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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Design

  • National Course Code: CUA40715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40715-01V02-20DCE-202

Location – Design Centre Enmore (Graphic Design)

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

9 Hours per week

Duration

34 Weeks

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

Course Details

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:

  • Fashion
  • Graphic design
  • Interior design
  • Jewellery
  • 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.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, design thinking is a crucial skill that is transferable across all industries.

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 strong interest in areas of design
  • The ability to think creatively
  • The ability to draw and create graphics
  • Some design experience or previous education
  • Be willing to work collaboratively on creative design
  • Be able to creatively problem solve

If you need support in preparation 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.

Although there is not a national pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that people entering this qualification possess a basic knowledge of design such as having completed Design and Technology and/or Visual Arts at High School, or have some relevant design experience.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:
To be able to successfully complete this course, you will need to prioritise time for design research and development and use time management skills to meet project deadlines. Projects may include the use of specialist design software, and require group work and presentations.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part-time Evening course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 3 evenings a week, for 34 weeks. As well as the in-class component, there is 7 hours of other study per week.

You can also expect approximately 2.5 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 9 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?

"ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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

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.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Elective Units
Number Title
ICPPRP324 Create pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP224 Produce pages using a page layout application
CUAGRD401 Research and apply graphic design techniques
CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques
CUAGRD301 Prepare files for publication
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
CUADIG402 Design user interfaces
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process

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

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

Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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