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Certificate IV in Design

Course Code CUV40311
Campus Shepparton, Wangaratta
Duration 6 months
Start Dates February/July

Harness your creative talent by perfecting your design practice with the Certificate IV. You learn the latest techniques to add to your portfolio and showcase your designs. Master typography. Fine tune your creative thinking skills. Find out how to read between the lines when interpreting a design brief, to get at what the client really wants.

Units of Study

CUV40311 – Core Units
BSBCRT301A – Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBDES401A – Generate design solutions
CUVACD401A – Integrate Colour Theory And Design Processes
BSBDES402A – Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBOHS201A – Participate in OHS processes
CUVPRP401A – Realise A Creative Project
BSBDES305A – Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

CUV40311 – Elective Units
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
BSBCRT402A – Collaborate in a creative process
CUVDRA401A – Experiment With Techniques To Produce Drawings
CUVGRD301A – Prepare Files For Publication
CUVGRD302A – Use Typography Techniques
CUVPHI302A – Capture Photographic Images
ICPPP325C – Create Graphics Using A Graphics Application
ICPPRP284 – Produce PDF files for online or screen display

It is recommended that people entering this qualification either possess Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (CUV30311) or possess some creative and design skills. Prospective students are required to attend an interview and undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment.

Upon successful completion of Certificate IV in Design (CUV40311) students will be eligible to undertake Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV50311).

This qualification prepares people for work in some limited junior design roles and for learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines.

Material fee is charged on enrolment, students may choose to attend design forums at additional cost. No practical placement required. Students are required to cover their own printing costs.

Type Cost
Full Fee $4,078
Government Subsidised $2,950
Concession $750

Note: the cost includes a material fee of: $200.00

Course fees are calculated using an hourly rate multiplied by the course hours. The number of hours are determined by the unit/s the student enrols in. The hourly rate varies depending on the student’s eligibility for a concession, a government subsidised place or a non-Government subsidised place. Read more about eligibility here.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees for student services, amenities, goods and materials may apply. For further information please contact GOTAFE or see our fees and charges page.

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