This Certificate III in Design Fundamentals introduces secondary students to the graphic design, preparing students for a wide range of art and design courses at certificate, diploma and degree level.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design
- MSF40118 Cert IV in Interior Decoration
- MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied fashion Design and Technology
- CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
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Studying the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals at Holmesglen
Supported by encouraging, industry experienced teachers, you will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing materials and techniques when producing finished design pieces using the Adobe suite of products, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Throughout the course you will create illustrations, both manually and digitally, explore layout and typography, learn digital DSLR photography and how to apply colour in a variety of contexts.
On successful completion of this course, you will have prepared a folio of design projects, learnt how to present them professionally and participated in an exhibition of your work.
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.
Classes run at the Chadstone campus on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
Program includes a total of 12 units of competencies.
7 core units + 5 elective units
||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
||Follow a design process
||Capture photographic images
||Source and apply design industry knowledge
||Contribute to health and safety of self and others
||Explore the use of colour
||Produce digital images
||Select and apply type
||Produce drawings to communicate ideas
||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
||Participate in collaborative creative projects
||Produce creative work
| Code || Name |
|BSBDES302||Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms|
|BSBDES201||Follow a design process|
|CUAPHI302||Capture photographic images|
|BSBDES304||Source and apply design industry knowledge|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|BSBDES301||Explore the use of colour|
|CUADIG305||Produce digital images|
|ICPPRP221||Select and apply type|
|CUAACD301||Produce drawings to communicate ideas|
|BSBDES303||Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms|
|CUAPPR304||Participate in collaborative creative projects|
|CUAPPR301||Produce creative work|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
When undertaking the program, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundmentals.
How to apply
If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.
T: 03 9209 5109
For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.