Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|CIT Reid||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package. It provides a pathway to a career in design. There are limited job outcomes at this level, though in areas such as graphic design and digital media there may be some employment opportunities in junior roles.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Follow a design process; Explore the use of colour; Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms; Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms; Source and apply design industry knowledge; Participate in OHS processes; Produce drawings to communicate ideas. Electives: Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs; Author interactive sequences; Produce and prepare photo images; Plan a career in the creative arts industry; Electronically combine complex images; Manage own work and learning; Produce computer image for screen printing; plus more.
About Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 400 programs at different levels through six campuses across Canberra.
The CIT also offers a range of courses at its Learning Centres at Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Reid. Students will be able to study in these centres at their own pace and at times that suit them. The centres aim to offer all the specialist support students will need for successful study.
CIT Award programs are endorsed by industry and accredited by the CIT Advisory Council under delegation from the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council.
Studying at CIT is different from the school or university systems. Unlike universities, which offer a more general and theory-based education, CIT focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge for jobs. CIT aims to provide quality programs and services, relevant curricula and modern facilities.
CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible Learning Centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.
Courses are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each course has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.
CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. VET FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP is available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.
Provider CRICOS: 00001K RTO code: 0101;HE
Certificate IIICourse code: CUV30311
- Full-time internal = 0.5 year
- Part-time internal
12 units: 7 core; 5 elective
No minimum education
Life after Study
Artists conceive and create visual representations to investigate, respond to or communicate an impression or idea.
Education aides assist teachers with the supervision and support of students and the delivery of learning programmes. They also provide support and assistance to students with special needs, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities, or behavioural issues.
Graphic designers produce visual communications, including art and layouts of text for reproduction in print and electronic media such as magazines, newspapers, books and websites, as well as image designs for corporate identity programmes, exhibitions and advertising.
Illustrators create drawings and designs for books and magazines, advertisements, film, television and multimedia. Illustrators work on paper, and two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) models. They may use traditional or computer-based techniques, or a combination of both.
Multimedia developers generate and manipulate graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia applications. Multimedia applications include computer-based interactive training, data presentation and information kiosks, CD-ROMs, entertainment and educational products, and multimedia presentations.