C4382 - Certificate IV in Design

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Plan: C4382 - Certificate IV in Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus


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: CUA40715
Nominal hours: 705
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months full-time
Location: Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Architecture & Design (320T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/architecturedesign
CRICOS code: 090420A

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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

Articulation agreements between RMIT university programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT university qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. This program has no articulation agreements. 

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon the successful completion of the Certificate IV in Design, you may be eligible to pathway and undertake further studies in any diploma or associate degree offered in RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design.

These diplomas are:

C5325 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

C6097 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 

C5359 - Diploma of Graphic Design 

C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

C5233 - Diploma of Product Design

These associate degrees are:

AD022 - Associate Degree in Graphic Design

AD020 - Associate Degree in Interior Decoration and Design

AD007 - Associate Degree in Furniture Design


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Entrance requirements

There are no academic entrance requirements for this program.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

English Language Requirements 
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 RMIT University tuition fees. Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, materials, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, field trips and global and local intensives. This program provides an art material list that you are recommended to purchase. A voluntary material fee covers items supplied in drawing and illustration courses.

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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

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