C4414 - Certificate IV in Design

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Plan: C4414 - Certificate IV in Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Design
Qualification national code: CUA40720
Nominal hours: 825
Career: TAFE
Duration: 0.5 years full-time
Location: RMIT Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Creative Industries (515T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code: 105791B

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Purpose of the Program

This design qualification equips you with the potential to move on to higher levels of study. It is also a basic entry point to a design-based vocation by providing design knowledge and skills in visual communication and 3D design. These educational pathways may lead towards the following programs: Communication design, graphic design, graphic arts, multimedia, product design and visual merchandising, interior design and decoration, advertising. The program focuses on the investigation and development of design projects in a studio environment.

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Articulation and pathways

Successful completion of the RMIT Certificate IV in Design guarantees entry into the following programs: 

Diploma of Fashion Styling 

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 

Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) 

Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology 

Successful completion of the RMIT Certificate IV in Design guarantees entry into the following programs with exemptions: 

Diploma of Graphic Design 

Diploma of Interior Design 

Diploma of Product Design 

Diploma of Visual Merchandising 

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

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Entrance requirements

There are no academic entrance requirements.

Personal statement:

All applicants must complete the following personal statement: 

Identify a creative project you have completed recently. 

Describe the project including your idea and the purpose of the project. 

Describe what materials and media you used. 
Include a reflection on what area of Design you are interested in and why. 

International English language requirement

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

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External accreditation and industry links

There are currently no organisations that accredit programs in Graphic Design in Australia 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services for Students
 
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. Services are available face to face and online assisting with: transition to tertiary study and learning study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning career development and employment living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance. 

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students 

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