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  • CUA30715

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

At a glance

At a glance

Begin your career in design with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as a junior designer or photographer's assistant. It will also give you the skills you need to undertake further studies.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Photographer's Assistant
  • Junior Design Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in design with this entry-level course. This qualification will prepare you to work as a junior designer or photographer's assistant, or give you the foundation skills you need to undertake further studies in the field. Research shows that creativity, communication and problem-solving will be the most desired skills in the future job market. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to produce innovative digital images, produce pages using a page layout application, and process photographic images. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in media.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBDES201
Follow a design process
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
BSBDES302
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES303
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES304
Source and apply design industry knowledge
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD301
Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Graphic Design Specialisation - Electives
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUADIG405
Produce innovative digital images
CUAPHI302
Capture photographic images
CUAPHI303
Process photo images to work-print and file stage
CUAGRD301
Prepare files for publication
ICPPRP224
Produce pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP324
Create pages using a page layout application
ICPPRP325
Create graphics using a graphics application
Photo Imaging Specialisation - Electives
BSBDES304
Source and apply design industry knowledge
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUADIG405
Produce innovative digital images
CUAPHI302
Capture photographic images
CUAPHI303
Process photo images to work-print and file stage
ICPPRP224
Produce pages using a page layout application

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must have completed year 10 or equivalent.
If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions apply.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland