CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design
Graphic Design

National code: CUA40720 | WA course code: AC92 | CRICOS code: 105790C

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design<br />Graphic Design

About this course

This foundation level qualification will provide you with a broad understanding and experience in the graphic design discipline, including corporate and branding, packaging, user experience, web/interface and environmental signage design.

This course focuses on learning solid software skills using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. Our lecturers are hands on and the course is delivered via tutorials, design briefs and class discussions.

Course units also include an introduction to web and interface design, while other units cover conceptual and creative thinking skills.

Graphic designers communicate through images and words, and need to master skills in typography. During your studies you will learn to combine digital techniques with traditional letterpress. Drawing and sketching skills are also covered in your course, to lay the foundation for further development in digital illustration required for further study. 

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills needed to enter the CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12.

  • OR Completion of CUA30720 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals is required for entry into this course.

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Tuition fees

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TIWA tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Graphic Design Assistant
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