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Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design)

National ID: CUA40715 | State ID: AB15

 

The Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) is the foundation course which provides you with a broad understanding and experience of the graphic design discipline.

This qualification is weighted approximately 50/50 digital versus traditional, manual skills. The course is concentrated on solid software skills using industry-standard Adobe illustratorPhotoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. 
Lecturers are hands-on and always present to help as the course is delivered using learning activities such as tutorials, design briefs and class discussions. Some units concentrate on an introduction to web and interface design, which are greatly expanded upon in the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses, while other units over conceptual and creative thinking skills.

Graphic Designers are communicators who communicate through images and words. The industry demands a mastery of typography and you will begin this journey by having fun combining digital techniques with traditional Letterpress to learn the basics. 
This industry also demands drawing and sketching skills to convey concepts to both clients and fellow designers and the Cert IV drawing unit lays the foundation for further development in digital illustration required in the Diploma and beyond.

Design is a process - a process that combines elements such as layout, colour theory, harmony, contrast and balance into a workable solution whether it be a logo or an app interface and the concept development and ideation units have these foundation skills covered.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

Successful completion of the course prepares you for the role such as graphic design assistant.

 

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Graphic Design

Course overview

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
North Metro Tafe
Perth (Northbridge)
One year
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N

Entrance requirements

Course Overview

Where Perth (Northbridge)
Duration
How Full-Time
When

Further study opportunities:

Successful completion of the course prepares you for the role such as graphic design assistant.

 

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Graphic Design

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

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Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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