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Certificate III in Design Fundamentals CUA30715

Overview

This qualification introduces you to design and gives you skills and knowledge in design, drawing, 2D and 3D forms, colour and the design industry. It prepares you for design learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines thereby providing you with a pathway to a career in design.

Qualification: Certificate III in Design Fundamentals CUA30715
Program No: C3-CI25
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approx. 25 hours per week) OR part-time day and evenings.
Student intake offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
Likely Job Outcome: Junior design assistant.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

You will need to purchase equipment and project materials for use throughout the program. There will also be a materials cost of approximately $170 for the program payable when you enrol. Successfully completing this program helps you to meet the entry requirements for other qualifications offered by the Centre for Creative Industries.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 7 subjects

  • BSBDES301  Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: DSGN163
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory.
      It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the effective use of colour.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES302  Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
    • CIT Code: DSGN164
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of two-dimensional (2D) forms. It applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2D forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES303  Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
    • CIT Code: DSGN165
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of three-dimensional (3D) forms. It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply an understanding of the design process using discretion and judgement.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES304  Source and apply design industry knowledge
    • CIT Code: DSGN166
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source, apply and update general knowledge of the design industry based on problem solving, aesthetics, materials and processes appropriately used within the design industry.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision and support the professional design process such as evaluating the nature of design.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAACD301  Produce drawings to communicate ideas
    • CIT Code: DSGN117
      Cost: $290.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.  It applies to individuals who use drawings, either electronic or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, movement sequences for performances or screen productions, exhibitions, tenders, proposals or publications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES201  Follow a design process
    • CIT Code: DSGN161
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow a design process at a basic level, incorporating an element of problem solving to identify and resolve challenges that may hinder the process. It applies to individuals who work under direct supervision and respond to specific issues or changes which may relate to product and service requirements.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Electives - complete 5

Electives - Visual Art

Complete all 5 subjects
  • CUAACD304  Make scale models
    • CIT Code: DSGN154
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make three-dimensional (3-D) physical scale models in response to specifications. It does not cover the use of 3-D digital software. It applies to individuals who work in many industries and use any 3-D form to make scale models as an essential part of the design process for a range productions or events.  No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR301  Produce creative work
    • CIT Code: DSGN238
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and produce creative work in any media. Work is typically produced through exploration of ideas, techniques, tools, equipment and materials. It applies to individuals who are developing technical and conceptual skills in any area of creative practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADIG405  Produce innovative digital images
    • CIT Code: ARTS192
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with digital imaging techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice. It applies to individuals who produce digital art images for electronic media or physical/online display in art publications and galleries.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT301  Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
    • CIT Code: INNO108
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.
      It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUARES403  Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS164
      Cost: $190.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas. It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Visual Arts CUA51115
Certificate IV Visual Arts CUA41315

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au