CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


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.

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. Students will need to book in for a portfolio interview. Portfolio interviews will be held on Tuesday December 6. Portfolios should contain 5-10 pieces of creative works from any creative discipline. Portfolios can be shown in digital or hard-copy format.

Expected Time to Complete

7 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices 50 $35.00
CUAACD411 Integrate colour theory and design processes 40 $10.00
CUADES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design 65 $10.00
CUADES411 Generate design solutions 70 $10.00
CUADES412 Interpret and respond to a design brief 30 $10.00
CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project 90 $10.00
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices 30 $5.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 90 $20.00
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 60 $5.00
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 60 $5.00
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30 $5.00
CUADIG415 Produce innovative digital images 70 $10.00
CUAGRD311 Prepare files for print 60 $10.00
CUAGRD312 Use typography techniques 60 $10.00
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work 45 $5.00
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

Government Subsidised $3,465
Concession $162
Self-Funded $4,397

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
2024 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Blended, Full Year, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 4.00PM