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Course Number: CUA40715-01V01
Are you always coming up with new ideas and would love to bring them to life? The Certificate IV in Design is for creative thinking people and for those who like to create trends rather than follow them. This course suits people with an interest in pursuing a dynamic, creative career in graphic design, interior design, fashion design or product design. Our teachers are highly trained professionals in their fields of practice and offer education and training options to enrich and empower your creative and professional development. Staff within the faculty maintain industry profiles and many are recognised at national and international levels. Employment growth and international opportunities make this industry very appealing.Studying this course will enable you to incorporate the elements and principles of design into real world industry scenarios. Our spacious design studios are fully equipped with current industry standard software and hardware. This course is an introduction to a range of different design disciplines such as graphic, interior, photo-imaging, fashion or illustration. It will provide you with broad fundamental skills in design, with an emphasis on exploration and experimentation with the design process.Students will be expected to complete learning material outside of class hours, in the library or at home. Upon graduation, you will have created a portfolio which includes a comprehensive range of professional samples of your work and you can enrol in either the Diploma of Graphic Design, Diploma of Fashion Design or the Diploma of Interior Design.
Offered on 4 campuses
It is recommended that people entering this qualification either possess a Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or possess some creative and design skills. Applicants should demonstrate: an interest in design and creativity; competent computer skills; and knowledge of industry software such as Adobe products (an advantage but not a requirement).Applicants will be required to present a portfolio or work samples at an interview.
Graduates may articulate into a Diploma in Graphic Design, Diploma in interior Design, Diploma in Fashion Design, Diploma in Visual Art.
Junior fashion designerJunior graphic designerJunior interior designerDesign assistantAdvertising assistantDesktop publisherIllustrator
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
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Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
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