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  1. CUA30715 CERTIFICATE III IN DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
  2. CUA40715 CERTIFICATE IV IN DESIGN

Graphic designers often work as part of a project development team. The immense volume of visual material produced to support both commercial and cultural purposes means that the areas of employment open to graphic designers are very broad. There are opportunities for employment within companies that have constant graphic requirements as well as great scope for self employment selling services to businesses and organisations with only occasional needs.The rapidly developing areas of digital media relating to the internet and multimedia business presentations are opening up new areas of employment for graphic designers.

CUA30715 CERTIFICATE III IN DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

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Our Cert III program introduces you to the basic elements and principles of design, concept development strategies, and the use of a variety of basic materials and methods used by graphic designers. When dealing with any artistic medium you must not only learn the various options available but also be able to think, see and feel in that medium and use the tools to communicate it.   This course can provide an entrance point courses in design, art and media studies and a multitude of career opportunities.

TRAINING PACKAGE STATUS – current

CRICOS COURSE CODE – 090402C

DURATION

One semester (18 weeks of training plus a mid-semester break)

TRAINING LOCATION

On campus at Sterling Business College – 65 Newcastle St Perth

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of 10 years of schooling or equivalent

COURSE UNITS

To achieve this qualification you will be required to successfully complete 12 units – 7 core units and 5 electives.  The elective units will be chosen by Sterling Business College.

Core Units

  • BSBDES201 Follow a design process
  • BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
  • BSBDES302  Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • BSBDES303  Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • BSBDES304  Source & apply design industry knowledge
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Elective Units

  • CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
  • CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
  • CUADIG305 Produce digital images
  • CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques
  • CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects

**Please note: course units may vary

Read more about each unit

PATHWAYS

Study pathways

After achieving this qualification you may choose to undertake a range of Certificate IV level qualifications across a broad range of design disciplines.

Note: SBC may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways

Employment pathways

This qualification provides a pathway to a career in design. There are limited job outcomes at this level, though there may be some employment opportunities in junior roles.

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CUA40715 CERTIFICATE IV IN DESIGN

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This course provides skills in drawing, design process methods and presentation techniques, colour in design, and 3D construction. Students also learn about communicating design concepts, using typography techniques for design work, refining or manipulating photo-images and preparing text and graphic files for print. Students extend their creative thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills while building on their experience in the handling of relevant media, techniques and technologies.

TRAINING PACKAGE STATUS – current

CRICOS COURSE CODE – 090424G

DURATION

One semester (18 weeks of training plus a mid-semester break)

TRAINING LOCATION

On campus at Sterling Business College – 65 Newcastle St Perth

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or equivalent

COURSE UNITS

To achieve this qualification you will be required to successfully complete 15 units – 7 core units and 8 electives.  The elective units will be chosen by Sterling Business College.

Core Units

  • BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
  • BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project

Electives

  • CUAILL401 Research and apply techniques for illustrative work
  • CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
  • CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • CUAGRD401 Research and apply graphic design techniques
  • ICTWEB414 Design simple web page layouts
  • ICTWEB409 Develop cascading style sheets
  • CUADIG305 Produce digital images
  • CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques

**Please note: course units may vary

Read more about each unit

PATHWAYS

Study pathways

After achieving this qualification you may choose to undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications across a broad range of design disciplines.

Note: SBC may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways

Employment pathways

This qualification prepares you for work in junior design roles within graphic design.

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