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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Design

  • National Course Code: CUA40715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40715-01V02-20DCE-210

Location – Design Centre Enmore (Graphic Design)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

18 Hours per week

Duration

17 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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday 22 July, 2020 4:30pm to 6:00pm Join Information Session Here

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is full time, blended 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 13.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study, research, practice and assignments.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have no previous design knowledge, but may have undertaken Design & Technology and/or Visual Arts in high school.

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)
  • 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

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 9:00am to 5:00pm. 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?

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

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

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

Learn more about Fees information.

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