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 creative design process. The course establishes a foundation of strong design fundamentals and theoretical knowledge. Your learning experience will be enhanced in our graphic design studio space with access to industry standard equipment and connections to leaders in the field. The face to face classes are also supplemented with flexible online resources. Build your own pathway into the dynamic industry of graphic design – Enrol now.


Students will be equipped to join the workforce in a junior design role or pre-press operator at printers, sign writers, newspapers or graphic design studio.


Students who complete this course will be well placed to study the Diploma of Graphic Design course at SuniTAFE.

Course Delivery

Classroom based delivery and work based Trainee delivery available.

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 Material
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40 $20.00
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design 65 $25.00
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions 60 $25.00
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief 20 $20.00
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes 30 $25.00
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60 $25.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50 $30.00
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50 $30.00
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80 $25.00
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images 50 $25.00
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings 50 $25.00
CUAGRD301 Prepare files for publication 50 $30.00
CUAGRD302 Use typography techniques 50 $25.00
CUAPRI401 Experiment with techniques to produce prints 50 $40.00
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

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $3,688 $2,947
Concession $1,056 $911
Traineeship $2,583
Traineeship Concession $838
RPL Government Subsidised $1,527 $2,181
RPL Concession $305 $436
RPL Self-funded $2,290 $2,908
Self-Funded $4,451 $3,674

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
2022 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, 4 Days a week