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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Design

  • National Course Code: CUA40715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA40715-01V02-21WCN-011

Western NSW multiple locations: Connected

Armidale, Bathurst, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Boggabilla, Coonabarabran, Coomealla, Cobar, Condobolin, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, Dunedoo, Forbes, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Gilgandra, Grenfell, Inverell, Lake Cargelligo, Lightning Ridge, Lithgow, Moree, Menindee, Mudgee, Narrabri, Nyngan, Orange, Parkes, Quirindi CLC, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Walgett, Warren, Wellington, Wilcannia

Study Type

FT Connected

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

15.1 Hours per week

Duration

36 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.

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.

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.

For successful completion of this course you will need:

  • to have previously completed the Cert III Design Fundamentals course
  • Commit to attending all delivery sessions
  • Undertake a limited amount of study outside face to face hours.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an blended full time course. You will need to complete approximately 15.1 hours of study a week, for 1year.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, assignment preparation and practice.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.

Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are wanting to gain a qualification to work in the design industry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

All enrolled TAFE NSW students are able to access Studiosity via their Student Portal, local LMS and libraries websites.

Studiosity provides personalised, live, online support and feedback after hours and over semester breaks on literacy, structure, referencing and grammar for all core subjects.

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 is a Connected Learning course. This means you will join your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom and will participate in learning activities via video or web conferencing technology. Depending on the course, you may be able to join the class from your local TAFE NSW campus, or from anywhere with a good internet connection, such as your home. Much like a regular class, you will have scheduled times of attendance. The specific attendance requirements for this course are below.

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Blended learning provides students with access to a wide range of courses and training opportunities from a local TAFE NSW campus or from home.

Blended learning combines online, web/video conferencing, and workshops including:

Online
Study using the TAFE Digital online learning platform.

Connected learning on campus
Connected learning enables you to attend your nearest TAFE NSW campus to participate in scheduled video conference classes with your teacher and other students located around the state.

Mobile training units
Mobile training units can be mobilised across many TAFE NSW locations and enable you to access teachers and specialised equipment and resources required on training days.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUADIG402 Design user interfaces
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
CUAGRD301 Prepare files for publication
CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques
CUAGRD401 Research and apply graphic design techniques
ICPPRP224 Produce pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP324 Create pages using a page layout application

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.

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