CUA30720 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals will provide an introduction to a variety of basic skills in art and design. Students will experiment in printmaking, drawing, photography, 2D and 3D digital design using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, explore colour theory and research aspects of the design industry over two years of study.


Junior designer, Design assistant, Pre-press operator.


Students who complete the course are well placed to pathway into the Certificate IV in Design, the Certificate IV in Visual Arts, the Diploma of Graphic Design or Diploma of Visual Arts courses at SuniTAFE Mildura.

Course Delivery

Course delivery information for VETDSS students only: Courses are delivered at SuniTAFE each Friday as per the VETDSS schedule. Students will be required to attend each week, during the school terms, from the 10/02/23 to 27/10/23. Costs will vary between programs and the invoice for the program costs including tuition and materials, will be sent to your home school.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to determine individual student needs, their ACSF core skills profile and suitability to this course. The results of the Pre-Training Review will be known before the student commences in training and will be used to determine the suitability and appropriateness of the course to the student's needs – refer Pre-Training Review Procedure.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 90 $20.00
CUADES201 Follow a design process 50 $5.00
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour 50 $5.00
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 60 $5.00
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 60 $5.00
CUADES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge 20 $5.00
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30 $5.00
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work 45 $5.00
CUAPPR314 Participate in collaborative creative projects 50 $5.00
CUAPRI211 Develop printmaking skills 50 $25.00
CUASCU211 Develop sculptural skills 50 $25.00
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices 30 $5.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,413
Concession $120
Self-Funded $3,060

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2024 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, VET Delivery to Secondary Students