CUA40715: Part-time

Certificate IV in Design

Specialising in Creative Styling for Events

While creativity is undoubtedly the most visual and fun element to co-ordinate at an event, there are design principles and processes you must know to ensure your events are memorable. Learn design techniques such as the impact of spatial concepts, the effect of colour in styling and theming and how to manage a creative and successful event.

This is a nationally recognised and accredited training course that teaches the concepts of colour and design and their application to creative styling for events. Giving you these tools will help you imagine beyond pinterest and run free with your creativity, blending the essence of practical skills and décor style with visual impact and creative flair to transform Weddings, Functions, Gala Dinners, Parties, or any other function into something to be remembered.

This program is a “hands on” challenge to invent, design and restyle events in beautiful ways, operating out of a purpose-built studio in the heart of the bubbling Newcastle design community.

“Leave it better than you found it”

Units of Competency

BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUADES501 Design events
SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events of functions
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D form
CUADES403 Research and apply techniques in spatial design
CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge

Who is this course for

Anyone wanting to start out in the industry.
This course will equip you with the knowledge to work as a designer in-house or to be your own boss – the choice is yours!

Possible career pathways after completing Certificate IV in Design specialising in Creative Styling for Events included, but not limited to:

  • Wedding Planner / Stylist
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Corporate and/or Private Functions Event Stylist
  • Festival Stylist
  • Fashion Events Styling
  • Photography Shoot Styling
  • Brand Activations

Entry Requirements

No previous experience or studies in the design field are necessary to apply; all you need is a desire to create and innovate.

Course Duration – 11 Months

Applications now open for 2020.

11 months, Tuesday 6pm-9pm.

The course is mixed mode delivery of 102 hours of face-to-face learning over 34 weeks, plus additional self-directed study of 20 hours per week.


Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.