Creative Industries

CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design

Graphic designers create artwork and text layouts for reproduction in print and electronic media.

CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design is for people who want to develop fundamental skills in graphic design for print and digital outcomes. The course develops your creative and technical skills so that you are able to solve real life design problems. The course can also lead to further studies at a Diploma level.

To ensure that participation in our courses assists you to gain employment we work in partnership with a wide range of industry representatives to reflect current industry practices and provide participants with skills that are highly valued by employers.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to a career in design. There are limited job outcomes at this level, though in areas such as graphic and digital design there may be some employment opportunities as:

  • a junior design assistant
  • a finished artist
  • a freelance service provider.
  • Or in Advertising and Marketing

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

 CUA50715 – Diploma of Graphic Design 

Location, Dates and Times

Hunter Street Campus

  • Next Intake:   4 February to November 2020
  • Duration: 36 weeks – not including school term breaks

Information Session:

Hunter Street Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm
School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Lecture Theatre, 37 Hunter Street, Hobart
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Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   4 February to November 2020
  • Duration: 36 weeks – not including school term breaks

Information Session:

Alanvale Campus Friday, 29 November 2019, 10am to 11am
Room A2.59, A Block, Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Attendance Options

Full time

Learning Options

The delivery is project based.  You will work on real life projects sometimes with real clients, or you work on simulated real life briefs. You will be supported in this with workshops, demonstrations and coaching. eLearning supports are used to help manage and support your learning. Delivery and assessments are conducted through face to face classes and TasTAFE’s online learning platform CANVAS.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.
Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Verbal questioning
  • Projects
  • Observations
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentations

Assessments take place throughout the course in a simulated studio environment

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students are asked to provide:

  • USB flash drive
  • External hard drive and /or cloud-based storage
  • A3 or A4 Visual Diary
  • Sketching pencils
  • Pens, eraser, sharpener and glue stick

Are there ‘other’ costs?

$45 for materials used in class that the student retains.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


CUA40715  Certificate IV in Design.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CUA40715 – Certificate IV in Design, 15 units must be successfully completed.
These include 7 core units and 8 electives. Elective choice may vary across the two regions.


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