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Certificate IV in Design specialising in Digital Design

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Max 24 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Web Designer | Graphic Designer | Character Designer | Digital Content Artist | View all

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This course meets the 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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate IV in Design specialising in Digital Design course by Open Colleges is the ideal launch pad for anyone looking to pursue a creative pathway within today's digital marketplace.

In this custom program, students receive a dual focus education in the creative skills required to execute effective graphic design, as well as how to devise effective communication strategies in line with emerging technologies. The course highlights the contemporary convergence of graphic and web design skills, teaching students how to best utilise a broad range of visual communication skills, including animation, video and sound.


Although this course has no formal entry requirements, it is recommended that students possess the following:

  • A Certificate III in any discipline; OR
  • A Certificate III in Design Fundamentals; OR
  • Relevant work or study experience, including completion of high school subjects such as art, design, digital media, animation or communication

Areas of study

In this design course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Design fundamentals
  • History and theory of design
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • Author interactive sequences
  • Design simple web page layouts
  • Develop cascading style sheets
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Realise a creative project
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Design specialising in Digital Design from Open Colleges.

The Certificate IV in Design specialising in Digital Design is the ideal platform for anyone looking to gain an entry-level position within the visual communication industry. The course has been designed with an acute awareness of the coalescence of graphic and web design, and so provides students with a unique advantage when entering the digital world.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $84.22 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $4,392 upfront payment

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