• 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, working with a client brief and within project parameters. It may also include specialist design areas such as facilities for people with disabilities and the aged.
  • This course/qualification reflects the role of graphic designers at the beginning of their professional careers. They combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. They have a sound understanding of design theory and practice and are able to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.
  • This course/qualification MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is designed for those working or wishing to work as a fashion designer or in a support role. It is intended for those who already hold a MST40519 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 and Fashion Marketing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The qualification MST60119 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 MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or another similar equivalent qualification
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 opportunities, contribute to your community or potentially create a pathway into full time employment.






Title: Lecturer
Qualification: GCBus , MBA, Cert IV TAE

Profile: Professor Carl Wonder is an accomplished professional with over 22 years of industrial experience. He recently joined Virtu Design Institute as the Business Program Leader and Lecturer. He has 5 years of Academic experience and holds an MBA from the University of Derby UK, TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment, NVQ D32 Assessor & Verifier Award (UK) amongst his qualifications.

Professor Carl Wonder left Zimbabwe in 1993 to begin his studies in the UK where he lived and worked for 15years. He worked for various leading companies in the UK where most of his achievements were in setting up and developing businesses for a range of companies.

Professor Wonder relocated to Mongolia in 2008 to begin his academic career with Raffles College of Design & Commerce where he ended up as a Senior Business Lecturer. In 2011, he joined Royal International Institute (Mongolia) as an Academic Director and Senior Business Lecturer. Whilst in Mongolia, Professor Wonder trained several corporations in marketing and management strategies.

The then Carl Wonder was conferred with Professor Honoris Causa title by Ikh Zasag International University in recognition for his valuable contribution to the setting up and development of Royal International Institute. He was commented for his outstanding initiatives to strengthen and develop Mongolian education community to become globally competitive and locally engaged.

Professor Wonder also worked as a newspaper editor and Business Columnist for UB Post a Mongolian National newspaper and Royal Television Station (Mongolia) at the International News Desk.

Professor Wonder was involved in various international projects including South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) where he was one of the invited International Business Experts between 2010 and 2011. The project’s primary objective was to reform the business registration system in South Africa by integrating the existing business registration systems concerned with primary business registration. He returned to Zimbabwe in 2013 where he has been involved in various projects of setting up and marketing businesses as well as reading news on the national television (ZTV).







Title: Lecturer / Course Coordinator,
Fashion Design
HND FDTech, BA Hons Fashion,
Central St Martins, London

Profile: Tanya Dove is well versed in all aspects of fashion design education and is equally as comfortable delivering a lecture as guiding learners in technical workshop classes. Ms Dove delivers her classes with a passion for the Industry, willing to share over and above knowledge to students within the subjects, using a multitude of delivery materials: – from presentations, demonstrations and 1-1 guidance.

Tanta Dove’s skills set range from advanced technical knowledge in the total construction of garments, to CAD and presentation skills. Her links with industry, as a creative director building a new lingerie brand based in China has enhanced her abilities to guide learners in industry requirements for when they leave education. Ms Dove motivates classes by adapting to the learners level of interest, always having an alternative method of delivery to keep their attention span high to achieve the best results from the class.

With over 6 years experience in education, from being Fashion Design Program Manager and Academic Director of various important schools she is active in evaluating, improving and moderating student works.

Tanya Dove’s interests lie in curriculum development, looking into different accredited degree programs for how their course structure is delivered, to analyze and evaluate how to improve and achieve the idealistic fashion design qualification.

Ms Dove is also active in researching and analyzing how the market place is changing for new designers and how these changes can be implemented within fashion design classes to enhance the learners experience while in education, and to prepare them with a wider diversity of skill set for entering the fashion industry.

Active in the marketing aspect of fashion education, Ms Dove has hosted seminars, delivered papers, judged ompetitions and set up numerous collaborations with Industry professionals ands recently authored two fashion books: A Technical Foundation, showing the processes of women’s wear pattern making, and Concept to Creation – The Design Process.








Title: Lecturer
Qualifications: Foundation studies Art and Design,
BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design, Cert IV TAE

Profile: Anna began her studies at The London College of Fashion with foundation studies in Art and Design, where her passion for fabric design and fashion began. Following completion of her Art Foundation course she went on to complete a Bachelors degree with honors in Fashion and Textile Design with Business Studies at Brighton University in the UK.

Majoring in knitwear design Anna’s professional career began in New York where she went to work for TSE and American Eagle Outfitters.

Following this time working in New York Anna went on to work for Zegna Baruffa in Italy, Ted Baker in London and more recently Banjo and Matilda in Sydney.

Always passionate about education and about fostering creativity, Anna began teaching at Billy Blue and at the Australian Institute of Creative Design in 2014, and more recently joined the training staff at Virtu Institute of Design.

Anna currently teaches part time and is working on launching her own children’s label “Letters from Leo”.

Virtu Design Institute is an education institution established by Professor Ron Newman a senior design academic leader with significant experience in the design professions and business. Professor Newman has held senior academic and management roles within public and private academic institutions in Australia and Asia. Virtu Institute offers quality education courses at a premium price.

Virtu is international and is recognised by its peers for the quality of its courses, delivery, staff and graduates. Virtu courses will initially focus on diploma qualifications that will attract students currently in employment; later Virtu will offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Virtu courses are offered online through a sophisticated student portal supported by a comprehensive Student Information System and a state-of-the-art Learning Management System.

To be recognised as a leading education institution offering quality courses at a range of levels to a diverse community of learners.

To provide a quality online educational experience in all aspects of design, business and education that is internationally respected and utilised by the students, commerce, governments and the professions.

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Virtu Design Institute began classes in January 2013 and is now taking applications for its second intake due to commence classes on the 8th April 2013, Prospective students can apply online through this website and are encouraged to seek RPL (Recognised prior Learning) for any previous studies or professional experience that they have completed. Visit our “Virtu Online Study Tour” on this website to see how Virtu classes are delivered and remember, Virtu courses are Australian government accredited and are accepted for entry at most Australian universities with RPL for the Advanced Diplomas.
Virtu and Pearson Education South Asia are pleased to announce that we have just signed an e-books deal initially comprising 30 titles that will form the basis of the Virtu online library. Virtu Institute was originally established in Australia as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Virtu is fully committed to online learning and provides a complete online teaching and learning environment including its e-library.

Virtu Institute has commenced Singapore operations using Singaporean expertise for its software platform and curriculum development and is currently also pursuing CPE registration as a PEI.

Tan Haur, Virtu Lecturer is noted for using technologies and genres to achieve interesting tonal spectrums, surface textures as well as expressive painterly qualities. He is an MA graduate (High Distinction) of the Australian National University in digital imaging and photography. He has been highly active in photographic exhibitions, workshops and events, exhibiting his travel scenes, underwater-series and landscapes.
His Black Mountain series, inspired by the Australian landscape – depicted as rich and full of possibilities. Composed of multiple viewpoints, Black Mountain evokes mountain retreat that is lush with eucalyptus forests, gum trees and rocky terrain. The series was acquired by Belle Vue Residences Singapore and has received the Silver Award in the Paris PX3 Photo Competition (Digital Fine Art Cat) 2011.
Tan Haur Virtu Lecturer has integrated fine art with product design in a Charity Show (Arts and Design Against Cancer, year 2012). Mr S R Nathan the former President of the Republic of Singapore acquired the chair designed by Tan on 23rd May 2012 at the Red Dot Design Museum. The visual images on the upholstery was created based on the artistic process of Tan Haur’s underwater sketching and digital photo imaging creation. It was a combination of seascape, mindscape and self-reflection through his underwater experiences in South East Asia.

Tan Haur is a multi disciplinary artist and his practice includes the development of individual works/exhibitions, curatorial projects and collaborations.  He draws inspiration and ideas from a given location, everyday objects and daily life.  He immerses himself into different environments, experiencing the differences, and experimenting

different mediums and technologies in art creation and interaction, continuously in search of the relationship between Nature, Culture, Art, Media and Technology.

Tan practices Zen in daily activities and the creation of art are a journey of self-discovery to understand and get closer to his true being. He likes to work on cross disciplinary projects like integrating fine art and commercial design that challenge conventions and by breaking the norm results in different alternative techniques.  Tan Haur’s love for digital art, photography, painting and underwater sketching has motivated him to share this new genre with other enthusiasts around the world.  He has traveled to many countries creating art at high altitudes up upon summits as well as deep down in the ocean. His artist’s blog and website is at: –

tanhaur.wordpress.com     www.tanhaur.net

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