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Certificate IV in Design

National Course Code: CUA40715

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA40715-01V01

Nepean Arts and Design Centre - Graphic Design

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


18 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $7,960
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills.

Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification is for people who want a career in Graphic Design. It provides students with fundamental skills in graphic design with an emphasis on exploration and experimentation of the design process. This course will give you the essential skills in typography, photoimaging design process, colour theory, illustration using industry standard software. The course is delivered in state of the art facilities by teachers with design industry experience. You can also gain entry to the Diploma of Graphic design on completion of this course.

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If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents
ICPPRP221 Select and apply type
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
CUAGRD401 Research and apply graphic design techniques
ICTICT308 Use advanced features of computer applications
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
ICPPRP325 Create graphics using a graphics application
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
CUAPHI401 Capture images in response to a brief
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
ICPPRP422 Digitise complex images for reproduction
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,980
Second qualification$2,310
Non-government subsidised fee$7,960

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Classes run on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm (subject to change).

To register in this course, please use the Register option.

You will need to attend a compulsory information session to confirm your suitability for this course.
This will be held on Monday 12 November, 2018, Wednesday 23 January and Tuesday 29 January, 2019 at 10 am in
Nepean College, Kingswood Campus
Building T, Auditorium, Gate 2
12-44 O'Connell Street, Kingswood.
At this session, teachers will assess your suitability for this course prior to commencement.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.