Certificate IV in Design

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


Subjects

Total number of units = 15

7 core units plus

8 elective units

The elective units consist of:

5 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 II or above in any currently endorsed Training Package

up to 2 may be from an accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma.

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

Core units

add topic BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

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

add topic BSBDES401A Generate design solutions

add topic BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

add topic CUVACD401A Integrate colour theory and design processes

add topic CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project

Elective units

Art, craft and design

add topic CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas

add topic CUVACD302A Produce computer-aided drawings

add topic CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings

add topic CUVACD304A Make scale models

add topic CUVACD402A Experiment with moulding and casting techniques

add topic CUVACD502A Create observational drawings

add topic CUVACD508A Refine model making skills

add topic CUVDRA401A Experiment with techniques to produce drawings

Copyright and IP

add topic BSBIPR401A Use and respect copyright

add topic CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Customer service

add topic BSBCUS402A Address customer needs

Design process

add topic BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

add topic BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process

add topic BSBCRT403A Explore the history and social impact of creativity

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 BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice

Digital media

add topic CUFDIG301A Prepare video assets

add topic CUFDIG302A Author interactive sequences

add topic CUFDIG304A Create visual design components

add topic CUFDIG401A Author interactive media

add topic CUFDIG402A Design user interfaces

add topic CUFDIG403A Create user interfaces

add topic CUFDIG404A Apply scripting language in authoring

add topic CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images

Graphic design

add topic CUVGRD301A Prepare files for publication

add topic CUVGRD302A Use typography techniques

add topic CUVGRD401A Research and apply graphic design techniques

Fashion design

add topic CUVDES403A Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects

add topic LMTFD4001B Apply design studio process

add topic LMTFD4002B * Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development

add topic LMTFD4003B Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

add topic LMTFD4005B Communicate and sell design concepts

add topic LMTFD4006B Interact and network with fashion industry participants

add topic LMTFD4007B Conduct quality assurance for garments

add topic LMTFD4008B Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

add topic LMTFD4011B Cut fabrics for prototype designs

add topic LMTFD4014B Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques

add topic LMTFD4016B Sew design prototypes

add topic LMTFD4017B Source materials and resources for production of fashion design

add topic LMTFD4020B Use electronic fashion design tools

Furniture design

add topic LMFFDT4001A Apply finishing techniques to custom furniture

add topic LMFFDT4002A Assemble custom furniture

add topic LMFFDT4003A Assess and record the lifecycle of a product

add topic LMFFDT4004A Assess environmental impact of a design

add topic LMFFDT4005A Construct and evaluate furniture prototypes and samples

add topic LMFFDT4006A Establish and maintain a safe furniture making work environment

add topic LMFFDT4007A Establish the design brief

add topic LMFFDT4008A Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs

add topic LMFFDT4009A Prepare and present furniture design information

add topic LMFFDT4010A Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale

add topic LMFFDT4011A Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs

add topic LMFFDT4012A Produce ideation drawings

add topic LMFFDT4013A Research and select furniture finishes

add topic LMFFDT4014A Research and select furniture materials and technology

add topic LMFFDT4015A Research furniture styles and movements

add topic LMFFDT4016A Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture

Information technology

add topic BSBEBU401A Review and maintain a website

add topic BSBITU401A Design and develop complex text documents

add topic BSBITU404A Produce complex desktop published documents

add topic ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications

add topic ICAWEB302A Build simple websites using commercial programs

add topic ICAWEB403A Transfer content to a website using commercial packages

add topic SITXICT001A Build and launch a website for a small business

Interior space

add topic LMFID3002A Source and specify decoration products

add topic LMFID4001A Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces

add topic LMFID4002A Decorate residential interiors

add topic LMFID4003A Prepare a materials board for client presentation

add topic LMFID4004A Research and recommend furniture and accessories

add topic LMFID4005A Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

add topic LMFID4006A Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors

add topic LMFID4007A Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors

add topic LMFKB3001A Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects

add topic LMFKB3008A Identify cabinet construction and installation methods

add topic LMFKB4003A Identify and document services required to support kitchen and bathroom designs

add topic LMFKB4006A Prepare quotation and contract documentation for design project

add topic LMFKB4007A Design ancillary residential cabinetry

Jewellery design

add topic MEM05006B Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

add topic MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic MEM05051A Select welding processes

add topic MEM06001B * Perform hand forging

add topic MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

add topic MEM08006B * Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium

add topic MEM08010B * Manually finish/polish materials

add topic MEM08011B * Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass

add topic MEM18003C * Use tools for precision work

add topic MEM19001B * Perform jewellery metal casting

add topic MEM19002B * Prepare jewellery illustrations

add topic MEM19007B * Perform gemstone setting

add topic MEM19009B * Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM19010B Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM19011B Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM19012B * Produce jewellery wax model

add topic MEM19013B * Produce jewellery metal masters

add topic MEM19028A Select materials and new technologies for jewellery and 3D object design applications

add topic MEM19033A Create silversmithing objects

add topic MEM19035A Plan and apply casting techniques for jewellery and object designs

add topic MEM19036A Use specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects

add topic MEM19038A Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production

Industry capability

add topic CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis

Professional practice

add topic CUAIND401A Extend expertise in specialist field

Illustration

add topic CUVILL401A Research and apply techniques for illustrative work

Photo imaging

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

add topic CUVPHI401A Capture images in response to a brief

add topic CUVPHI403A Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

add topic CUVPHI404A Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

Pre-press

add topic ICPPP324C * Create pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP325C Create graphics using a graphics application

add topic ICPPP421C * Compose and evaluate typography

add topic ICPPP422C Digitise complex images for reproduction

add topic ICPPP430C Manage colour

Product design

add topic CUVDES404A Research and apply techniques in product design

Spatial design

add topic CUVDES405A Research and apply techniques in spatial design

Visual communication

add topic CUFANM303A Create 3D digital models

Writing

add topic BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

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 ICPPP421C Compose and evaluate typography

add topic ICPPP221C Select and apply type

add topic LMTFD4002B Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development

add topic LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

add topic LMTFD2005B Identify design process for fashion designs

add topic MEM06001B Perform hand forging

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM08006B Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium

add topic MEM08002C Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating

add topic MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM08011B Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means

add topic MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18003C Use tools for precision work

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM19001B Perform jewellery metal casting

add topic MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass

add topic MEM19002B Prepare jewellery illustrations

add topic MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM19007B Perform gemstone setting

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18003C Use tools for precision work (Prerequisites: add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements, add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools and add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations)

add topic MEM19003B Handle gem materials equivalent to add topic CUVOPA202A Handle and store rough and cut opal

add topic MEM19009B Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM12024A Perform computations

add topic MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM19012B Produce jewellery wax model

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18003C Use tools for precision work (Prerequisites: add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements, add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools and add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations)

add topic MEM19013B Produce jewellery metal masters

add topic MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials (Prerequisite: add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools)

add topic MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass

add topic MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM19001B Perform jewellery metal casting (Prerequisite: add topic MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass)

Selecting electives for different outcomes

The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but are in no way prescriptive.

Graphic design specialisation

Core units plus:

add topic BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

add topic BSBIPR401A Use and respect copyright

add topic CUVGRD301A Prepare files for publication

add topic CUVGRD302A Use typography techniques

add topic CUVGRD401A Research and apply graphic design techniques

add topic CUVPHI302A Capture photographic images

add topic ICPPP324C Create pages using a page layout application

add topic ICPPP325C Create graphics using a graphics application

Furniture design specialisation

Core units plus:

add topic LMFFDT4001A Apply finishing techniques to custom furniture

add topic LMFFDT4002A Assemble custom furniture

add topic LMFFDT4007A Establish the design brief

add topic LMFFDT4008A Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs

add topic LMFFDT4010A Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale

add topic LMFFDT4011A Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs

add topic LMFFDT4014A Research and select furniture materials and technology

add topic LMFFDT4016A Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture


Pathways...

    Pathways into the qualification

    It is recommended that people entering this qualification either possess CUV30311 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or possess some creative and design skills.

    Pathways from the qualification

    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.


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

interpreting design briefs

liaising with other on design requirements

Teamwork

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

responding to technical and conceptual problems in design work

Initiative and enterprise

developing different solutions to a design challenge

producing a range of samples in response to a brief or conceptual vision

Planning and organising

collecting and analysing information to develop concepts and ideas

organising the presentation of a concept to others

organising work tasks to ensure safety

identifying techniques and processes required to produce digital images and graphic art work

sourcing and analysing information to inform design practice

organising resources, taking into account cost and other constraints

Self-management

maintaining personal safety standards

challenging one’s own ideas and approaches

career planning

Learning

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

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

improving skills through experimentation with materials and processes

keeping up-to-date with industry developments

Technology

using the internet for research

using tools and technologies relevant to the given area of design