Certificate IV in Design
Our design course helps develop and enhance your skills in graphic art, graphic design, industrial design, product design and related design studies.
In our practical hands-on course you’ll learn to develop design concepts, and how to select the right techniques and media to communicate your ideas. You’ll learn theory, practical skills and practices to continue developing artistically and professionally.
During our course, you’ll develop an understanding of graphic design techniques, colour application, typography and digital production. You’ll also learn about design history, drawing, visual effects techniques and the design of 3D forms.
Your major studies will include:
- 2D and 3D design
- colour theory
- manual and digital techniques
- digital image editing
- design history and theory
- creative thinking
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Art & Design
|Study Level||Certificate IV|
FT: 6 months
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$2,900.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$580.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$8,338.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$362.50|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
February and July
Full time: 6 months
You must have:
- successfully completed Year 11 or
- be mature age
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4
This course will prepare you for work in some limited junior design roles and for learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines.
This course is comprised of 15 units
|BSBWHS201||CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS||20.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.
It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.
|CUADIG405||PRODUCE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL IMAGES||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with digital imaging techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice.
It applies to individuals who produce digital art images for electronic media or physical/online display in art publications and galleries.
|CUADRA501||REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES||80.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of drawing techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.
It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different techniques explored, to realise a coherent body of creative work. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.
|CUAPPR401||REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT||60.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work.
It applies to individuals who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.
|BSBDES302||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of two-dimensional (2D) forms.
It applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2D forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.
|BSBCRT403||EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the history and social impact of creativity.
It applies to individuals who develop and apply a broad knowledge of the history of creativity. Understanding the concept of creativity, how creative people think and how creativity has been applied throughout history can provide individuals with inspiration and ideas to take into their own work and lives.
|BSBDES303||EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of three-dimensional (3D) forms.
It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply an understanding of the design process using discretion and judgement.
|BSBCRT301||DEVELOP AND EXTEND CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS||40.0|
This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.
It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.
|BSBDES305||SOURCE AND APPLY INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF DESIGN||65.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source information on design history and theory, and to apply that information in the individual's design work.
It applies to individuals who work in design and need to develop and maintain a general knowledge of design history and theory.
|BSBDES401||GENERATE DESIGN SOLUTIONS||60.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate design solutions in response to a particular design need.
It applies to individuals who generate concepts and solutions in response to a design challenge in any industry context. The starting point may be an open or closed brief; a spontaneous idea; modification of an existing product, service, process or system; or a point in an ongoing design process.
This unit builds on BSBDES201 Follow a design process, and places greater focus on research, concept generation and collaboration with others as key aspects of the design process.
|BSBDES402||INTERPRET AND RESPOND TO A DESIGN BRIEF||20.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and creatively respond to a design brief through the production of work.
It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where work is prescribed by a commissioning agent/client in a brief. Individuals are required to integrate the creative, communication and planning processes that support effective response to a design brief.
Work is carried out independently, although guidance is available if required.
|CUAACD401||INTEGRATE COLOUR THEORY AND DESIGN PROCESSES||30.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate and combine colour theory and design processes into two-dimensional or three-dimensional work.
It applies to individuals who use design processes in visual communication situations.
|CUAGRD302||USE TYPOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use typography techniques in design work.
It applies to individuals working in many industries. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise, or they may work in specialist design and printing companies where print jobs vary from brochures and corporate stationery to artwork for billboards, display banners and textile products. At this level, work would be undertaken independently, but within established guidelines.
|CUAGRD401||RESEARCH AND APPLY GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNIQUES||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and apply techniques to produce graphic design work. It involves interpreting work briefs, organising resources, testing ideas, and refining approaches to a range of design challenges.
It applies to individuals still developing a full range of skills. Research, experimentation and refinement are used to produce a range of general design works. Individuals generally produce work independently, with guidance as required.
|CUAILL401||DEVELOP AND REFINE ILLUSTRATIVE WORK||50.0|
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with a brief to create illustrations through a process of testing design approaches and illustration techniques.
It applies to illustrators who are still developing a full repertoire of professional skills and an individual style. They work with limited supervision and guidance as required. Illustrators may be employees or work on a freelance basis.