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.
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.
BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
LMFFDT4008A Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs
LMFFDT4010A Produce and evaluate developmental furniture models to scale
LMFFDT4011A Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs
LMFFDT4014A Research and select furniture materials and technology
LMFFDT4016A Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture
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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
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.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification
passing on key safety information to colleagues
presenting ideas to others
interpreting design briefs
liaising with other on design requirements
discussing ideas, industry developments and work issues with others
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
maintaining personal safety standards
challenging oneâ€™s own ideas and approaches
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
using the internet for research
using tools and technologies relevant to the given area of design