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Industrial designers create products for the home, workplace and public spaces. If you embark on a career in three-dimensional design, you could find yourself designing a wide range of products, from computers and mobile devices to tableware and bathtubs; from medical equipment to street lighting. 

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CUA40715 AB18 Design (Product Design)
Certificate IV On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
G000000, G000010, product, design, creative, 3d, furniture, cad, TAFEADM, ab18, cua40715, azn5, Product Design Assistant, Furniture Design Assistant, Junior Graphic Design Assistant

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

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

You'll build your design skills and knowledge while undertaking hands-on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. Gain an insight into the specialist methods, skills and technologies used in the 3D design industry  and turn your ideas into prototypes for individual or mass produced consumer products. 

Gain these skills
  • Design and drawing
  • Develop 3D design concepts
  • Build protypes and models
  • Digital design
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity and a love of design
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Practical with technical ability

 

CUA30715 AZN7 Design Fundamentals
Certificate III On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, AZN7, cua30715, D663, CUV30311, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000005, Graphic Design, G000004, Interior Design, G000010, Product Design, designer,

Start designing your creative career

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.

Completing this course gives you a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as interior design or product design.

Gain these skills
  • 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
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

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

 

CUA51115 AB60 Visual Arts (Product Design)
Diploma On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, AB60, cua51115, D657, cuv50111, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000010, 3D, Prototypes, objects, industrial, furniture, wearable object designer, commercial products, product designer, design, Furniture Designer, Shoe Designer, Wearable Object Designer

Take your product design skills to the next level

The Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design) will develop your design skills and knowledge through hands on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. It is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

This course offers a diverse exploration of  the 3D design industry where you will have the opportunity to create consumer products such as furniture, home wares, commercial objects and wearable object design. 

Successfully complete the Diploma and you could find yourself designing high end furniture, or products for the home or commercial use.

Gain these skills
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • 3D design ideas and processes
  • Model making
  • Digital design and art techniques (including CAD)
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Is this course right for me?

 I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity and a love of design
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Practical with technical ability

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    Situated in the heart of Northbridge’s Cultural Precinct, North Metropolitan TAFE is the only government training provider of Creative Industries courses. North Metropolitan TAFE has secured a reputation as the place to go to if you are seeking a career in Creative Industries. Courses remain current through valued industry partnerships and are delivered by industry experts with unparalleled experience and skills. Students have access to unique work placements, gaining exposure to current industry practices.


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