Graduate Certificate of Design
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
1 semester full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (Semester 1) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
2024 Start Dates
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- 1 Design Core unit (25 credit points)
- 1 Applied Design unit (25 credit points)
Please note that a unit of study can only be counted once.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives, graduate skills and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- generate effective and appropriate concepts and refined, detailed design outcomes and/or prototypes
- evaluate and interpret current and future design practices in relation to relevant contexts
- comprehend complex conceptual and technical information and apply to design outcomes
- critique and interpret theories and methodologies, using communication skills and basic design research principles
- use strategic thinking and evaluative judgement in the design process, including collaboration, creative problem-solving and decision-making.
- Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- Effective and ethical in work and community situations
- Adaptable and able to manage change
- Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, natural).
Upon completion of this qualification students may be eligible to become a member of the Design Institute of Australia, Australian Graphic Design Association or Design Management Institute but should confirm eligibility with the association.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Annual Amenities fee if studying full-time*|
||$14,560||$14,560||See how your SSAF is calculated|
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.