Graduate Certificate in Design

Program code

3344

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

0.5 year full-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$17,250.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Relevant work experience

    (more)

CRICOS code

097292C

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

The Graduate Certificate in Design will introduce you to concepts and issues related to emerging design practice, strategies and business. You will gain a thorough understanding of contemporary global issues within design and advance your understanding and practice within the area of experience design, visual language and advanced technologies.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3344 Graduate Certificate in Design (this program) Gold Coast, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5720 Master of Design Gold Coast, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4192 Graduate Diploma of Design Gold Coast, South Bank Exit point only

Attendance information

This Graduate Certificate is offered full-time on-campus at the South Bank and Gold Coast campuses.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

With a graduate portfolio demonstrating your innovative knowledge and skills, the Graduate Certificate in Design prepares you for future jobs in a wide range of global industries and careers:

  • Experience Design
  • User Experience
  • Service Design
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Digital Visual Design
  • Product and 3D Design
  • Design Management
  • Design Strategy
  • Creative Technologist

Pathways to further study

The Graduate Certificate in Design enables qualifying students to apply for the Master of Design (5720).

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Design (3344)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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