Certificate IV in Design (CUV40311)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: CUV40311
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 50 weeks (online); 25 weeks (on campus)
Start date: Start anytime (online); Monthly start dates (on campus)
Awarded by: Martin (RTO 5806)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

The Certificate IV in Design (CUV40311) course offered by Martin will equip you with the fundamental design skills and knowledge to kick-start your career in graphic design.

Studying this course, you will gain a broad spectrum of skills and learn how to apply these in the workplace. This design course will also introduce you to contemporary creative software, so you can enhance your design ideas and bring them to life.

Campus locations

If you'd prefer to study this course on campus, you can choose between one of the following locations:

  • Sydney - Level 1, 63 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Melbourne - Level 3, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Brisbane - Level 4, 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000

The qualifications that were endorsed in the CUV11 Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package have been superseded by the release of a replacement version of that Training Package. Enquire now for more information.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed Year 11 in Australia or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate III; OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

In this design course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • BSBDES304A - Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • BSBOHS201A - Participate in OHS processes
  • CUVACD302A - Produce computer-aided drawings
  • BSBDES305A - Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • CUVACD401A - Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • CUVDIG401A - Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
  • CUVGRD302A - Use typography techniques
  • ICPPRP224 - Produce pages using a page layout application
  • CUVGRD301A - Prepare files for publication
  • BSBDES402A - Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • BSBDES401A - Generate design solutions
  • ICAWEB302A - Build simple websites using commercial programs
  • CUVPRP401A - Realise a creative project
  • BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • SITXICT001A - Build and launch a website for a small business

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Design (CUV40311) from Martin.

You will have the skills and a knowledge of relevant industry technologies to carve out a successful career in design. You will learn how to visualise and communicate your design concepts and be able to refine them for clients and design briefs. You will be an ideal candidate for roles such as:

  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Design Assistant

Finance options

Martin offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

RTO 5806
Martin is a leading tertiary education institution offering a range of courses in events, business and management at certificate and diploma level. With over 35 years experience in the education sector, the college is focused on equipping students with the practical skills needed to enter the professional workforce. All Martin courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Sydney – Level 1, 63 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Melbourne – Level 3, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Gold Coast – Level 5, 38 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Brisbane – Level 4, 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Martin offers a range of student support services, and is dedicated to helping its students excel in their chosen field of speciality. As a Martin student you will be supported at every stage of your training; from talented mentors and one-on-one feedback sessions, through to academic skills workshops, and learning support services.

You will also be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features support tutorials that are tailored to your needs.

Martin is dedicated to building inclusive learning environments, and provides disability services and free counselling sessions to promote wellbeing for all students.

Career Starter Program

Ensure you graduate job-ready with the help of Martin’s Career Starter Program. The program includes:

  • Careers counsellors: Available for personal guidance sessions, workshops, seminars, and mentoring.

  • Job placements: Short-term or part-time placements across a range of industries.

  • Internships: Gain valuable experience and start building your professional network.

  • Volunteer opportunities: Get a foot in the door and build valuable industry contacts.

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