Certificate IV in Design (Release 2)



Certificate IV

The Certificate IV in Design is designed for individuals with a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills. This qualification emphasizes the integration of technical and theoretical knowledge to develop creative concepts and solutions in response to design briefs.

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Certificate IV in Design (Release 2)


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The Certificate IV in Design is designed for individuals with a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills. This qualification emphasizes the integration of technical and theoretical knowledge to develop creative concepts and solutions in response to design briefs.

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Why study the CUA40720- Certificate IV in Design?

Spark your creative potential and embark on a dynamic journey in the world of design with the prestigious CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design. This program is meticulously crafted to equip you with the real-world skills and relevant knowledge needed to excel in the industry. Through immersive learning experiences, you will acquire practical skills that can be immediately applied, fostering a diverse and innovative mindset. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, the CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design guarantees that you possess the practical expertise to make an immediate impact in organizations of all sizes. In today’s competitive design landscape, experience alone is no longer sufficient. Employers seek evidence of professional proficiency through a current formal qualification. Stand out from the crowd and showcase your design prowess with confidence. Enroll in the CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design today and unlock endless possibilities for your creative career.
The broadly authorize Certificate IV in Design offers you the chance to explore an imaginative career while learning the fundamentals of design thinking, standards, and applications. Study in reason constructed studios, workspaces, and exhibitions and go on to additionally study or work in this dynamic field
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your capability. The sorts of proof you might be asked to give can include:
  • ID
  • Resume
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Letters of reference
  • Apprenticeship papers.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will eligible once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will able to work with this role.
  • Design Assistant
  • Digital Artist

Total number of units = 15

7 core units  plus

8 elective units  of which:

  • 5 units must be selected from electives listed below
  • 3 units may be selected from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

Core units

BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

BSBDES401 Generate design solutions

BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes

CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project

Elective units

BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process

BSBCRT403 Explore the history and social impact of creativity

BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour

BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge

BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice

BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website

BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright

BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents

BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents

CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas

CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings

CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings

CUAACD304 Make scale models

CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models

CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements

CUADES401 Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects

CUADES402 Research and apply techniques in product design

CUADES403 Research and apply techniques in spatial design

CUADIG301 Prepare video assets

CUADIG302 Author interactive sequences

CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images

CUADIG304 Create visual design components

CUADIG401 Author interactive media

CUADIG402 Design user interfaces

CUADIG403 Create user interfaces

CUADIG404 Apply scripting language in authoring

CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images

CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings

CUAGRD301 Prepare files for publication

CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques

CUAGRD401 Research and apply graphic design techniques

CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work

CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

CUAIND402 Provide freelance services

CUAPHI303 Process photo images to work-print and file stage

CUAPHI401 Capture images in response to a brief

CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media

ICPPRP221 Select and apply type

ICPPRP224 Produce pages using a page layout application

*ICPPRP324 Create pages using a page layout application

ICPPRP325 Create graphics using a graphics application

*ICPPRP421 Compose and evaluate typography

ICPPRP422 Digitise complex images for reproduction

ICPPRP430 Manage colour

ICTICT308 Use advanced features of computer applications

ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

ICTWEB302 Build simple websites using commercial programs

ICTWEB403 Transfer content to a website using commercial packages

SITXICT401 Build and launch a small business website

* Note the following prerequisite unit requirements:

Unit in this qualification

Prerequisite unit

ICPPRP324 Create pages using a page layout application

ICPPRP224 Produce pages using a page layout application

ICPPRP421 Compose and evaluate typography

ICPPRP221 Select and apply type

Qualification Mapping Information

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Equivalence status

CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design (Release 2)

CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design (Release 1)

Unit codes updated.

Equivalent qualification

CUA40720 - Certificate IV in Design (Release 2)

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