The Certificate IV in Design prepares post secondary-school students for further studies in art and design at diploma and degree level.
It 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 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.
The standard full-time course commences in February and runs for one year, however it can be started in July and completed in six months.
If you are specifically interested in fashion design, take a look at the MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.
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.
Generate design solutions
Interpret and respond to a design brief
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Integrate colour theory and design processes
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
Produce technical drawings
Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
Research and apply graphic design techniques
Source and apply design industry knowledge
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
Develop and extend design skills and practice
Realise a creative project
Collaborate in a creative process
Use typography techniques
Develop and refine illustrative work
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.
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
After completing the course, you will receive the CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design.
Students may pathway to a Diploma in any design discipline including:
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Diploma of Interior Decoration and Design
- Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media.
This qualification prepares people for work in some limited junior design roles and for learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines.
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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