Want to study Design? This design course helps develop and enhance your skills in graphic art, graphic design, industrial design, product design and related design studies.

In this practical hands on course you’ll learn to develop design concepts and how to select the right techniques and media to communicate your ideas. You’ll learn theory, practical skills and practices to continue developing artistically and professionally.

During this course, you’ll develop an understanding of graphic design techniques, colour application, typography and digital production. You’ll also learn about design history, drawing, visual effects techniques and the design of 3D forms.

Your major studies will include: 

  • 2D and 3D design
  • colour theory
  • manual and digital techniques
  • digital image editing
  • design history and theory
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • typography
  • creative thinking



National Code CUA40715
CRICOS Code 093398C
Study Areas Art & Design
Study Level Certificate IV
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
International Fee $8,530.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $362.50
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band less than 5.0.

A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

January and July

Full time: 6 months

Box Hill

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Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

This course will prepare you for work in some limited junior design roles and for learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines.

This course is comprised of 15 units including 7 Core and 8 Electives.

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CUADRA501 REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES 80.0

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BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS 20.0

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CUAPPR401 REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT 60.0

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BSBDES401 GENERATE DESIGN SOLUTIONS 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to generate design solutions in response to a particular design need.

It applies to individuals who generate concepts and solutions in response to a design challenge in any industry context. The starting point may be an open or closed brief; a spontaneous idea; modification of an existing product, service, process or system; or a point in an ongoing design process.

This unit builds on BSBDES201 Follow a design process, and places greater focus on research, concept generation and collaboration with others as key aspects of the design process.
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CUAACD401 INTEGRATE COLOUR THEORY AND DESIGN PROCESSES 30.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate and combine colour theory and design processes into two-dimensional or three-dimensional work.

It applies to individuals who use design processes in visual communication situations.
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CUAACD301 PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS 80.0

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BSBDES302 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS 50.0

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BSBDES303 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS 50.0

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BSBCRT403 EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY 50.0

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CUADIG405 PRODUCE INNOVATIVE DIGITAL IMAGES 50.0

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CUAGRD302 USE TYPOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use typography techniques in design work.

It applies to individuals working in many industries. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise, or they may work in specialist design and printing companies where print jobs vary from brochures and corporate stationery to artwork for billboards, display banners and textile products. At this level, work would be undertaken independently, but within established guidelines.
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CUAGRD401 RESEARCH AND APPLY GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNIQUES 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and apply techniques to produce graphic design work. It involves interpreting work briefs, organising resources, testing ideas, and refining approaches to a range of design challenges.

It applies to individuals still developing a full range of skills. Research, experimentation and refinement are used to produce a range of general design works. Individuals generally produce work independently, with guidance as required.
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CUADRA501 REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES 80.0

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CUARES403 RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ARTS PRACTICE 70.0

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CUAIND402 PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES 30.0

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CUAPHI301 DEVELOP AND APPLY PHOTO IMAGING INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE 15.0

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CUAPHI303 PROCESS PHOTO IMAGES TO WORK-PRINT AND FILE STAGE 120.0

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CUAPHI402 APPLY PHOTO IMAGING LIGHTING TECHNIQUES 100.0

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CUAPHI403 ENHANCE, MANIPULATE AND OUTPUT PHOTO IMAGES 80.0

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CUAPPR403 STORE AND MAINTAIN FINISHED CREATIVE WORK 30.0

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