Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

This qualification provides a pathway to a career in design. There are limited job outcomes at this level, though in areas such as graphic design and digital media there may be some employment opportunities in junior roles.


Subjects

Total number of units = 12

7 core units plus

5 elective units

The elective units consist of:

2 from the list of elective units below

of the remaining 3 units:

up to 3 may be from the list of elective units below

up to 3 may be from Certificate III in any currently endorsed Training Package

1 may be from a Certificate II or IV in any currently endorsed Training Package

1 may be from an accredited course at Certificate II or above.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units

add topic BSBDES201A Follow a design process

add topic BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

add topic BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

add topic BSBDES303A Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

add topic BSBDES304A Source and apply design industry knowledge

add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

add topic CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Elective units

Art, craft and design

add topic CUVACD302A Produce computer-aided drawings

add topic CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings

add topic CUVACD304A Make scale models

Copyright and IP

add topic CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Design process

add topic BSBDES202A Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context

add topic BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

Digital media

add topic CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

add topic CUFDIG301A Prepare video assets

add topic CUFDIG302A Author interactive sequences

add topic CUFDIG304A Create visual design components

Fashion design

add topic LMTFD2001B Design and produce a simple garment

add topic LMTFD2002B * Apply printing techniques to produce indigenous textile designs

add topic LMTFD2003B * Apply dyeing techniques to produce indigenous textile designs

add topic LMTFD2004B Work within an indigenous cultural framework

add topic LMTFD2005B Identify design process for fashion designs

add topic LMTFD3001B Market design product to local outlets

add topic LMTFD3002B * Design and produce Indigenous textiles to a brief

add topic LMTFD3003B * Prepare design concept for a simple garment

add topic LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Photo imaging

add topic CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images

add topic CUVPHI302A Capture photographic images

add topic CUVPHI303A Process photo images to work-print and file stage

Graphic design

add topic CUVCAL401A Experiment with techniques to produce calligraphy

add topic CUVGRD301A Prepare files for publication

add topic CUVGRD302A Use typography techniques

Industry capability

add topic CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Information technology

add topic BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations

add topic BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents

add topic ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications

Pre-press

add topic ICPPP221C Select and apply type

add topic ICPPP322C Digitise images for reproduction

add topic ICPPP324C * Create pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP325C Create graphics using a graphics application

add topic ICPPP333C Electronically combine complex images

add topic ICPPP382C Produce computer image for screen printing

add topic ICPPP396A * Generate high-end PDF files

Professional practice

add topic CUVPRP301A Produce creative work

add topic CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects

Visual communication

add topic CUFANM303A Create 3D digital models

Workplace effectiveness

add topic CUECOR01C Manage own work and learning

Writing

add topic CUFWRT301A Write content for a range of media

*Note the following prerequisite unit requirement.

Unit code and title

Prerequisite unit required

add topic ICPPP324C Create pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP224C Produce pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP396A Generate high-end PDF files

add topic ICPPP284A Produce PDF files for online or screen display

add topic LMTFD2002B Apply printing techniques to produce indigenous textile designs

add topic LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

add topic LMTFD2003B Apply dyeing techniques to produce indigenous textile designs

add topic LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

add topic LMTFD3002B Design and produce Indigenous textiles to a brief

add topic LMTFD2002B Apply printing techniques to produce indigenous textile designs (Prerequisite: add topic LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics)

add topic LMTFD2003B Apply dyeing techniques to produce indigenous textile designs (Prerequisite: add topic LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics)

add topic LMTFD2004B Work within an indigenous cultural framework

add topic LMTFD3003B Prepare design concept for a simple garment

add topic LMTCL2011B Draw and interpret a basic sketch

add topic LMTFD2005B Identify design process for fashion designs


Pathways...

    Pathways into the qualification

    People may enter this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

    Pathways from the qualification

    This qualification prepares people for design learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


Licensing Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the visual arts, craft and design industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification

Communication

passing on key safety information to colleagues

presenting ideas to others

communicating ideas through drawing and other visual representation tools

Teamwork

checking safety procedures with other team members

discussing ideas, industry developments and work issues with others

Problem-solving

identifying safety issues and reporting them to appropriate person

refining ideas to incorporate feedback from others

adjusting techniques to achieve a particular effect

responding to technical problems in work

Initiative and enterprise

developing different approaches to a design challenge

producing a range of samples in response to a brief

Planning and organising

collecting and analysing information to develop ideas

organising work tasks to ensure safety

identifying techniques, processes and resources required to produce design solutions

sourcing and analysing information to inform design practice

organising resources, taking into account cost and other constraints

Self-management

following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS

maintaining personal safety standards

challenging one’s own ideas and approaches

planning a career in design

Learning

evaluating information gained from research and integrating ideas into the development of own work

using practice, feedback and discussion and evaluation opportunities to continuously improve skills and knowledge

improving skills through experimentation

keeping up-to-date with industry developments

Technology

using the internet for research

using a range of technology relevant to a given area of design