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 course may lead to the following career opportunities:

Graphic and Digital Designer

Junior Design Assistant


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:  2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week
  • Information Session:  To be confirmed
  • Venue:  Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Hunter Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  February 2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 28 November 2018 – 12noon
    • Venue:  Design, A Block, Alanvale Campus, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

Most of the learning experiences are classroom and workshop based.  eLearning tools are used to help manage and support your learning.

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;

Observations within a studio environment

Portfolios of evidence


Verbal questioning

Presentations on subjects relating to the course

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.

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Fees and Payments

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What will I need to bring?

All students have access to Computer labs and Adobe Creative Cloud but are encouraged to provide their own laptop and software, if available.

Students are asked to provide:

  • South – USB flash drive or portable hard drive, variety of pens and sketching pencils, visual diary, ring folder with plastic sleeves, note pad, A3 folio and binder
  • North – USB flash drive or portable hard drive, variety of pens and sketching pencils, ring folder, note pad, stainless steel rulers and craft knife

Are there ‘other’ costs?

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

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.


It is desirable for all prospective students to attend an Information Session (see dates above).

These sessions provide an overview of the course and its anticipated outcomes, as well as information and exercises to help you determine if this is the right course for you. An interview is conducted as part of this process.

Applicants are encouraged to bring along evidence of their work and/or passion for this study area. This may include:

  • Evidence of your creative and visual thinking skills.
  • Evidence of your ability use software related to design.

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 here


CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design.

Qualification Requirements

To complete this qualification you need to complete 12 units, 7 core and 5 electives.

Not all electives are available in all regions.  Contact us for more information.



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