Certificate IV in Design

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Graphic Design
Course Length
1 year
Course Fees

Course structure

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the graphic design industry producing print ready materials for marketing through a range of media.

This can include photo and print media, illustration and ready-for-press materials.

The majority of the work is computer based, working with a range of industry compliant software.

A starting point for your design career, you will learn about design briefs, creative thinking and design solutions.

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
BSBCRT301Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES305Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
BSBDES401Generate design solutions
BSBDES402Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD301Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAACD302Produce computer-aided drawings
CUAACD401Integrate colour theory and design processes
CUADIG405Use typography techniques
CUADRA401Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
CUAGRD302Use typography techniques
CUAGRD401Research and apply graphic design techniques
CUAPPR401Realise a creative project

Major Study Areas

  • Basic Design Principles
  • 2D and 3D exploration and techniques
  • Creative thinking and skills
  • Drawing and typography
  • Use of design software

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

Included in the tuition fee, however students will need to purchase their own stationery

  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
  • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency

February intake.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Study pathways

Diploma of Graphic Design (091920F)

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a Junior Designer.


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.