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The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals course will introduce you to the creative world of graphic design, photography, digital arts and illustration. You will learn design and photographic language with practical knowledge and skills in free-hand drawing and the use of a camera imaging device. You will create projects using colour theory, 2D and 3D visual communication techniques, concept development, image manipulation and graphic software applications. Course details

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LOCATION/S

South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 6 months / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $5,795
  • Subsidised $3,113
  • Concession $2,219

Cost details

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Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
South Bank 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification

  • Year 10 or equivalent

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others Core
BSBDES201 Follow a design process Core
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms Core
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour Core
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas Core
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge Core
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images Elective
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms Core
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images Elective
CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage Elective
ICPPRP224 Produce pages using a page layout application Elective
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$5,795

FULL FEE

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$3,113

SUBSIDISED

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$2,219

CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Articulation options:
Diploma of Graphic Design
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Job prospects

  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer's Assistant
  • Photographic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Photographer
  • Photographic Developer And Printer

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? You're ready to enrol

 

 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 22 September 2017

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