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Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design)

National ID: CUA40715 | State ID: AB15

 

The umbrella of Graphic Design covers many diverse career possibilities.

From Corporate and Branding, Packaging, User Experience, Web/Interface and Environmental signage design to name but a few. 
NMT's Certificate IV is the foundation course which provides you with a broad understanding and experience of the graphic design discipline. 

This qualification is weighted approximately 50/50 digital versus traditional, manual skills. We concentrate on solid software skills using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. 
Our lecturers are hands-on and always present to help as the course is delivered using learning activities such as tutorials, design briefs and class discussions. 
Some units concentrate on an introduction to web and interface design, which are greatly expanded upon in the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses, while other units cover conceptual and creative thinking skills.

Graphic Designers are communicators who communicate through images and words. The industry demands a mastery of typography and you will begin this journey by having fun combining digital techniques with traditional Letterpress to learn the basics. 
Our industry also demands drawing and sketching skills to convey concepts to both clients and fellow designers and the Cert IV drawing unit lays the foundation for further development in digital illustration required in the Diploma and beyond.

Design is a process - a process that combines elements such as layout, colour theory, harmony, contrast and balance into a workable solution whether it be a logo or an app interface and our concept development and ideation units have these foundation skills covered.
Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills needed to enter the Diploma of Graphic Design.

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Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWHS201 AUL95
Generate design solutions BSDBES401 AUJ94
Integrate colour theory and design processes CUAACD401 AWK31
Interpret and respond to a design brief BSBDES402 AUH07
Realise a creative project CUAPPR401 AWH31
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills BSBCRT301 AUL43
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design BSBDES305 AUK43

Elective Units 

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Experiment with techniques to produce drawings CUADRA401 AWJ19
Produce graphics using a graphics application ICPPRP225 AUO40
Prepare files for publication CUAGRD301 AWI99
Produce and edit digital images ICTDMT403 AUT60
Develop and refine illustrative work CUAILL401 AWI78
Build simple websites using commercial programs ICTWEB302 AUX25
Create visual design components CUADIG304 AWJ35
Use typography techniques CUAGRD302 AWI97

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Where Northbridge Building 6
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One year full time.

HowFull-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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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.

 

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

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

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C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

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

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School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate II or Certificate III

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