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Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

National ID: CUA30715 | State ID: AZN7


This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts. You will learn how to evaluate design solutions and to communicate ideas effectively using design terminology and a wide variety of visual presentation techniques, materials and technologies.

This course will be available in semester 2, 2017.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 5

1 semester (6 months) full time

How Full-Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Explore the use of colour BSBDES301 AUL40
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms BSBDES303 AUI55
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms BSBDES302 AUJ90
Produce drawings to communicate ideas CUAACD301 AWK35
Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWHS201 AUL95
Source and apply design industry knowledge BSBDES304 AUJ59
Follow a design process BSBDES201 AUL88

Module Group Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce pages using a page layout application ICPPRP224 AUP32
Create graphics using a graphics application ICPPRP325 AUN95
Digitise images for reproduction ICPPRP322 AUN83
Generate high-end PDF files ICPPRP396 AUN91
Implement copyright arrangements CUACMP301 AWJ57
Produce computer image for screen printing ICPPRP382 AUO92
Use advanced features of computer applications ICTICT308 AUU37
Capture photographic images CUAPHI302 AWH76
Process photo images to work-print and file stage CUAPHI303 AWH75
Make scale models CUAACD304 AWK32
Prepare files for publication CUAGRD301 AWI99
Produce computer-aided drawings CUAACD302 AWK34
Select and apply type ICPPRP221 AUM96
Create 3D digital models CUAANM303 AWF65
Create pages using a page layout application ICPPRP324 AUM99
Participate in collaborative creative projects CUAPPR304 AWH32
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design BSBDES305 AUK43
Create electronic presentations BSBITU302 AUK07
Produce and prepare photo images CUADIG303 AWF52
Maintain interactive content CUADIG201 AWF53
Use typography techniques CUAGRD302 AWI97
Experiment with techniques to produce calligraphy CUACAL401 AWJ75
Author interactive sequences CUADIG302 AWJ37
Produce creative work CUAPPR301 AWH34
Create visual design components CUADIG304 AWJ35
Plan a career in the creative arts industry CUAIND304 AWI73
Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context BSBDES202 AUJ72
Produce desktop published documents BSBITU309 AUJ48
Produce PDF files for online or screen display ICPPRP284 AUN46
Write content for a range of media CUAWRT301 AWG50
Produce technical drawings CUAACD303 AWK33
Prepare video assets CUADIG301 AWJ36

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


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