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Certificate IV in Design (Product Design)

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National ID: CUA40715 | State ID: AB18


Are you ready to take your 3D design ideas to the next level?

You'll gain an insight into the specialist methods, skills and technologies utilised in the 3D design industry by completing this Certificate IV Design qualification. You'll build your design skill and knowledge while undertaking hands on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype.

This course is suitable for anyone who does or would like to learn how to, design, draw, use design software and build models and prototypes.

Turn your ideas into prototypes for individual or mass produced consumer products.


Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to health & safety of self & others BSBWHS201 AUL95
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills BSBCRT301 AUL43
Generate design solutions BSBDES401 AUJ94
Integrate colour theory and design processes CUAACD401 AWK31
Interpret and respond to a design brief BSBDES402 AUH07
Realise a creative project CUAPPR401 AWH31
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design BSBDES305 AUK43

Elective Units

National ID Unit of Study
Develop and refine illustrative work CUAILL401 WA378
Experiment with techniques to produce drawings CUADRA401 AWJ19
Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture CUASCU401 AWG91
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms BSBDES303 AUI55
Make scale models CUAACD304 AWK32
Produce drawings to communicate ideas CUAACD301 AWK35
Research and apply graphic design techniques CUAGRD401 AW196
Source and apply design industry knowledge BSBDES304 AUJ59
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Studying at North Metro TAFE has very much prepared me for industry. Claire Garcia-Webb 

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Assistant product designer

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Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design)

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Course Overview

WhereNorthbridge Building 5

One year (2 semesters) full time.

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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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.


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Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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