Our Model + Our Partners = Your Qualifications

Foundry partners with educational institutions to deliver industry-relevant creative education in key fields. You’ll learn our content taught by Foundry teachers on Foundry campuses - finishing your study journey with nationally recognised awards and qualifications. 

Thinking and Skills

Our unique model teaches via two types of modules, Thinking and  Skills. Thinking modules align with an associate degree accredited by a higher education provider, and the skills modules align with a diploma accredited by a vocational provider. 

The total fees paid may include both higher education fees and vocational fees, depending on which study option you are looking at. 

The main study options at Foundry are: 

  • The Wild - a 6-month creative fundamentals program 
  • Foundry Specialisation - 2 years (full-time or part-time)
  • Short Courses  

Partners and Accreditation

The Wild

Individuals undertaking The Wild will finish with a Certificate III from Foundry’s own RTO, Foundry Academy (RTO Code 20941).

Foundry Specialisation

Individuals undertaking a Foundry Specialisation will finish with two qualifications. One aligned to "Thinking Modules" and the other to "Skills Modules" 

  • Thinking Modules are aligned to an Associate Degree accredited by the University of Tasmania’s University College.
  • Skills Modules are aligned to a Specialised Diploma accredited by a University partner

Short Courses

Our Short Courses are accredited by Foundry’s own RTO, Foundry Academy (RTO Code 20941), and offered as a fee-for-service option for those wanting to study specific skill sets. On successful completion of a Foundry Short Course you will receive a statement of attainment.

What Subsidies Apply?

Certificate III - awarded by Foundry Academy

Multiple subsidies are available, enabling eligible students to have full fees for The Wild (the cost for a Certificate III is $3,000) subsidised.

Associate Degree in Applied Design

Commonwealth supported places are available for students enrolling into the Associate Degree of Applied Design. All Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay the 'student contribution' amount for their units of study.

Eligible Commonwealth supported students (Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders) can use a HECS-HELP loan to help pay student contribution - for more information please see HECS-HELP Loans

For more information on your support options visit the studyassist.gov.au

More information on our partners

More information on fees for the Associate degree in Applied Design is available on the University of Tasmania’s website


Disclaimer: the information on this page is correct at the time of publication and is subject to regular review.  Please book an appointment or speak to our admissions team to ensure the most accurate information is provided to you based on your personal requirements.

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