Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Jobs and Skills WA: Creative and design courses
Want to make design your career?

If you would love a career in photography, graphic design, and desktop publishing, the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals is the course for you!

With this qualification, you'll gain skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of colour, drawing, digital imagery and the production of 2D and 3D images — ready to work in a photography or design role in a range of industries including fashion.

You'll also learn how to evaluate design solutions and to communicate ideas effectively using design terminology and a wide variety of visual presentation techniques, materials and technologies.

VET for secondary students
Industry: Creative Industries
National course code: CUA30720 | WA State ID: BGV6

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

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If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Start designing your creative career

This qualification is designed for those who are not yet certain which Design pathway to follow and it provides a foundation for graphic and product design, and you'll then be able to further your studies in either discipline. 

The course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts within these areas. You will learn how to evaluate design solutions and to communicate ideas effectively using design terminology and a wide variety of visual presentation techniques, materials and technologies. 

The course is delivered over a six-month period and covers areas such as 2D design principles and processes, the creation of basic 3D models using digital and traditional methods, colour theory, drawing, and designing and creating business documents using Adobe design software. 

Completing this course gives you a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as graphic design, product design or interior design. 


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