCRT301||Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills|
|BSBDES305||Source and apply information on the history and theory of design|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|BSBDES402||Interpret and respond to a design brief|
|CUAACD401||Integrate colour theory and design processes|
|CUAPPR401||Realise a creative project|
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process|
|CUADIG402||Design user interfaces|
|CUAGRD401||Research and apply graphic design techniques|
|CUAGRD302||Use typography techniques|
|CUADRA401||Experiment with techniques to produce drawings|
|ICPPRP224||Produce pages using a page layout application|
|ICPPRP324||Create pages using a page layout application|
|CUAGRD301||Prepare files for publication|
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.
Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601
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