The Certificate IV in Design prepares post secondary-school students for further studies in art and design at diploma and degree level.
Career opportunities, include:
Pathways to further study:
- CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
- MSF40118 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
- MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
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Studying the Certificate IV in Design at Holmesglen
The course provides a general grounding in design and the opportunity to produce a folio of work that meets the requirements of entry to a wide variety of further art and design courses.
Supported by encouraging, industry-experienced teachers, you will be introduced to the design process and work with a range of mediums, traditional and digital. The course covers drawing, two and three dimensional design, typography, layout design, photography, fashion illustration, pattern design, folio presentation and interview techniques.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
Total number of units = 15
Seven core units plus eight elective units
||Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
||Interpret and respond to a design brief
||Contribute to health and safety of self and others
||Integrate colour theory and design processes
||Produce technical drawings
||Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
||Use typography techniques
||Research and apply graphic design techniques
||Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
||Generate design solutions
||Realise a creative project
||Collaborate in a creative process
||Design and develop complex text documents
||Create visual design components
||Develop and refine illustrative work
| Code || Name |
|BSBCRT301||Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills|
|BSBDES402||Interpret and respond to a design brief|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|CUAACD401||Integrate colour theory and design processes|
|CUAACD303||Produce technical drawings|
|CUADRA401||Experiment with techniques to produce drawings|
|CUAGRD302||Use typography techniques|
|CUAGRD401||Research and apply graphic design techniques|
|BSBDES305||Source and apply information on the history and theory of design|
|BSBDES401||Generate design solutions|
|CUAPPR401||Realise a creative project|
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process|
|BSBITU401||Design and develop complex text documents|
|CUADIG304||Create visual design components|
|CUAILL401||Develop and refine illustrative 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.
It is recommended that people entering this qualification either possess CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or possess some creative and design skills.
All applicants are required to attend an interview and present a portfolio of recent design work that demonstrates a range of creative and technical skills.
The interview/folio presentation is conducted by experienced staff members and held at the Chadstone Campus, taking generally no longer than 20 minutes. This provides an opportunity to evaluate the skill level, interest, creativity level and ability to apply the design .
Please contact 9564 1602 to arrange an interview time and date. For detailed information on what to prepare, please download the folio information sheet (Word - 32kb).
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.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession