CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

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Course description

The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (CUA30715) will boost your career in photography, graphic design, and desktop publishing. Over 6 months you will learn the fundamentals of colour, drawing, digital imagery and the production of 2D and 3D images — graduating with a nationally recognised qualification and ready to work in a photography or design role. Enquire now to discuss your study options.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

6 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Production Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Junior Animator$960 weekly pay
Junior Graphic Designer$960 weekly pay
Artist$960 weekly pay
Painter$960 weekly pay
Art Studio Assistant$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Radio Producer$1,350 weekly pay
Sound Engineer$1,350 weekly pay
Film Editor$1,400 weekly pay
Screenplay Writer$1,300 weekly pay
Director of Photography$1,400 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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TAFE Queensland
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