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Statement of Attainment Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice CUASS00049

Overview

This training provides you with fundamental training on exploration of the creative process, generating design solutions, understanding the use and role of typography in graphic design and how to research and apply graphic design techniques when designing for 2D outputs such as publication.

This training will give you the fundamental skills and knowledge for preparing for a career in graphic design and wanting to do the Diploma of Graphic Design.

You should do this course if:
- you are intending to pursue a career in Graphic Design but have had little or no design experience or formal design training.
- you have attended a Graphic Design interview and this course has been recommended to you.
- you wish to gain some design skills, but are not wanting the full professional Graphic Design qualification.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice CUASS00049
Program No: SA-BD33
Campus: CIT Reid 
CIT Tuggeranong 
Duration: Online course which can be completed in 12 weeks. Three learning-support sessions will be offered on Tuesday evenings (dates to be decided at Session 1).
Likely Job Outcome: Successful completion guarantees entry into the Diploma of Graphic Design.
Application Type: Private
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Additional Information

You will require a computer capable of running Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (CS6 can be purchased after enrolment at a reduced price).

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open Entry.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 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 the lower level program. 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

Complete all 4 subjects

  • CUAGRD302  Use typography techniques
    • CIT Code: DSGN147
      Cost: $220
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use typography techniques in design work. It applies to individuals working in many industries. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise, or they may work in specialist design and printing companies where print jobs vary from brochures and corporate stationery to artwork for billboards, display banners and textile products. At this level, work would be undertaken independently, but within established guidelines.No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES302  Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
    • CIT Code: DSGN164
      Cost: $220
      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
  • BSBDES401  Generate design solutions
    • CIT Code: DSGN168
      Cost: $260
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate design solutions in response to a particular design need.
      It applies to individuals who generate concepts and solutions in response to a design challenge in any industry context. The starting point may be an open or closed brief; a spontaneous idea; modification of an existing product, service, process or system; or a point in an ongoing design process.
      This unit builds on BSBDES201 Follow a design process, and places greater focus on research, concept generation and collaboration with others as key aspects of the design process.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAGRD401  Research and apply graphic design techniques
    • CIT Code: DSGN145
      Cost: $220
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and apply techniques to produce graphic design work. It involves interpreting work briefs, organising resources, testing ideas, and refining approaches to a range of design challenges.It applies to individuals still developing a full range of skills. Research, experimentation and refinement are used to produce a range of general design works. Individuals generally produce work independently, with guidance as required.No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Advanced Diploma Graphic Design CUA60315
Diploma Graphic Design CUA50715

More Information

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