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 principles. Study in purpose-built studios, workspaces and galleries to go onto to further study or work in this dynamic field.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Generate design solutions to meet client needs
- Research and apply information using the history and theory of design
- Work with colour processes and colour theory
- Realise a creative project from start to finish
- Be aware of the health and safety of yourself and others in the workplace
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- An ability to draw and conceptualise
- Collaboration and teamwork skills
- The ability to take direction and follow a brief
- An enthusiasm for design and creativity
- Great communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Furniture design assistant
- Junior graphic design assistant
- Interior design assistant
- Jewellery design assistant
- Textile studio assistant
- Fashion studio assistant
- Art supplies retail assistant
- Gallery volunteer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Diploma of Live Production Design
- Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
- Advanced Diploma of Live Production and Management Services
Or advance your creative technique with the Bachelor of Creative Practice with TAFE NSW Degrees.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 23rd June 2021||6.00pm to 8.00pm||Design Centre Enmore, Bldg G, Level G, Room 10|
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 13.8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
No previous design knowledge is assumed however many learners have undertaken Design & Technology and/or visual Arts at high school previously.
There are no entry requirements, however a Certificate III Design Fundamentals CUA30715 is desirable.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
Accessibility and Disability Services
International Student Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/student-services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
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.
This course is currently scheduled Wednesday from 9:30am to 6:00pm, Thursday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. 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?
Additonal resources will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $190.00 for materials/consumables, subsidising field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.
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
|BSBCRT301||Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills|
|BSBDES305||Source and apply information on the history and theory of design|
|BSBDES401||Generate design solutions|
|BSBDES402||Interpret and respond to a design brief|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|CUAACD401||Integrate colour theory and design processes|
|CUAPPR401||Realise a creative project|
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process|
|BSBDES403||Develop and extend design skills and practice|
|CUAACD304||Make scale models|
|CUADRA401||Experiment with techniques to produce drawings|
|CUAGRD401||Research and apply graphic design techniques|
|CUAILL401||Develop and refine illustrative work|
|CUAIND401||Extend expertise in specialist creative fields|
|ICPPRP325||Create graphics using a graphics application|
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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