Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Recognises students' learning through the completion of a vocational qualification equivalent to either the TAFE (or other recognised VET provider) Certificate III in Design Fundamentals(Graphic Design) or a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Multimedia) including the completion of essential modules or equivalents as outlined by the School of Education.

Unit content

Students completing the Certificate III Design Fundamentals (Graphics Design) should note the following required  competencies
Required  modules  or equivalents
1. Explore the use of colour
2. Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
3. Source and apply design industry knowledge
4. Participate in WHS processes
5. Produce drawings to represent and communicate ideas
6. Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
7.  Produce technical drawings.
8. Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
9.  Create digital 3D models
10.  Use typography techniques
11. Follow a design process
12.  Produce computer aided drawings
13. Experiment with technique to produce calligraphy
Students completing the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Multimedia) should note the following required modules:
Required modules or equivalents
1. Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes
2. Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
3. Work and communicate effectively in an IT environment
4. Create user documentation
5. Install and optimise operating system software
6. Run standard diagnostic tests
7. Create 2D Digital animations
8. Create 3D Digital animations
9. Apply simple modelling techniques
10. Design and apply simple textures to digital art
11. Review and apply the principles of animation
12. Review and maintain a website
13. Produce digital images for the web

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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