MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

This course/qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to perform interior design and decoration for building interiors. Design and decoration at this level covers the development of complete decorative schemes for the effective use of residential and commercial or institutional interior spaces, and the skills needed to work with a client brief and within project parameters. This course may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged.

Job roles/employment outcomes
The MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration reflects vocational outcomes including: self employment as an interior decorator, a colour consultant or an interior stylist. Students may also find employment as an in-house Interior designer or decorator for design and decoration consultancies, furniture, furnishings and fabric suppliers, and furnishing departments of retail stores or shop fitters.Work involves self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in the planning and selecting of appropriate equipment, services and techniques.

The Course/Qualification
This qualification is typically used to develop breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation to meet the purpose, efficiency and comfort of space and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. It covers a detailed understanding of the application and effect of colour and pattern in interior space and the application of historic furnishing styles and their relationship to architectural periods and heritage projects.

Work would involve participation in development of strategic initiatives, as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams, including those concerned with planning and evaluation functions and could involve group or team coordination.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry on the submission of a relevant design portfolio. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training and education pathways from this qualification include the Virtu Design Institute Advanced Diploma of Interior Design (MSF60113).

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on; a students pre existing qualifications and experience, a students full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10001 Interior Design Drawing Techniques
Credit Points 15
This subject, which underpins many other specialised design subjects, will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to explore and creatively develop 2D and 3D representations of designs in the design process. Using hand drawing, hand modeling, computer aided design drawings (CAD) and 3D modeling software.
Students will produce drawings and images to represent and communicate ideas and design concepts with a sophistication of representation that is consistent with standards within the design industry.

VDIS10002 Residential Interiors 1
Credit Points 20
Residential Interiors 1 takes students through the design process in defined stages and focuses on each step in detail to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and implementation of a successful residential interior design project that does not require structural changes to the building interior or to building services.
The subject covers decorating residential interiors in accordance with project briefs by analysing the design brief, conducting research and generating decoration ideas and concepts to create a visual experience in a defined interior space. It includes selecting materials and finishes for surface decoration and arranging the objects and elements within the space.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10003 Interior Structures
Credit Points 15
Producing technical drawings required for the construction of Interior Design projects is a vital skill for students to develop, along with a clear understanding of all construction documentation to communicate the design intention. In this subject, students will learn to understand the different structural systems as well as the services integrated in any building.
In addition, students will be required to prepare photo images for integration into reports. More specifically, you should be able to: Use scanner to capture photo images, use digital camera to create photo images, edit photo images, prepare photo image assets and store files appropriately.
Lastly, students will participate in environmentally sustainable work practices, to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements in their own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

VDIS10004 Specifying Interiors
Credit Points 20
An essential component of an interior designers work is the identification and specification of a wide range of materials, finishes and soft furnishings appropriate for Residential and Commercial interior environments.
This subject requires students to recommend and apply suitable decorative treatments for windows, soft floor covering and soft furnishings, as well as research and report on manufacturing processes, new technologies, environmental impact etc. relating to their selections.
Similarly, the conceptualisation and specification of lighting has a significant influence on specified materials and finishes for the intended scheme. The student learns to assess natural and artificial light sources and draw and present lighting layouts for an interior space.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10006 Restoration Interiors 1
Credit Points 15
In many communities there is an increasing emphasis on the restoration and preservation of historic buildings and their interiors. Interior designers play an important role in many such commercial and residential projects. This subject takes students along the path to creating a successful restoration interior by means of the design process specially adapted for existing environments which do not require changes to established structure or building services. Conservation and heritage projects demand interior designers develop skills and knowledge to have respect for design styles relevant to particular building types and eras is important in this specialised field.
Restoration Interiors 1 guides students through the design process in defined stages and focuses on each step in detail to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and implementation of a successful restoration interior design project.

VDIS10007 Residential Interiors 2
Credit Points 15
The focus of this subject is the process of producing a successful residential interior design in spaces that require changes to the established structure of the building interior and/or to building services. Residential Interiors 2 takes students through the design process in defined stages to gain skills in generating design solutions in response to a particular design need.
This subject requires students to apply researched information to formulate creative and complex design solutions to a range of residential interior design situations satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.
In particular, students will focus on researching, analysing and applying colour for interior decoration projects, including experimentation and exploration of colour in order to achieve desired effects using design tools, such as colour wheels and formulas.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10005 Interiors for the Less Able
Credit Points 20
Designing residential spaces, in accordance with project briefs, for people with disabilities and the elderly is a particular challenge for designers. This subject analyses site constraints in order to rectify and improve spatial designs to suit the special needs of the elderly and less able users. The design process will require students to articulate, present and debate ideas as well as to collaborate in a creative process.
This subject also addresses the undertaking of projects, including the development of a project plan, administering and monitoring the project.

CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

This course/qualification reflects the role of graphic designers at the beginning of their professional careers. Students will combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. They will demonstrate a sound understanding of design theory and practice and will be able to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.

Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. At this level, the designer is likely to be working in junior or generalist roles. Their work may include or have links to areas such advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design.

Pathways into the qualification
The qualification CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design is designed for those working in, or wishing to work in the role of graphic designer. It is recommended that people entering this qualification either possess a Certificate IV qualification or have equivalent vocational expertise in a field related to graphic design, such as printing and graphic arts. Depending upon specific individual pathways and competencies achieved, other qualifications in design, information technology, screen and media may also be relevant. It is also intended for those who may already be working in the industry and have gained significant knowledge in Graphic Design. The Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice is also a suitable pathway.

Entry Requirements
• produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges
• produce typography that supports the overall design solution
• use graphic design industry software

These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Pathways from the qualification
Students with CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design are able to work in a range of professional graphic design roles, often as junior or generalist designers. The conceptual and theoretical content in this qualification also supports learning at higher levels. Graduates may engage in further learning in vocational and higher education through Advanced Diploma and Degree qualifications in graphic design and broader areas of practice, such as digital media or other design disciplines.

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on; a students pre existing qualifications and experience, a students full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10015 Visual Communication Skills
Credit Points 15
This subject investigates and researches meanings, messages and information that are imparted, both overtly and subliminally, in design practice at an industry level. Students are encouraged to develop an in-depth understanding of how visual language is utilised to communicate with the targeted audiences, purchasers or users. By refining their drawing and other visual representation tools, students will present a body of their own creative work that matches with the professional standards and industry trends.

VDIS10016 Design for Production
Credit Points 15
In the world of design today, creativity and collaboration have become very valued assets. This subject focuses on ways and means to cultivate creativity, develop ideas, manage and present them to others as well as engage in the creative process centered on commitment, trust and professional ethics. Students will learn the process of creating and developing an advertising campaign which includes designing across different media such as print, electronic and digital and while doing so work individually as well as collaboratively in the creative process.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10017 The Consumer and the Designer
Credit Points 15
The first step towards creating effective designs is to understand the consumer and the market which the product serves; the best designers know why, when, where and how products meet consumer needs before solving the design problems. This subject, therefore, equips students with basic concepts in marketing such as marketing mix and consumer profiles, which are critical to consumer choice. In addition, students gain insight of the creative strategy employed by designers in advertising to achieve the solution. Designers are expected to develop empathy and awareness so that they can design visual messages suitable for the products but also appeal to both the hearts and minds of consumers.

VDIS10020 Typography 1
Credit Points 15
Typography is the visual representation of language – often called ‘the visible language’. Understanding the relationship between the spoken and written/printed/screen languages is a pivotal attribute for the graphic designer. The spoken word can have a powerful impact on the listener and, for similar though sometimes quite different reasons, the manner in which the visible language is presented (the format or layout) can have a profound influence on the way the information is interpreted.
This subject explores typographic message making in various forms – traditional and contemporary – focusing on the basic typographic conventions: why they are how they are, and what designers can or should do about them. Students will thus develop an understanding of visual language as it relates to reader-centered needs.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10018 Visual Communication History Theory
Credit Points 15
The knowledge of how design and design concepts developed over time is extremely relevant to designers in contemporary practice. This course provides an overview of how histories of design evolved alongside visual communication theories. Students will contemplate the relationship between design and visual communication theory amid political, cultural and technological developments. Students are to think critically about the stages of development and draw their own conclusions about how these theories and histories apply to the cultural contexts in which their practice is situated. In the learning process there will be an opportunity for students to think critically, to develop story telling narrative skills, to present concepts and to debate ideas.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10019 2D and 3D Graphic Design
Credit Points 15
Planning and producing a body of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) graphic design work in response to a variety of visual communication challenges is the main goal of this subject. Students will combine technical, conceptual and organizational skills to develop a command of relevant software programs, an understanding of materials and applications on site specific 3D graphic design projects, and the creative ability to generate ideas to meet different needs; from 2D illustrations to 3D public space signage.

VDIS10021 Working in Digital Design
Credit Points 15
Photo imaging, as it relates to graphic design practice, is unique in the expression of visual communication styles. Through a series of lectures, discussions and critiques, students will develop valuable knowledge and experience in visual communication theory, production of original photo media, digital asset management, image manipulation, digital imaging workflow management and the preparation of digital artwork. Students will be assessed on their report, portfolio of images and discussion forum participation. The student’s ability to research and experiment with communicating using the language of this medium, and to appreciate ideas and trends in photo-media for graphic design is the primary objective of this subject.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10022 Advanced Graphic Design Studio
Credit Points 15
Frequently working on a freelance basis, graphic designers may also be employed in graphic design studios, commercial printing companies, advertising agencies, book and magazine publishing companies, television stations or marketing divisions of any business. In this subject, students will investigate the incorporation of hand and digital illustration and many different visual elements into graphic publications. They will experience technical restrictions on format or size and find resolutions. Students will develop an understanding of promotional, editorial and corporate styles and how to design for each category. At this level, the designer, working independently, is responsible for the overall design layout.

MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

The qualification MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is designed for those working in or wishing to work as a fashion designer or in a support role. Credit may be given for those who already hold a MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or another similar qualification, or for those who are already working in the industry and have accumulated equivalent knowledge and skills in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Fashion Merchandising.

This course covers the development of complete garment design and manufacture fashion design schemes, working with either a self developed or client brief and within project parameters. It also includes specialist design areas such as textile design and patternmaking.
Our course reflects real industry needs and prepares our graduates to be:
• self employed as a fashion designer or fashion stylist,
• in-house fashion designer or fashion retailer.

This fashion designer’s work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, materials and techniques for yourself and others.

Job Roles/Employment Outcomes
This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering simple garments and aesthetic presentation to meet the purpose, efficiency and comfort of the garment and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. It covers a detailed understanding of the application and effect of colour and pattern in fabrics and the application of historic fashion styles and their relationship to design periods and historic uses of fashion.

Fashion designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across the fashion manufacture and retail industries. The course will prepare you to working in a junior, support or generalist role and your work may include or have links to areas such as fashion stylist, brand manager, colour consultant or retail buyer and you may work as an in-house fashion designer or as a consultant in fashion departments of retail stores.

Pathways into the Qualification/Entry Requirements:
There are no specific entry requirements for this course and credit will be given towards this qualification to those who have completed the MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or another similar qualification, or to those who have achieved equivalent industry experience through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Normally Virtu would consider two years full time working in fashion design or related field as being suitable experience, however applicants who consider that they have a suitable range of experiences can discuss this with the Administration Manager and Registrar during their application interview.
To ensure that people entering this qualification have the necessary initial skills and knowledge to complete the course successfully they must be able to show evidence for:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course

This information will be gathered in the form of birth certificate or passport and Senior Secondary Certificate or LLN test as part of your enrolment process.

Pathways from the Qualification
Further training and education pathways from this qualification include the Virtu Design Institute MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on; a students pre existing qualifications and experience, a students full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10040 Garment Design & Construction 1
Credit Points 15
Creating fashion designs comes from an understand¬ing of core principles, including a technical foundation, fabrics and their uses, and the ability to present your finished designs. In this subject students will identify the morphological components of the human form related to the female cut. They will develop the ability to draft master blocks for women’s wear and under¬stand the vocabulary used in relation to the cut of ladies garments. This subject guides learners through the construction of individual garments, creating the right silhouette, fitting to a model and using the right fabrics and finishing to achieve their designs.

VDIS10041 Fabric in Fashion
Credit Points 10
Fabric supports design. A well-chosen fabric can enhance the design in its appearance, hand feel and wear ability. Well-balanced collections have a selection of fabrics, from woven to jersey and knitwear. It is the blending of different fabrics together that can give diversity and strength to a collection. Choosing the right fabric for a design comes from an understanding of fibres and fabric construction. This subject will enable students to recognise different cloth suitable for their chosen designs, identifying a wide range of fibres and fabrics used in the clothing industry.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10042 Fashion Design History and Processes
Credit Points 15
Fashion Design History and Processes covers a selection of fundamental skills for fashion designers. From the ability to analyse colour and create textures through to sketching and drawing skills to illustrate their designs. Combined with history of fashion in the 20th Century students will develop an understanding of past fashions and how they influence us today.

The subject will cover an analysis of the most important economic, social, political and technological factors in the 20th century that have had an impact on fashion development and demand.

VDIS10049 Fashion Production
Credit Points 15
Fashion Production, will guide students through the creation of two target market profiles, they will develop an understanding of how to measure a fitting model, two sizing systems measurements size charts and create a design brief for two sample garment designs, a basic T-shirt and denim Jean. In this subject, students will research and
design two sample garments, a basic T-shirt, and a denim Jean. They will develop technical flat drawings, mood boards as well as investigating quality and make standards, price points, fabrics / components, and trend research for both garments. Students will learn how to grade garments noting industry standards and evaluation criteria considering
costs of a sample garment versus bulk production.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10044 Fashion Studio Processes
Credit Points 20
Students will be guided through Design Studio processes to follow industry practice. Students will simulate a research trip overseas to design and create their collection of three design concepts which they will ‘manufacture’
and analyse costs as buying samples. Designed for their client target market profile, the client will guide the student through the design brief requirements, giving feedback to the students. Students will learn the importance of
industry standard time lines / critical paths and impliment these during this assessment task. Industry practices and codes of practice will be incorporated through the use of manufacturing specification sheets, supplier quotes / lead times, production requirements and costing sheets.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10140 Fashion Innovation and Practice
Credit Points 15
Upon completion of this subject students will gain an understanding of fashion trend cycles, the adoption of fashion trends and how globalisation and technology have impacted the fashion industry and the fashion supply chain. Students will have the skill set required to analyse statistical data, use it to interpret market trends and developments and make recommendations for future marketing strategies.

VDIS10043 Garment Design & Construction 2
Credit Points 15
The technical foundation of garment creation evolves from two different methods of creation. The first is pattern drafting, using formula to create basic blocks, which are then adapted into garments. The second method is using a dress form or model to create designs in a 3D capacity. This method is known as draping.
This subject will guide students through the creation of more complex pattern cutting methods used in tailoring and draping. Students will design a three piece evening or wedding outfit including a tailored formal dress jacket, kimono or cape, and a complimentary two piece evening draped bodice and bias cut fully lined skirt for a specific customer profile.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10045 Fashion Promotion
Credit Points 15
Fashion Promotion sees students work on a number of interconnected projects to develop an understanding of target markets which enable a designer to select fabric, colours, prints and design with a particular customer in mind. A clear understanding of who that customer is, and how they shop allows a designer to create specifically for their needs and desires, and therefore make their collections a success.
Throughout, students must consider climate change and sustainability in the fashion industry, and particularly in their own working environment.

MSF60113 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

This course/qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for creative and technical solutions for built interior environments. Interior design at this level covers the planning and detailing of complex residential, commercial and institutional design projects with an emphasis on space creation, space planning and the factors that affect peoples’ responses to living and working environments. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities, institutional design, exhibitions, the aged, and adaptive re-use projects.

Job roles/employment outcomes
The MSF60113 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design reflects vocational outcomes including interior designers for interior design and architectural practices, self employed design consultants, design project administrators and design managers. Work involves using a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly specified functions. Accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving outcomes is involved.

Application
This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge for interior design processes which follow a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, and knowledge of the principles of interior design and building technologies. Designs must meet the purpose, efficiency, comfort, safety and aesthetic requirements of interior spaces, adhere to regulatory requirements and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed the MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration.

Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification may include relevant higher education programs and management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Course Duration
The Advanced Diploma course duration is twelve months (or until competencies are completed) extended to 24 months if the applicant does not hold a MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration or equivalent vocational experience, which is embedded in this course. Our Advanced Diplomas can be studied full time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full time; two years part time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10008 Managing Interior projects
Credit Points 15
This subject helps students to understand the selection and instruction of design consultants and contractors for all aspects of the project in the solution of interior design projects and in accordance with project briefs and involves application of skills and knowledge at a managerial level.
Students will also develop awareness as professional designers for evaluating design project outcomes, including all aspects of the project against the requirements of the project brief, to make comparative judgements against evaluation criteria.

VDIS10009 Commercial / Institutional Interiors
Credit Points 15
This project-based subject allows students to develop design briefs from the client’s requirements, and based on site parameters. Students will gain a good understanding of different design realisations in order to produce, from the original idea, a complete set of documents leading to a new design proposal. These skills will allow students to create designs that work and respond to the client’s requirements.
This subject will cover the application of researched information to formulate creative and complex design solutions to a range of small to medium scale commercial or institutional interior design situations satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10011 Restoration Interiors 2
Credit Points 15
Restoration Interiors 2 guides students through the design process in defined stages and focuses on each step in detail to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and implementation of a successful complex restoration interior design project. This subject draws on the knowledge gained in Restoration Interiors 1 and offers students opportunities to demonstrate their aptitude for this fascinating interior design specialisation.
The objective is to prepare students to undertake research into the project site, its style, history and significance; to prepare a brief for its restoration and then, using environmentally sound techniques and products, develop a design solution.
Evidence of compliance with internationally accepted conservation standards is
essential.

VDIS10012 Retail Design
Credit Points 20
Design for retail environments, is one of the most widely sought after and exciting specialisations in the broad field of interior design. This subject covers applying researched information to formulate creative and complex interior design solutions to retail environments, satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.
The subject is ‘project focused’. In responding to a project brief, students are required to research creative and complex interior design solutions to retail environments and demonstrate skills and knowledge in using a range of modelling techniques for extending, developing and resolving complex spatial design problems.
Students will follow the design process and develop and refine a conceptual model and inform design work through experimentation with a range of spatial modelling techniques.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10013 Advanced Interior Design Studio
Credit Points 20
An interior designer specifically focuses on the manipulation of 3D space and form by the application of the elements and principles of design in response to a client’s brief.
This subject sets the scene for a complex project during which the student is afforded an opportunity to orchestrate the creation of an interior from the briefing stage through the design and documentation process. Through this process, students will also observe and analyse a range of complex spatial typologies.
A critical part of the subject deals with the application of 3-D visualisation techniques to represent the interior design solutions produced during the course of the project.

VDIS10014 Exhibition Design
Credit Points 15
Exhibition design is a rapidly developing specialisation practiced globally and the resulting exhibits are now an essential component of the marketing programs of many major corporations. In this field, design is fast-moving, energetic and commercially focused with rapid conceptualisation, production, installation and decommissioning phases in order to meet the tight cost plans associated with this work. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to design and implement displays in a wide range of exhibition spaces. This is a broad field with a growing range of clients who have an insatiable appetite for innovative design that incorporates new media and techniques to attract valuable customers to their exhibits.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10010 Internship
Credit Points 20
The purpose of this Design Work Placement is to provide a framework for practical industry and professional experience assisting students to attain competencies while experiencing first hand the excitement, practicalities and challenges of design practice in the workplace.
Students will begin to establish and utilise those all important workplace and design industry networks.

CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

This course/qualification reflects the role of graphic designers who have a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication. These skills allow designers to conceive, negotiate and realise design concepts for complex projects using sophisticated communication, organisational and project management skills. They may take responsibility for the work of others in terms of establishing and monitoring systems to ensure the effective production of work. Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. Their work as professional designers may include or have links to areas such as advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design.

Pathways into the qualification
People entering this qualification will generally possess CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design and this is highly recommended. Depending on specific competencies achieved they may also enter the qualification with a Diploma qualification in a related area, such as interactive digital media or information technology. Alternatively people will have significant workplace experience in graphic design or a related area of work can submit a portfolio.

Entry Requirements
To enter this qualification, individuals
must provide evidence of their
technical skills and ability to:
• apply visual communication history and theory to own professional practice
• produce professional typography
• produce graphic designs for two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications
• create and manipulate graphics and design complex publication layouts

OR
• have significant experience working in Graphic Design; normally we would consider two years full time as suitable
experience, however applicants who consider that they have a suitable range of knowledge and skills can discuss this with our Academic Director during their application interview.

Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through graphic design work experience or through formal study in the Virtu Design Institute Diploma of Graphic Design.

Pathways from the qualification
People with CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design possess a specialised range of conceptual, technical and organisational skills that allow them to work as a professional graphic designer. They are also able to undertake learning in the higher education sector in diverse areas, such as IT, screen and media or art and design.

Course Duration
The Advanced Diploma course duration is twelve months (or until competencies are completed) extended to 24 months if the applicant does not hold a CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design or equivalent vocational experience. Our Advanced Diplomas can be studied full time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full time; two years part time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10023 From Design Brief to Design
Credit Points 20
The success of a design depends largely on how effectively the design responds to its design brief. Therefore it is vital for a graphic designer to be able to understand the various components and terminology of a design brief, analyse it, extract key information and finally create an innovative design solution that caters suitably and
creatively to the brief. In this course, the students will not only gain a thorough understanding of the design brief, refine and negotiate the design briefs but they will also create an apt design solution that responds to it.

VDIS10024 Typography 2
Credit Points 15
Considered as visible language, words are the mainstay of graphic design. In this subject, students will learn how to handle letters, words and work effectively with complex, varied and large amounts of type.
These skills require a deep knowledge and expertise of the history and use of typography and the primary forms of visual communication. This unit explores historical and contemporary typographic message making in various forms, and focuses on sophisticated typographic solutions as practiced by industry professionals. In this unit students will explore and experiment with interactive type, sculptural type and virtual type in creative formats that question how speech may be visually translated into graphic form.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10026 Managing Design and eBusiness
Credit Points 20
In the world of business today, a digital presence is an absolute necessity not a luxury. Therefore every designer must be able to use digital design skills to help promote any business activity. This course focuses on achieving a synergy between “design” and “business” in particular e-business. The digitization of an existing business or an e-business idea is the “spine” of the course. The students will investigate this idea and learn the process of developing it into a feasible e-business solution taking into consideration the most practical aspects such as design, intellectual property rights, copyright, work and health safety issues and more.

VDIS10030 Design and the Environment
Credit Points 15
Graphic design is not only about aesthetics but also involves use of materials, inks, solvents, printing, manufacturing, packaging, storage and transportation that may have environmental impacts and adherance to workplace safety standards.
Therefore designers must give thoughtful consideration to all aspect of the “Cradle to Grave” life span. This course will prepare students to make informed eco friendly decisions bringing Graphic Design into a new eco friendly age. Responding effectively to broad and specific safety requirements, students will work to assess, manage and ensure safety in variety of environments, including workshops, studios, offices or field locations.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10028 Observational Drawing
Credit Points 15
Observational drawing is the core method of researching, investigating, developing and communicating ideas. Through
freehand drawing, students will learn key skills to communicate characteristics of subjects related to Visual Communication and Graphic Design. Students will also develop skills and experience in visual thinking processes, problem solving, and effective communication of ideas through drawing.
Important concept development requires students to transcribe objects from a three dimensional space to a two dimensional plane and these skills will be learned from exercises, assessment tasks, discussions, critiques and reflections. This subject allows students to gain in-depth perspectives of observational drawing as a tool to record, analyse and communicate information about subjects within the graphic design profession. Students will learn to reflect on their work in a constuctive manner integrating feedback back into their work.

VDIS10031 Graphic Projects for Business
Credit Points 15
This subject describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to protect, secure and effectively use intangible assets of value to an organisation. The subject covers the issues inherent in maintaining a competitive business edge through the protection on organisational Intellectual Property (IP). There is a focus on establishing and maintaining systems to protect and exploit an organisation’s Intellectual Property to ensure business growth. Students will have the opportunity to develop and design innovative creative works and will analyse how to best protect their creative advantage by protecting their intellectual property.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10129 Design Work Placement
Credit Points 20
The purpose of this subject is to provide a framework for practical industry/professional experience assisting students to attain the competencies contained within the units while experiencing first hand the excitement, practicalities and challenges of Design Practice and the work place, while beginning to establish and utilise those all important “work place” networks.

 

MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

The qualification MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is designed to be an advanced level qualification in technical, management and design skills within fashion enterprises. The course is designed for those working in or wishing to work as a fashion designer. It is intended for those who already hold a MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or another similar equivalent qualification, or for those who are already working in a middle level role in the industry and have accumulated significant equivalent knowledge and skills in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and/or Fashion Merchandising.
This Advanced Diploma course covers the development of complete garment design and manufacture fashion design schemes and ranges, working with either a self developed or client brief and within project parameters. It also includes specialist design areas such as textile design, advanced pattern development and management of fashion design systems.
This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge covering collections of garments and aesthetic presentations to meet the purpose, efficiency and comfort of the garment collection and encourages the principles of environmental sustainability. It covers a detailed understanding of the application and effect of colour and pattern in fabrics and the application of historic fashion styles and their relationship to design periods and historic uses of fashion.

Job Roles/Employment Outcomes
Our course reflects real industry needs and prepares our graduates to be:
• self employed as a fashion designer or fashion stylist,
• in-house fashion designer, product manager or fashion retailer.
• Fashion Business Manager

This fashion designer’s work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, materials and techniques for yourself and others.

Fashion Designers and Fashion Business Managers work in many different. commercial and community contexts across the fashion manufacture and retail industries. The course will prepare you to working in a senior, support or generalist role and your work may include or have links to areas such as fashion stylist, brand manager, colour consultant or retail buyer and you may work as an in-house fashion designer or as a consultant in fashion departments of retail stores.

Pathways into the Qualification/Entry Requirements:
There are no specific academic entry requirements for this course however it should be noted that the MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is embedded in this Advanced Diploma qualification and therefore credit will be given to those who have completed the MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or to those who have achieved an equivalent qualification or who have equivalent industry experience. This will be done through Virtu’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Normally Virtu would consider two years full time working in fashion design or similar or related field as being suitable experience, however applicants who consider that they have a suitable range of experiences can discuss this with the Administration Manager and Registrar during their application interview.
To ensure that people entering this qualification have the necessary initial skills and knowledge to complete the course successfully they must be able to show evidence for:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course

This information will be gathered in the form of birth certificate or passport and Senior Secondary Certificate or LLN test as part of your enrolment process.

Pathways from the Qualification
Further education and training pathways from this qualification may include relevant similar discipline higher education programs, management qualifications or relevant manufacturing qualifications.

Course Duration
The Advanced Diploma course duration is twelve months (or until competencies are completed) extended to 24 months if the applicant does not hold a MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or equivalent vocational experience, which is embedded in this course. Our Advanced Diplomas can be studied full time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full time; two years part time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10046 Fashion Design Projects
Credit Points 30
In the competitive field of fashion design some designers opt to be specialists in complex or specialised garment types. In this modern world, cost implications are always in the forefront and in most cases the deciding factor of what garments continue from samples through to production. In this subject, students will design a 10 pieces fashion range based on client requirements, client profile and design brief.
Students will research current global industry trends and through simulated design team and client discussions they will further develop their range.
Students will learn how to develop an industry standard costing comparison for their fashion range an develop costing
sheets for their range.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10047 Fashion Marketing
Credit Points 20
This subject will see students create a marketing plan and sales strategy for a small business or brand concept that the student would like to develop. Students will investigate international trading opportunities via electronic commerce means (e-commerce, specifically a website).
Students will identify and incorporate electronic marketing approaches, tools and strategies to reach their target market, and achieve objectives for implementing electronic marketing strategies.
This subject requires the application of skills associated with communication to analyse goals and trends, gather and analyse data and present, report and document information.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10048 Fashion Design Collection (Studied over Terms 2 & 3)
Credit Points 50
Students will utilize all previous knowledge to develop their own commercially viable collection in totality. This subject requires extensive skill and knowledge in fashion design development, pattern making and construction techniques, for the purpose of achieving specific effects such as manipulating fabric to give a garment a more unique, individual appearance.
Planning techniques and tools are used to develop a production plan and schedule, which includes critical path, timeline and key outcomes. Students will have a specific focus on the commercial viability of their collection with a particular target market in mind.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10048 Fashion Design Collection (Studied over Terms 2 & 3)
Credit Points 50
Students will utilize all previous knowledge to develop their own commercially viable collection in totality. This subject requires extensive skill and knowledge in fashion design development, patternmaking and construction techniques, for the purpose of achieving specific effects such as manipulating fabric to give a garment a more unique, individual appearance.
Planning techniques and tools are used to develop a production plan and schedule, which includes critical path, timeline and key outcomes. Students will have a specific focus on the commercial viability of their collection with a particular target market in mind.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10148 Fashion Internship
Credit Points 20
The purpose of this subject is to provide a framework for practical industry/professional experience assisting students to attain competencies while experiencing first hand the excitement, practicalities and challenges of design practice in the workplace. Students will begin to establish and utilise those all important workplace and design industry networks and the opportunities they bring.

The Benevolent Society BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Enrolment in this course is exclusive to employees of The Benevolent Society.

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This qualification prepares individuals for roles where they will apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of service industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. Graduates will have learnt to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

The course consists of four (4) core and eight (8) elective units of competency selected within the packaging rules of this qualification. These units have been clustered into five modules. The complete set of packaging rules including the available units of competency can be found at: http://training.gov.au/ Training/Details/BSB51915. Virtu has designed this BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management through consultations with industry and the Benevolent Society.

Pathways into the qualification
All learners who enrol into this course will be employees of the Benevolent Society that have been nominated to undertake the course.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• Be employed by the Benevolent Society in a Management Role
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course

Pathways from the qualification
This qualification is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Virtu Business Institute that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment. Upon completion of the course assessments a successful student will be awarded a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Students who exit the training program without completing all assessments will be issued with a statement of attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency. Graduates with this qualification often occupy a managerial role and most often have a suitable title reflecting this role within most commercial sectors.

Course Duration
The course duration is 14 months or when all competencies are completed. Each module is to be delivered in a 3 Day intensive workshop followed by a 4 week period to complete assessable tasks. Learners may apply for RPL if they have pre-existing qualifications and experience.

Enrol Now
There are 2 simple steps to complete the application process;
Step 1. Click on the Enrol Now button and complete the online in Enrolment Form.
Step 2. Send the following support documents in digital format to assist.registrar@virtuinstitute.edu.au.
• Proof of Australian Citizenship, or
• ID Page of an Australian Passport, and also
• A copy of a current Australian drivers license

Virtu delivers this qualification to the Benevolent Society in association with Aurora Training and Professional Services RTO 90966 ABN 39 109 662 606.

Module 1

VDIS20001 Module 1 Managing with impact
This module introduces the role of the Benevolent Society manager, key competencies in context, specifically the changing community sector environment, organisational performance requirements and culture. Emotional intelligence, communication & influencing skills are underpinned by a coaching framework.

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence

Module 4

VDIS20004 Module 4 Building talent & teams
This module explores the end to end human resources cycle from workforce planning, recruitment, performance management, learning & development and coaching. It addresses providing structured feedback in challenging circumstance.

BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection & induction of staff
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage the performance management process
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

Module 2

VDIS20002 Module 2 Organisational performance
This module equips managers to drive business development by leading and developing high performing teams and resolving work performance problems. It includes achieving organisational performance in a changing environment.

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Module 5

VDIS20005 Module 5 Managing customer service
This module introduces customer service, providing tools to ensure legal compliance, continuous improvement, networking skills, community engagement, and stakeholder and government management. This is underpinned by project management and business writing skills to ensure a seamless end to end service offering.

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Module 3

VDIS20003 Module 3 Managing for results
This module provides knowledge, tools and resources to manage budgets, use commercial acumen to deliver on financial plans and achieve performance outcomes. Risk management, health, safety and wellbeing are all addressed in a risk management context informing manager’s legal and reporting obligations.

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

This qualification prepares individuals for the role where they will apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. Graduates will have learnt to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

The course consists of four (4) core and eight (8) elective units of competency selected within the packaging rules of this qualification. The complete set of packaging rules including the available units of competency can be found at: http://training.gov.au/ Training/Details/BSB51915. Virtu has designed a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management through consultations with industry and commerce.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for students with qualifications in the area of business or vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification. It is also suitable for recent school leavers who don’t yet have vocational experience but want to pursue a career in the field.

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course
The following criteria is seen as an advantage:
• Be employed in a workplace in a role similar to those stated above for a minimum of 20 hours per week

• Have the willing support of their employer
• Hold the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, or other relevant qualification/s or have vocational experience in a managerial or senior leadership role.

Pathways from the qualification
This qualification is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Virtu Business Institute that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment. Upon completion of the course assessments a successful student will be awarded a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Students who exit the training program without completing all assessments will be issued with a statement of attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency. Graduates with this qualification often occupy a managerial role and most often have a suitable title reflecting this role within most commercial sectors.

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on: a student’s pre existing qualifications and experience, a student’s full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS20011 Managing with impact
Credit Points 24
This module focuses on two units of competency; BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence and BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence. It discusses how emotional intelligence and effective communication can be leveraged to improve organisational performance. Exploring the various elements of emotional intelligence and communication skills, students will learn to manage their emotional responses to situations, develop the emotional intelligence of others and conduct effective negotiations. The units also address the skills to facilitate effective presentations
and meetings.

VDIS20012 Organisational performance
Credit Points 24
This module focuses on two units of competency; BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness and BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships. The two units relate very closely and cover important management topics such as performance management, rewards and recognition and networking.
Students are exposed to the fundamentals of team dynamics and some of the key elements for developing an environment
where people can do their best work. The importance of networking and diversity management are explored and students
develop an understanding of the policies and procedures required to manage and lever diversity to achieve organisational results.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS20013 Building talent & teams
Credit Points 24
This module focuses on two units of competency; BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
and BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes. The two units address different human resources
functions of a manager. From selecting and recruiting staff and the development and implementation of performance
management processes. Students are exposed to the different tasks involved in planning and conducting both recruitment and selection processes as well as the basic elements of inducting new personnel once the selection decision has been made. Students will also explore different approaches to performance management and ways of improving employee performance.

VDIS20014 Managing for results
Credit Points 24
The module introduces the importance of risk management, budgets and financial planning. The two units BSBRSK501 Manage risk and BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans together focus on key skills and knowledge for managing
risk, budgets and financial plans within a business context. Students will develop an understanding of risk management in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit. Managing risk can facilitate implementation of change across an organisation, business unit, program or project area. Students will develop confidence in undertaking financial management within a work team. Through this subject, students will practice their skills in planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS20015 Service excellence
Credit Points 24
This subject explores the two units of competency; BSBPMG522 Undertake project work and BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service. With a focus on customer service projects, students will be lead through the key phases of project
management, from developing a project scope, project plan, monitoring that plan to the finalising of the project. Students will explore the fundamentals of managing customer service based projects while analysing customer behaviour and product promotion. Students will be introduced to various approaches to monitoring customer service and discuss customer relationship management strategies.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS20016 Operational Safety
Credit Points 24
This subject introduces the importance of operational planning and managing a safe workplace. It covers key areas of operational planning such as goal setting, writing key performance indicators, allocating resources and evaluation. Through the two units of competency; BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan and BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace, students will learn to apply operational planning to a work health and safety project by implementing a workplace
health and safety management system that is compliant with legislative standards.

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

This qualification prepares individuals for various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators. Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of business settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. The qualification may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

Virtu has consulted with industry in designing its BSB50215 Diploma of Business and the course consists of eight (8) elective units of competency selected within the packaging rules of this qualification. The complete set of packaging rules including the available units of competency can be found at: http://training.gov.au/ Training/Details/BSB50215

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for students with qualifications in the area of business or vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification. It is also suitable for recent school leavers who don’t yet have vocational experience but want to pursue a career in the field.

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course
The following criteria is seen as an advantage:
• Be employed in a workplace in a role similar to those stated above for a minimum of 20 hours per week

• Have the willing support of their employer
• Hold the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, or other relevant qualification/s or have vocational experience in a managerial or senior leadership role.

Pathways from the qualification
This qualification is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Virtu that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment. Upon completion of the course assessments the successful student will be awarded a BSB50215 Diploma of Business. Students who exit the training program without completing all assessments will be issued with a statement of attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency. Graduates who attain this qualification will have possible job titles such as: executive officer, program consultant and program coordinator.

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on: a students pre existing qualifications and experience, a student’s full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10096 Manage Meetings
Credit Points 15
This module focuses on how to successfully manage meetings, from the preparation for the meeting to the processes and
procedures involved in the running of a meeting and the follow up required.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to oversee the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

VDIS10089 Manage Quality Customer Service
Credit Points 15
This subject introduces the fundamentals of managing customer service and driving quality service delivery. Consumer
behaviour and the product promotion are discussed. Students are introduced to various approaches to monitoring customer service, measuring customer satisfaction and customer relationship management.
This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that
ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10141 Managing teams
Credit Points 15
This module focuses on the role of the manager in leading and managing effective teams. Learners will be exposed to
strategies for developing teams, improving performance as well as reward systems and their role in operational performance.
The skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the
organisation are explored.

VDIS10142 Opportunities in Marketing
Credit Points 15
This module focuses on identifying and evaluating marketing opportunities. It outlines how to identify and capitalise on marketing opportunities. Students are exposed to forecasting and post implementation evaluation techniques.
Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10100 Manage Recruitment, Selection and Induction Processes
Credit Points 15
This subject focuses on the management of recruitment, selection and induction processes. Students are exposed to the
development of policies and procedures relating to recruitment, selection and induction. The subject addresses key steps in recruitment and selection as well as ensuring these practices meet organisational and legal standards. Students are required to oversee and evaluate induction processes against their effectiveness in improving new employee performance.
Students will learn to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10093 Undertake Project Work
Credit Points 15
This subject introduces the fundamentals of project work. Students will be exposed to the essential elements of undertaking project work including developing a project scope, engaging stakeholders, monitoring and evaluating the project outcomes.
This subject goes through the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a
larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

VDIS10143 Manage Intellectual Property
Credit Points 15
This subject outlines how to identify intellectual property assets and rights within an organisation, strategy for management, protection and commercialisation of IP for business growth.
Describing the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to protect, secure and effectively use intangible assets of value to an organisation. It focuses on establishing and maintaining systems to protect and
exploit an organisation’s intellectual property to ensure business growth.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10101 Manage Risk
Credit Points 15
This subject introduces the concept of risk management. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the steps to managing risk within a business context. The skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting are explored.

CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering

Volunteering is a rewarding and stimulating engagement with community or even professional career that connects you to others. It offers the unique opportunity to utilise your existing skills and knowledge in an industry of interest, while helping and supporting others in need. Volunteering work is an excellent way to learn new skills, gain exposure to new industries, contribute to your community or potentially create a pathway into full time employment.

Virtu Institute has designed this qualification in consultation with Volunteering Services Australia. At the completion of this course you will have the necessary skills and knowledge required to be an entry level volunteer worker. At this level, you will work within clearly defined guidelines and under direct or regular supervision from a senior volunteer worker.

There are a number of different volunteering roles available depending on your areas of interest, experience and skills. These opportunities range from community welfare, special needs assistance, youth work, adult education and fund raising, just to name a few.

Pathways into the qualification
The qualification CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering is designed for those wishing to work in the role of a volunteer. It is recommended that people entering this qualification possess a skills set that can be applied to the volunteering area of interest.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for the qualification applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course

Pathways from the qualification
Students with CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering are able to work as a volunteer, at an entry level under direct or regular supervision, in a range of roles. The theoretical and practical content in this qualification supports learning for entry into further vocational training at a Certificate III level.

Course Duration
There are seven (7) units for the qualification; 4 core units and 3 elective units. The duration of the course depends on a student’s pre-existing qualifications and experience, a student’s full time or part time status and study commitment, and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our courses can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term.

Normal duration is six (6) months full-time or one (1) year part-time. To achieve this qualification, students must complete at least twenty (20) hours of volunteer work.

It is expected that students will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes, home and work study. The Virtu academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Credit Transfer and RPL
Virtu Institute offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where a student’s existing skills and knowledge are matched against the requirements of the qualification. Additional information on our Credit Transfer and RPL process is available from the Virtu website.

Course Fees
Virtu Institute will charge students AUD$50 per credit point for each subject studied and payment is by credit card each term. As an example a 10 Credit Point subject will cost AUD$500. The total cost of the Certificate II is AUD$2,700 including the Volunteering Green Card taken in assessment mode

Apply Now:
In order for Virtu to determine that a prospective student is academically suited to undertake a particular course, there are 6 steps to complete the application process; Step 1- Start the Certificate II in Active Volunteering by
completing the Volunteering Green Card online. Follow this link, select and pay for the ‘Volunteering Green Card plus Certification’ at: https://www.vsaustralia.org.au/product/volunteering-green-card-certification/ (Completing the Volunteering Green Card successfully with supervised and assessed 20 hours of Volunteering experience successfully will give you competency in CHCVOL001 Being an active volunteer, Step 2 – Virtu Staff member will contact you for a face to face and/or Skype interview, Step 3 – Send to Virtu by email or upload to the Virtu website your Online Enrolment Form, agree to the Terms & Conditions of enrolment and upload your academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful applicants will inform Virtu of the payment method and/or apply for a Virtu scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.
Unsuccessful applicants will be advised of the reasons why they have not been offered a place in the course, their right to appeal the decision, and information on how to access the appeals process.

Student Study Term 1

VOLUNTEERING GREEN CARD
Credit Points 10
The Volunteering Green Card and Certification is comprised of three online modules: Getting Ready to Volunteer, Let’s Get Volunteering, and Being a Great Volunteer. At the completion of these modules volunteers will then be placed in a suitable volunteer role to complete 20 hours at which time assessment will take place.

Start the Certificate II in Active Volunteering by completing the Volunteering Green Card online. Follow this link, select and pay for the ‘Volunteering Green Card + Certification’ at https://www.vsaustralia.org.au/product/volunteering-green-card-certification/

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Student Study Term 2

VDIS10104 Participate in workplace health and safety
Credit Points 10
This subject focuses on the key aspects of safe work practices. The learner will be exposed to the key rights and responsibilities of both employers and workers. The subject makes the distinction between organisations engaging volunteers only and those engaging in a mix of paid and volunteer workers. Learners will explore the common workplace hazards, hazard identification and risk assessment. Learners will be required to demonstrate participation in safe work practices in a workplace.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10105 Communicate in the workplace
Credit Points 10
This subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of effective workplace communication. It focuses on the basic elements of effective communication including listening and conveying information. The unit addresses some key elements of completing workplace documentation such as workplace forms, writing and constructing emails. Additionally, students are introduced to the concept of diversity and how this impacts on communication and communication styles.
Student Study Term 1

VDIS10102 Work with diverse people
Credit Points 5
This subject provides the basic skills and knowledge that underpins working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Australian workplaces are comprised of diverse people from a range of backgrounds, holding many different beliefs.

The content will provide learners with the skills to reflect on their own beliefs as well as appreciate the beliefs of others. Learners will learn some of the fundamental skills of communicating with people from diverse backgrounds through gaining a deeper knowledge of diversity and its many forms.

Student Study Term 4

VDIS10106 Provide first point of contact
Credit Points 10
This subject provides an introduction to basic elements of initial service provision. The subject focuses on the initial or first contact with a service user or potential service user. The subject focuses on the greeting and explanation of services to a service user and the documentation that would need to be provided and completed. Learners will learn about different approaches to addressing specific needs of service users including those that present in an aggressive and/or distressed manner. Communicating with people with a cognitive impairment will also be addressed.
Student Study Term 5

VDIS10107 Develop and use emotional intelligence
Credit Points 10
This subject focuses on the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance in workplace performance. Exploring the various elements of emotional intelligence, students will learn to undertake meaningful reflection, manage their emotional responses to situations and develop emotional intelligence relating to others and conduct.
Student Study Term 6

VDIS10108 Provide first aid
Credit Points 5
This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Students will learn how to respond to an emergency situation, apply appropriate first aid procedures, communicate details of the incident and reflect on the incident to evaluate personal performance.