google-site-verification=tlKCvcv7K-4_Q-yLQ6CDJovuE7kGVWiotCJ-byTtqSU
Apply Now Student Portal myAPC.hub Translate

CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

CUA30715

 

Start your career in the creative industries on the right foot with this entry-level course that will give you foundation skills and knowledge to undertake further studies. With a focus on creativity, communication and problem-solving you will learn about colour theory, drawing, design, typography and collaboration.

Job roles:

  • Graphic Operator
  • Digital Artist
  • Junior Design Assistant

Course Structure

COURSE SUBJECTS

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
(CUA30715)
4 subjects

Course outline

  • The Design Process
  • Design Periods
  • Exploring 3D through Objects and Space
  • The Design Workplace

First term subjects are timetabled as 3 face-to-face. Second term subjects are timetabled as 2 face-to-face and 1 online.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

RPL and credit transfer policy for overseas students
RPL and Credit Transfer Policy for domestic students

Mode of Delivery

Overseas students: All vocational courses are delivered face-to-face and with up to one third (⅓) delivered online. 

Domestic students: face-to-face, online and blended options available


Design Fundamentals students will require the following equipment and software:

• A functioning and monitored email address

• A modern computer (see specs below)

• Face-to-face students: Laptop

• Online students: Laptop or desktop

• Broadband internet access (300 kbps is a minimum requirement)

• A video capable device and/or a digital camera

• Access to a scanner/printer (minimum 1000+ DPI, A4 size)

• Sufficient IT skill sets to operate in an online environment

• Adobe CC; InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Student price (Approx. $21.99 per month)

• SketchUp – Student price (Approx. $93.50 per year)

• Microsoft Office, Excel & Powerpoint OR equivalent software (Approx. $199.00 one off payment)

• Relevant software to upload and download PDFs & videos

To operate CAD and Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications the computer requires;

• Internet connection required

• PC: Microsoft® Windows 7 or later, Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor, minimum 2.6 GB or more of available hard-disk space, OpenGL 2.0-capable system.

• Mac: Mac OS X v10.9 or later, Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support, 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended), 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for installation, OpenGL 2.0-capable system


Assessment

All APC vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include short answer questions, studio projects, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.


Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC

Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent at minimum. For more information please visit our website apc.edu.au.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

International students - Successful completion of 8 weeks of General English at Intermediate level or equivalent (plus 80% attendance) at English Unlimited or 10 weeks at other approved providers.

Check your English level here

Course Quick Facts



Course Length

2 terms (approximately 6 months)


Start Dates

 

2021

01 February
01 March
26 April
24 May 
19 July
11 October

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 

One term = 12 weeks (9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break. 
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).

** CRICOS Pending for Brisbane campus


Fees

Tuition fees

$4,000 ($2000 per term)
Application fee: $150 for international students

Tuition Fee Relief fees valid until 30 June 2021
$3,000 ($1,500 per term*)
Application fee: $150 for
international students


Non-Tuition fees

Schedule of Administrative (Non-Tuition) Fees