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.
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
On completion, you will attain the CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design.
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
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Course Fee||$6,900.00||per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
View detailed information on fees, payments and refunds here
Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here