CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Kick start your career in design with this entry-level course. This qualification will prepare you to work as a junior designer or photographer's assistant, or give you the foundation skills you need to undertake further studies in the field. Research shows that creativity, communication and problem-solving will be the most desired skills in the future job market. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to produce innovative digital images, produce pages using a page layout application, and process photographic images. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in media.

Study mode

On Campus

Course duration

6 months


50 Waterway Drive, Coomera Queensland 4209

66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Queensland 4101


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 TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment options

For more information about this course and payment options please enquire now.

About this provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275