Certificate IV in Design (Release 2)



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Certificate IV in Design (Release 2)


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This qualification is intended for people who would like to be employed as a design professional. This certificate highlights the function of people with a wide variety of technical and conceptual design talents. The outputs of this qualification are applicable to design roles in a variety of work situations.  These folks hold a range of well-designed specialized customer and service skills where description and judgement is needed and are accountable for their own work outputs.

Why Study the CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design?

This program is meticulously crafted to provide you with real-world skills and knowledge, ensuring that you become highly skilled and ready to meet industry benchmarks. By completing this program, you will gain the essential skills necessary for immediate application in the design field while fostering diverse and creative thinking. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, the CUA40720 – Certificate IV in Design (Release 2) program guarantees that you possess the practical knowledge required to excel in modest, medium, or large organizations across the industry. With this qualification, you can confidently hit the ground running and make a lasting impact in the design sector. In today’s competitive job market, relying solely on experience is no longer efficient. Potential employers seek individuals who can demonstrate their professional proficiency through current formal qualifications. By obtaining the CUA40720 Certificate IV, you not only showcase your practical skills but also provide tangible evidence of your expertise and dedication to the field.
This qualification equips you to be an efficient designer from the growing design industry. The use of comprehensive technical and theoretical knowledge, as well as the capacity to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief, underpin practice at this level. Individuals at this level often act freely, however they may provide some leadership and advice to others while bearing less accountability for their output. Discover how to make your designs more beautiful and effective to boost the usefulness and satisfy the customers.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your ability. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include:
  • Résumé
  • ID
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Receipts
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Videos or photos of your work.
  • Design plan (design and record)
  • Design Guide
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will be eligible for, once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will be able to work with this role.
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Design Assistant
  • Furniture Design Assistant
  • Visual Art Assistant
  • Interior Design Assistant 
  • Interior Decoration Assistant
  • Fashion Design Assistant

Total number of units = 15

7 core units  plus

8 elective units,  of which:

  • 5 must be from electives listed below
  • 3 may be from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the overall integrity of the AQF alignment, not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification, and contribute to a valid industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

CUAACD411 Integrate colour theory and design processes

CUADES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

CUADES411 Generate design solutions

CUADES412 Interpret and respond to a design brief

CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project

CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices

Elective units

BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative processes

BSBCRT403 Explore the history and social impact of creativity

BSBOPS404 Implement customer service strategies

BSBTEC401 Design and produce complex text documents

BSBTEC405 Review and maintain an organisation’s digital presence

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

CUADES301 Explore the use of colour

CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

CUADES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge

CUADES413 Develop and extend design skills and practice

CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas

CUAACD312 Produce computer-aided drawings

CUAACD313 Produce technical drawings

CUAACD314 Make scale models

CUAANM313 Create 3D digital models

CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements

CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements

CUADES421 Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects

CUADES422 Research and apply techniques in product design

CUADES423 Research and apply techniques in spatial design

CUADIG311 Prepare video assets

CUADIG312 Author interactive sequences

CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images

CUADIG304 Create visual design components

CUADIG401 Author interactive media

CUADIG412 Design user interfaces

CUADIG413 Create user interfaces

CUADIG414 Write and apply scripting language in authoring

CUADIG415 Produce innovative digital images

CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings

CUAGRD311 Prepare files for print

CUAGRD312 Use typography techniques

CUAGRD411 Research and apply graphic design techniques

CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work

CUAIND411 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

CUAIND412 Provide freelance services

CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries

CUAMWB402 Manage feedback on creative practice

CUAMWB403 Prepare to work with confronting material and processes in the creative industries

CUAPHI313 Process photo images

CUAPHI316 Capture images using drone technology

CUAPHI411 Capture images in response to a brief

CUAPHI412 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

CUAPPR408 Integrate disability access and inclusion

CUAWRT301 Write content for a range of media

ICPPRP2210 Select and apply type

ICPPRP224 Produce pages using a page layout application

ICPPRP3240* Create pages using a page layout application

ICPPRP3250 Create graphics using a graphics application

ICPPRP4210* Compose and evaluate typography

ICPPRP422 Digitise complex images for reproduction

ICPPRP4300 Manage colour

ICTICT312 Use advanced features of applications

ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

ICTWEB304 Build simple web pages

ICTWEB434 Transfer content to websites

SITXEBS003 Build and launch a small business website

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