AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Design


National Code: CUA40715
TAFE SA Code: TP00926


Description

This course is suited to individuals who wish to make a start in their graphic design career, have a strong creative flair for arts and visual communication and want to produce graphics in a commercial context.

Duration
Example Career Profile
Print Course Page
Up to 6 months 

Full Time

Graphic and Multimedia Designer Graphic and Multimedia Designer

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Subsidised
$2,809
Concession
$1,884

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,980

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $60.00 for Licence fee for access to Lynda.com.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

    Read More

    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

    Read More

  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a pathway to a career in design. There are limited job outcomes at this level, though in areas such as graphic and digital design there may be some employment opportunities as a junior design assistant Graphic and Multimedia Designer

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)
    During this foundation course, you will explore a range of manual and digital technologies, media, typography and techniques and produce creative design solutions taking into account the historical, social, environmental and ethical issues affecting design. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 8 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
    Generate design solutions 60
    Integrate colour theory and design processes 30
    Interpret and respond to a design brief 20
    Realise a creative project 60
    Source and apply information on the history and theory of design 65

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop and refine illustrative work 50
    Develop storylines and treatments 50
    Explore the use of colour 40
    Prepare files for publication 50
    Produce graphics using a graphics application 60
    Produce pages using a page layout application 60
    Select and apply type 30
    Use typography techniques 50
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)
    Bachelor of Media
    Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)
︿
Back to Top