Certificate III in Design Fundamentals


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the design process and introductory theory and history for a range of design contexts.

The outcomes of this qualification apply to those working in design roles across different work environments. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Design Assistant, Junior Graphic Design Assistant and Junior Interior Design or Decorator Assistant. It also provides a pathway to other junior design assistant roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Units of competency in qualification

Some individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.

Sample outcome learnings

  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Follow a design process
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Produce creative work
  • Apply work health and safety practices