CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 090425G


The Certificate IV in Graphic design will provide you with a range of practical skills to create print, typographic, packaging and digital media solutions using the integrated creative design process. The course establishes a foundation of strong design fundamentals through extensive experimentation, whilst developing your visual and digital literacy skills. Your career direction will be enhanced with current technical skills and theoretical knowledge that will be valid in a wide range of creative industries.


Students will be equipped to join the workforce in a junior designer's role or pre-press operator.


Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Graphic Design qualification at the Mildura Campus, students will qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Creative Arts at La Trobe Mildura.

Course Delivery

Full time 36 weeks. 15 hours (approx.) per week.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design 65
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions 60
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief 20
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes 30
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images 50
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings 50
CUAGRD301 Prepare files for publication 50
CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques 50
CUAPRI401 Experiment with techniques to produce prints 50

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,515
Concession $1,014
RPL Government Subsidised $1,454
RPL Concession $291
RPL Self-funded $2,181
Self-Funded $4,242

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based