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CUA30720 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

National ID: CUA30720 State ID: BGV6
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Artificial Creativity Embraced

Looking for an exciting design course that blends cutting-edge Artifical Intelligence (AI) technology with classic design principles? This energised Design Fundamentals course incorporates AI technology into traditional Graphic Design and 3D Product Design experiences, while still emphasising foundational skills and knowledge in both disciplines. The result is a dynamic and forward-thinking curriculum that offers endless opportunities for creative expression and experimentation.

If you don't know which design pathway to follow, this qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts within these areas. You will also learn to evaluate design solutions and communicate your ideas effectively, using a wide range of visual presentation techniques, materials, and technologies.

Over six months, you'll dive into 2D design principles and processes, create basic 3D models using both digital and traditional methods, explore colour theory, and practice your drawing skills. Additionally, you'll gain hands-on experience designing and creating graphic design collateral using Adobe design software.

This is the perfect foundation to take your studies to the next level in various design industries, such as graphic design, product design, or interior design and with AI technology integrated throughout the curriculum, you'll discover new and exciting ways to apply your design skills and take your career to the next level.


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  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Produce creative work including visual design components and combining complex images
  • Apply and use colour
  • Use a creative design process to produce 2D and 3D forms

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity, imagination and artistic flair
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Good problem-solving skills

If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

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

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. 

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

  • Assistant stylist
  • Assistant to Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion Production Assistant
  • Design Assistant
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Sample Machinist
  • Studio assistant

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

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Semester 2, 2023

Perth - On Campus

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,806.00 $575.00 $3,381.00
Concession $845.25 $575.00 $1,420.25

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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