Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are the courses accredited?
Yes. CATC courses are recognised by the Training Recognition Council of Australia. Accreditation is official recognition by the Training Recognition Council that:
- The content and standards of a course are appropriate to the certification to which it may lead.
- The course and methods adopted in delivering it are likely to achieve the purpose for which it was introduced.
- The curriculum, including assessment methods, will enable the achievement of the required competencies.
Are the courses Austudy approved?
All of the nationally recognised courses offered at CATC are Austudy approved for full time study or for online study if you complete 75% of a full time student’s workload.
How do I know if I am eligible to receive Austudy payments?
You will need to phone Centrelink to find out the eligibility criteria. For more information contact Centrelink on 132 490.
What is a Course and Career Advisor?
Looking for the right course that suits your individual needs can be a challenge. Course and Career Advisors are located at each of our campuses and are experienced in helping students find the qualification most suited to their career aspirations and lifestyle.
If you are interested in studying in Sydney, telephone (02) 9251 0029 for more information on how to enrol. If you are considering Melbourne, Brisbane or the Gold Coast, call 1300 66 1111.
Are the courses approved by industry?
Yes they are. All of the nationally recognised courses offered by CATC have been put together with extensive input from industry. We’ve had input from different sectors of the graphic design, multimedia and interior decoration and design industries in the form of a Curriculum Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). The CDAC provides us with feedback on the relevance of what is being taught at CATC to ensure we remain abreast of technological changes and trends within the sector of industry. Additionally, all teaching staff at CATC are working professionals and have extensive industry experience.
Is it hard to get in?
Applicants are considered on a one-to-one basis to ensure that the course is suitable to their particular needs and skills.
I don’t have a portfolio, can I still apply?
All applicants are considered for CATC courses. A portfolio helps us see how creative you are and gives the Course and Career Advisors an insight to your skills and ability so they can give you the best advice on CATC courses and your career in design. Refer to the entry requirements on each of the course pages for more information.
I have previously studied and/or worked within the design field, can I receive credits for things that I have done?
Yes. If you can demonstrate competency in any of our learning outcomes you can apply for course credit. Please contact a Course and Careers Advisor for more information.