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Diploma of Industrial Design

Career Area:Manufacturing & Engineering National Code:10220NAT
Diploma of Industrial DesignThis course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to identify, design and develop new or improved products for manufacturing.

Participants will perform the following functions associated with industrial design:

- Visualise and create designs for products or processes in response to a design brief
- Design for a range of markets and functions including consumer products, electrical and electronic devices, furniture, lighting, medical and industrial
- Demonstrate technical skills incorporating current and forward looking CAD and 3D software technologies, including rapid prototyping and 3D printing
- Apply knowledge of manufacturing, construction and fabrication processes
- Respond to a range of design briefs
- Organise production
- Incorporate utility, aesthetics, human behaviour and market appeal into design solutions
- Make sketch models and mock ups.
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Entry Requirements

Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent)

Pathways into this course may be via:
- Year 12 equivalent studies including design and technology related subjects
- related qualifications that could include:
o Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
o Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
o Certificate IV in Design
o Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Career Pathways

- Assistant product designer
- Industrial design technician.


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