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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

Additional Entry requirements for VET Student Loan Students
For students to be eligible to access VET Students Loans they are required to be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Additionally you will be required to provide us with:
– a certified copy of a certificate for a qualification at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 (or above) that was delivered in English, or
– a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded by an agency or authority of an Australian State or Territory for your completion of year 12 of school, or
– a certificate of competency at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy using an approved assessment tool arranged by Virtu.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans, and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10001 Interior Design Drawing Techniques
Credit Points 15
This subject, which underpins many other specialised design subjects, will provide skills and knowledge necessary to explore and creatively develop hand drawing, hand modelling, computer aided design (CAD) 2 dimensional (2D) and 3 dimensional (3D) representations of designs in the design process. Participants will produce images to represent and communicate design concepts with a sophistication of representation that is consistent with standards within the design industry.
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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.
Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10003 Interior Structures
Credit Points 15
The essence of this subject is the process of producing a successful residential interior design in spaces that do not require changes to established structural aspects of the building interior or to building services. The subject also provides students with an introduction to the use and respect of copyright in residential interior design.
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VDIS10004 Specifying Interiors
Credit Points 20
The specification of a wide range of materials and finishes appropriate for interior environments is an essential component of the work of an interior designer. Similarly, the conceptualisation and specification of lighting has a significant influence on those finishes as they make up the designed interior. This subject offers students an opportunity to explore the realm of interior finishes and to investigate their properties, surprising variety and suitability for many classifications of interiors.
Student Study Term 3
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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 that respect not only the client’s brief but also the regulatory, environmental and stylistic character of the project.
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VDIS10007 Residential Interiors 2
Credit Points 15
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 is the focus of this subject. Residential Interiors 2 takes students through the design process in defined stages and focuses on each step to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution and implementation of a successful residential interior design project. Particular emphasis is placed on the extent to which an interior designer should coordinate with other building specialists such as engineers, architects and builders to achieve an interior designed with respect for regulatory, functional and sustainable factors.
Student Study Term 4
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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 management 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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

Additional Entry requirements for VET Student Loan Students
For students to be eligible to access VET Students Loans they are required to be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Additionally you will be required to provide us with:
– a certified copy of a certificate for a qualification at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 (or above) that was delivered in English, or
– a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded by an agency or authority of an Australian State or Territory for your completion of year 12 of school, or
– a certificate of competency at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy using an approved assessment tool arranged by Virtu.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans, and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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

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 LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 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 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:
• in-house assistant product manager 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
The LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology 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 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.

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 academic entry requirements for this course and credit will be given towards this qualification to those who have completed the LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 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 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 provide evidence of their ability to:
• produce examples of fashion design work that respond effectively to different design challenges
• engage with the design process by developing design solutions through research, reflection and the generation and refinement of ideas
• show examples of computer skills using design industry software, which may include 2D and 3D drafting and rendering programs
• apply knowledge of fashion design trends and technologies.
These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study, and will need to communicated to us via a portfolio uploaded as part of your online enrolment application.

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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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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 work. 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.
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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.
Student Study Term 2
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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.
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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.

Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10044 Fashion Design Collection 1
Credit Points 20
Students will be guided through the design process to create a commercially viable collection. With research into fashion design trends they will formulate their own design concept and consumer.

The students will research and develop an original concept, experimenting with development techniques, textile manipulations and design development in a working sketchbook. Selecting a cohesive and versatile designer collection, they will produce all patterns and finished garments to industry standard. Evaluating, analysing and costing their garments, and verifying the garment sizing on models.

Student Study Term 3
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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 cutting, 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. Draping still involves making a paper pattern once the design is confirmed and is therefore seen predominantly in eveningwear due to the extra time it takes to complete the finished garment.
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VDIS10049 Fashion Production
Credit Points 15
Fashion Production will guide students through the processes of taking one sample garment design and compiling information and charts to enable that one design to be mass produced for commercial sales. By analyzing and developing a sizing chart for their own consumer profile students will cross-examine 5 retailers whose customer profile is of a similar age range to their own design philosophy and customer. Working with, and fitting model students will develop the skills to take measurements and compile their own measurement-sizing chart for production purposes.
Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10045 Fashion Promotion
Credit Points 15
In conjunction with Fashion Design Collection 1 students will evaluate a marketing strategy for their designer collection and confirm a consumer profile and sales plan. By understanding your customer enables you to select fabrics, colours and prints that work for them, while staying strong to your own design philosophy. Every customer has a choice of garments in their wardrobe and you need to analyse where your collection would fit into their lifestyle. The more you understand your customer the more appropriate your designs will be, and therefore the more you are likely to sell and make your collections successful.

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
Advanced 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 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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

Additional Entry requirements for VET Student Loan Students
For students to be eligible to access VET Students Loans they are required to be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Additionally you will be required to provide us with:
– a certified copy of a certificate for a qualification at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 (or above) that was delivered in English, or
– a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded by an agency or authority of an Australian State or Territory for your completion of year 12 of school, or
– a certificate of competency at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy using an approved assessment tool arranged by Virtu.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans, and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10008 Managing Interior projects
Credit Points 15
This subject helps students to understand basic drawings and documents used by contractors and consultants when building a design project. It creates awareness about the selection and instruction of design consultants and contractors, and also looks into legal requirements related to interior design projects. Students will develop awareness as professional designers so that they can evaluate and assess design project outcomes that appeal to the end users.
Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10011 Restoration Interiors 2
Credit Points 15
This subject prepares students for the design of more complex projects involving planning, organizing and problem solving skills as they apply to interior conservation and restoration projects. Research skills will be required to satisfy the more extensive briefs to be developed both in terms of interior finishes and furniture and with the specification and commissioning of artwork.
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VDIS10012 Retail Design
Credit Points 20
Design for retail environments, one of the most widely sought after and exciting specialisations in the broad field of interior design, draws together studies in the psychology of space and its use, and addresses the social, cultural and environmental requirements of a retail design brief. The subject is ‘project focused’. In responding to project briefs, students are required to research creative and complex interior design solutions to retail environments and analyse and apply ‘colour’ for interiors. Essentially, students must demonstrate skills and knowledge in using a range of modelling techniques for extending, developing and resolving complex spatial design problems.
Student Study Term 3
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VDIS10013 Advanced Interior Design Studio
Credit Points 20
In response to a client’s brief, an interior designer specifically focuses on the manipulation of space and form by applying elements and principles of design. As such, this subject sets the scene for a complex project during which the student orchestrates the creation of an interior — from the briefing stage through the design and documentation process. Through this process, students will demonstrate skills in comprehending and strategizing briefing information; organizing finite resources such as ‘time’; developing and critically analyzing creative direction; and planning and producing presentation material. A critical part of the subject deals with the application of 3-D visualisation techniques.
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VDIS10014 Exhibition Design
Credit Points 15
Exhibition design is a rapidly developing specialization 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 conceptualization, 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.
Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10010 Internship
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 workplace, while beginning to establish and utilise those all important “work-place” 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 CUV50311 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, people must have the skills and knowledge described in the following units of competency:
CUVGRD501A Research visual communication history and theory
CUVGRD502A Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUVGRD503A Produce typographic design solutions
CUVGRD504A Create and manipulate graphics
CUVGRD505A Design and manipulate complex layouts.

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 CUV60411 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
Advanced 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 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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10023 From Design Brief to Design
Credit Points 20
The three most basic tasks that any designer must be able to complete are to extract a design brief from the client, negotiate and refine its contents so that they are meaningful, and finally to originate design solutions that respond to the brief and to the broader community needs, standards and ethics. This subject encourages students to develop their research, negotiation and writing skills leading them to respond to the design brief they themselves have helped to develop.
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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 large amounts of words and letters, a skill that requires a knowledge and expertise of the history and use of typography – the primary form of visual communication. This unit explores typographic message making in various forms, mostly contemporary, and focuses on sophisticated typographic solutions as practiced by the top designers in the world. Experiments with creative formats, and how speech may be visually translated in graphic form are encouraged.
Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10025 Intellectual Property and Design
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 control over the copyright owner’s work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work, and using other party’s original work legitimately. The subject also focuses on establishing and maintaining systems to protect and exploit an organisation’s intellectual property to ensure business growth.
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VDIS10026 Managing Design and eBusiness
Credit Points 20
Having solid performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project in traditional business or in eBusiness are required of any good designer. From these assumptions, we will address the management of projects, including the development of a project plan, the administering and monitoring of the project, the finalizing of the project and the reviewing of the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects from an eBusiness perspective.
Student Study Term 3
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VDIS10027 Managing Graphic Projects
Credit Points 15
Good communication skills are instrumental for professional designers to encourage creativity and to evaluate information accurately. In this subject, students will learn the value of planning, organizing and problem solving in order to bring design processes to successful outcomes. Self management and learning skills will be applied to assess, reflect on, and identify areas for improvement.
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VDIS10028 Observational Drawing
Credit Points 15
Freehand drawing to communicate characteristics of subjects related to Visual Communication and Graphic Design is a very important skill and is the focus of this subject. Students through this subject will also develop skills and experience in the visual thinking process, in problem solving, and in effective communication of ideas. 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 assignments, discussions, critiques and reflections.
Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10010 Internship
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 workplace, 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 LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology or another similar equivalent qualification, or for those who are already working at a middle level in the industry and have accumulated significant equivalent knowledge and skills in Fashion Design and/or Fashion Marketing.
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.

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 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 LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology is embedded in this Advanced Diploma qualification and therefore credit will be given to those who have completed the LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology 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 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 provide evidence of their ability to:
• produce examples of fashion design work that respond effectively to different design challenges
• engage with the design process by developing design solutions through research, reflection and the generation and refinement of ideas
• show examples of computer skills using design industry software, which may include 2D and 3D drafting and rendering programs
• apply knowledge of fashion design trends and technologies.
These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study, and will need to communicated to us via a portfolio uploaded as part of your online enrolment application.

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 MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising 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.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10046 Fashion Projects
Credit Points 30
In the competitive field of fashion design some designers opt to be specialists in one
niche area, offering an enhanced and extended product. Fashion Design Projects will cover three different design led projects. Researching and investigating two niche markets, sustainable design and human factors and ergonomics. Completing the course with the students own choice of design led project.

Sustainable design will focus on organic materials and production processes used in fashion design. Where students will investigate sustainable methods and fabrics to design a range.

Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10047 Fashion Marketing
Credit Points 20
This subject will develop a marketing plan and sales strategy for one of the Fashion Design Projects the students have completed which best represents their own design philosophy and customer profile. They will investigate strategic directions, analyse their product, customer and sales methods. It requires the application of skills associated with communication to analyse goals and trends, gather and analyse data and present, report and document information. They will design and conduct primary research in a professional manner and develop analytical, and necessary descriptive and statistical skills to interpret the collected data.
Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10048 Fashion Design Collection 2 (over Terms 2 & 3)
Credit Points 50
Students will utilize all previous knowledge to develop their own commercially viable collection in totality and present the collection by organizing and hosting an event to showcase their label. 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. This subject covers the skills and knowledge required to co-ordinate all services required to plan, produce and deliver a live production event.
Student Study Term 3
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VDIS10048 Fashion Design Collection 2 (over Terms 2 & 3)
Credit Points 50
Students will utilize all previous knowledge to develop their own commercially viable collection in totality and present the collection by organizing and hosting an event to showcase their label. 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. This subject covers the skills and knowledge required to co-ordinate all services required to plan, produce and deliver a live production event.
Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10010 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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
All students who enrol into this course will be required to demonstrate that they meet the entry requirements of a BSB40812 Certificate IV in Frontline Management, or its equivalent, or workplace experience equivalent to the Certificate IV in Frontline Management.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• 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 BSB40812 Certificate IV in Frontline Management or other relevant qualification/s or have vocational experience in a managerial or senior leadership role. This qualification is NOT suited to a recent school leaver without any significant leadership or managerial experience.

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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

Additional Entry requirements for VET Student Loan Students
For students to be eligible to access VET Students Loans they are required to be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Additionally you will be required to provide us with:
– a certified copy of a certificate for a qualification at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 (or above) that was delivered in English, or
– a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded by an agency or authority of an Australian State or Territory for your completion of year 12 of school, or
– a certificate of competency at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy using an approved assessment tool arranged by Virtu.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans, and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10092 Emotional Intelligence and the Operational Plan
Credit Points 15
Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures and the use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. Individuals are also required to develop and monitor the implementation of an operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation’s productivity and profitability plans.

This subject includes identifying the impact of ones own emotions and their affect on others, recognising and developing the emotional strengths of others, promoting the development of emotional intelligence in others and utilising emotional intelligence to maximise team outcomes.

Students will learn to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information and deal with unpredictable problems using initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams within the broader strategic and/or business plan.

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan

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VDIS10090 Lead and Manage Effective Teams
Credit Points 15
This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage effective workplace teams and relationships in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

It applies to individuals in leadership or management who have a prominent role in establishing and managing teams, processes and procedures to support workplace relationships taking into account the organisation’s values, goals and cultural diversity while building a positive culture within their work teams.

At this level work will normally be carried out within complex and diverse methods and procedures, which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

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

Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10089 Manage Quality Customer Service
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to agreed standards. Organisation may have staff involved in delivering customer service and are responsible for the quality of their work. In many instances the work will occur within the organisation’s policies and procedures framework. At this level, the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies, will be required.

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

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VDIS10093 Undertake Project Work
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects, including developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, financing the project, and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

This subject applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10097 Plan and Implement Administration Systems
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan or review the requirements of effective administration systems and procedures for implementing, monitoring and reviewing the system.

This subject is appropriate for individuals employed in a range of work environments in senior administrative roles.

BSBADM504 Plan and implement administration systems

Student Study Term 3
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VDIS10096 Manage Meetings
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

This subject will help those required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace, including conducting or managing administrative tasks in providing agendas and meeting material.

BSBADM502 Manage meetings

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VDIS10091 Safe Workplace and Continuous Improvement
Credit Points 15
This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements also understanding how to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

This subject applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation while taking an active role in managing a continuous improvement process in order to achieve an organisation’s objectives requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem-solving and decision-making strategies.

BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10088 Manage Budgets and Financial Plans
Credit Points 15
This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes 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. Additionally performance management of staff who report to them directly is considered. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators (KPI) and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management.

The subject applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation. It also covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback where there is a need for improvement.

The subject makes the link between performance management and performance development, and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers.

BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

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
All students who enrol into this course will be required to demonstrate that they meet the entry requirements of a BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, or its equivalent, or have workplace experience equivalent to the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for enrolment in this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• 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 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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

Additional Entry requirements for VET Student Loan Students
For students to be eligible to access VET Students Loans they are required to be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Additionally you will be required to provide us with:
– a certified copy of a certificate for a qualification at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 (or above) that was delivered in English, or
– a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded by an agency or authority of an Australian State or Territory for your completion of year 12 of school, or
– a certificate of competency at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy using an approved assessment tool arranged by Virtu.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans, and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10096 Manage Meetings
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

This subject will help those required to organise and manage meetings within their workplace, including conducting or managing administrative tasks in providing agendas and meeting material.

BSBADM502 Manage meetings

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VDIS10089 Manage Quality Customer Service
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to agreed standards. Organisation may have staff involved in delivering customer service and are responsible for the quality of their work. In many instances the work will occur within the organisation’s policies and procedures framework. At this level, the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies, will be required.

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10097 Plan and Implement Administration Systems
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan or review the requirements of effective administration systems and procedures for implementing, monitoring and reviewing the system.

This subject is appropriate for individuals employed in a range of work environments in senior administrative roles.

BSBADM504 Plan and implement administration systems

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VDIS10098 Manage Business Document Design and Development
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish standards for the design and production of organisational documents and to manage document design and production processes to ensure agreed standards are met.

It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require well-developed skills in the use of a range of software packages. They use these skills to establish, document and implement consistent standards of document design within an organisation.

BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development

Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10100 Manage Recruitment, Selection and Induction Processes
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

It applies to individuals or human resource personnel who take responsibility for managing aspects of selecting new staff and orientating those staff in their new positions. It is not assumed that the individual will be directly involved in the selection processes themselves, although this may well be the case.

BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes

Student Study Term 3
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VDIS10093 Undertake Project Work
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects, including developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, financing the project, and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

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VDIS10099 Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10101 Manage Risk
Credit Points 15
This subject/unit describes 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.

It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This nationally recognised qualification consists of twenty eight (28) units of competency comprising of twenty three (23) core units and five (5) elective units, which Virtu has selected as being most appropriate to their particular course philosophy. Virtu has developed the program into 12 subjects that meet the requirements of the qualification, and industry.

The course duration depends on:

  • A students pre existing qualifications and experience
  • a students full time or part time status and study commitment),
  • Pace at which the student applies themselves

All training and assessment being undertaken will involve a combination of theory sessions, simulated workplace sessions and practical childcare centre placements. Assessment is conducted continuously during your training and takes the form of written (or verbal) theory questions, written assignments, observation of your skills by our trainers and by the staff in the childcare centre.

The course is completed at the students own pace, there is flexibility for the course to be completed in a shorter or longer timeframe, however the intent is for it to ideally take 18 months to complete. The Virtu academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year. Within a term the participant can study between 2 and 4 subjects.

Assessments can be competed at the student’s own pace, however it is expected that the student will have 10 to 20 hours per week of experience that is relevant to the training program, this may include childcare related activities, assessments or learning processes within the childcare centre.

Students can submit their assessments at any time and are supported by our learning management system and face to face meetings with their supervisors as required. Our training program is detailed below with the intended order of delivery. Units may have pre-requisites, thus the order of assessment is critical to the successful delivery of this qualification.

This study and practice is more than simply spending time doing a job, it is about mastery of the role, about understanding the principles behind completing a task, it is about being the best you can be in the role, as such some particular units of competency have a minimum duration for which they must be undertaken and some have Specific Hours (see Subjects) which must be undertaken to complete the qualification.

Pathways into the qualification
To be eligible to enrol in this course students must be, employed or have substantial access to a suitable child care facility, and have the permission and co-operation of your employer or childcare centre supervisor. While other options exist, the normal method of learning and assessment utilises the resources of the workplace, thus the co-operation of your employer is vital. To be eligible to undertake this qualification, applicants must:

  • Be employed in or have substantive access to a Childcare facility, either, long day care, Family Day Care, or other similar role or facility
  • Have a willing and supportive employer who can ensure that staff undertaking this course have access to the required resources for completion of this course such as:
    • Parents
    • Children of a variety of ages from new born to 5 years of age
    • Confidential Child development records
    • Activity programming
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have completed a relevant state based Working With Children’s Check before commencement of any child contact sessions.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student’s existing skills and knowledge are matched against the requirements of the qualification. RPL applications cost $250 per subject.

Pathways from the qualification
People who attain this qualification typically are:

  • Able to work with responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • Able in most states to operate as the director or at service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.

This qualification will equip you to work with children from 0-5 years of age. Typically graduates will have learnt to provide for the care and education of children and babies in their care under the guidance of a supervisor. This learning process with equip people with the skills and knowledge to:

  • manage services
  • plan programs
  • supervise staff
  • communicate effectively with families
  • monitor the well-being of children
  • work in council and early childhood organisations
  • administer occupational health and safety requirements.

Course Duration
Diploma and Advanced 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 and 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 and a half years full-time; three 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 academic year is divided into 4 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, April, July and October of each year.

All training and assessment being undertaken will involve a combination of theory sessions, simulated workplace sessions and practical childcare centre placements. Assessment is conducted continuously during your training and takes the form of written (or verbal) theory questions, written assignments, observation of your skills by our trainers and by the staff in the childcare centre. Assessments can be competed at the student’s own pace, however it is expected that the student will have 10 to 20 hours per week of experience that is relevant to the training program, this may include childcare related activities, assessments or learning processes within the childcare centre.

Additional Entry requirements for VET Student Loan Students
For students to be eligible to access VET Students Loans they are required to be an Australian citizen; or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Additionally you will be required to provide us with:
– a certified copy of a certificate for a qualification at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 4 (or above) that was delivered in English, or
– a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded by an agency or authority of an Australian State or Territory for your completion of year 12 of school, or
– a certificate of competency at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy using an approved assessment tool arranged by Virtu.

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- Complete the online enquiry form and submit it to Virtu, 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 academic and personal documents, Step 4 – Virtu will send you a formal acceptance of your application, Step 5 – Successful eligible applicants can make an application for VET Student Loans, and/or a Virtu Scholarship, Step 6 – Virtu confirms enrolment, provides information on course commencement date and induction.

Student Study Term 1
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VDIS10076 Legal and Risk Frameworks
Credit Points 7.5
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically.

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk.

 
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VDIS10077 Cultural Competence
Credit Points 7.5
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety.

 
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VDIS10078 Workplace Health & Safety around Children’s in Care
Credit Points 5
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children.
Student Study Term 6
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VDIS10086 The Childcare Work Environment
Credit Points 10
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals.

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team.

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support tocolleagues.

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy.

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VDIS10087 Provide an Emergency First Aid in Education
Credit Points 5
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.
Student Study Term 2
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VDIS10079 Nutrition and Care for Children
Credit Points 10
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Specified Hours 120.

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks.

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers.
Specified Hours 120.

 
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VDIS10080 Respect and Learning for Children
Credit Points 10
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children.
Specified Hours 120.

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice.

Student Study Term 5
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VDIS10084 Informed Learning of Children
Credit Points 10
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning.

CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development.
Specified Hours 240.

 
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VDIS10085 Working in Childcare
Credit Points 10
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations.

CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people.

Student Study Term 3
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VDIS10081 Holistic learning in a Safe Environment
Credit Points 25
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood.
Specified Hours 240.

CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children.

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety.

Student Study Term 4
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VDIS10082 Strategies and Compliance
Credit Points 10
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services.
Specified Hours 120.

CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children.

 
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VDIS10083 Cooperation and Agency of Children
Credit Points 10
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour.

CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency