1. About the Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

Deepen your design skills and knowledge by building on your talents through this design certificate delivered by Torrens University Australia. The world of digital design is ever expanding, and it’s the area to get into if you’d like to future proof your career. Whether you are a qualified designer feeling the need to upgrade your skills, or just want to become more digitally savvy, this course is designed to extent your understanding of the design principles and user experience testing associated with website design and development. Unlike short courses, this Graduate Certificate is eligible for FEE-HELP, and can be completed in as little as two 12-week trimesters.

Torrens University Australia design courses are industry driven, delivered by designers for designers. Match your passion to one of our diplomas, degrees or postgraduate qualifications to take your career to the new heights. Most higher education courses include real-life or simulated industry experience helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts. Highly respected, courses developed by Billy Blue College of Design provide you with comprehensive skills, know-how and confidence for a successful and dynamic career in the design space. Billy Blue has a long history delivering design qualifications. Our courses are industry revered and have been anchored in innovative, work integrated, commercially relevant applied learning since inception, with an outstanding employment record for our graduates who are enjoying career successes both nationally and internationally. You’ll practice as an informed, cutting-edge designer with in-demand skills – and a professional calibre portfolio to land serious work in the ever exciting, always evolving creative industries.

Graduate employment opportunities

Graduates may find a range of career pathways and employment opportunities including:

  • Information architect
  • Interaction designer
  • Online producer
  • User experience designer
  • User interface designer
  • Web designer

Course Overview

Course Title Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design (GCUWD15)
Study Options – Domestic Australian students Face to Face delivery

Online delivery

Full-time and part-time options available.

Study Options – International students International students on a student visa must not enroll into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Start Dates February, June, September

For specific dates visit the website.

Course Length Full-time: 2 trimesters 2 subjects per trimester

Part-time: 4 trimesters 1 subject per trimester

Payment Options – Domestic Australian students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. Further information within this Course Information Sheet. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Payment Options – International students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date. Further information within this Course Information Sheet.

Course study requirements 10 hours of study per subject per week: 3 hrs facilitated + 7 hrs self-directed. Assessment  Practical assignments, research projects, presentations and reports
Locations Sydney Campus

Online

Delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia
Provider Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). CRICOS Course Code 095348G
Provider obligations Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015 Accrediting body Torrens University Australia Ltd
Course Fees For details, refer to the website. Any other fees For details, refer to the website.
  1. Essential requirements for admission

The general admission criteria that apply to Torrens University Australia courses can be located by visiting the Torrens University Australia website – /general-admission-information-for-torrens-university-australia-ltd.

  1. Admission Criteria
Title of course of study Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design
Applicants with higher education study Completion of qualification at AQF level 7 (bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University or an equivalent higher education qualification

AND

Basic awareness/familiarity and level of competence at surfing the internet and working with basic software packages. This is not a course to teach people how to use technology

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

N/A
Applicants with work and life experience Over 6 years relevant professional experience,

AND

Basic awareness/familiarity and level of competence at surfing the internet and working with basic software packages. This is not a course to teach people how to use technology

English Language Proficiency

(applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)

Equivalent IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 6.0
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) with ATAR or equivalent*

(for applicants who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

N/A

Other admission options

 (For applicants who will be selected on a basis other than ATAR)

Special Entry Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission. Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applicants for special entry may need to complete written or numerical tasks to assist with assessing eligibility for admission.
  1. How to apply

Via direct application to the institution

  1. Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy – (/policies-and-forms).

  • Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved.

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning please see /apply-online/course-credits.

  1. Where to get further information
  1. Additional Information

Course Structure

 This course comprises of 4 core subjects that you are required to complete

Course Rules

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of UX and Web Design students must complete all four subjects. Each subject has the value of 10 credit points and a total of 40 credit points must be attained to be awarded the qualification.

Subjects

SUBJECT DETAILS
SUBJECT TITLE, DESCRIPTOR
DID600A Interface Development

This subject introduces the practical and conceptual skills and knowledge required to design and produce online user interfaces. Students learn how to use compliant standards- based markup and scripting language to develop interfaces. The subject covers concept development, prototyping, development, testing and troubleshooting concepts and techniques typical to interface development. Students also learn how to produce animated elements suitable for online interactive media.

DID602A User Experience Design

This subject develops conceptual and practical knowledge and skills in experience design for interactive and online media. Students will use common experience design research methods to analyse audience and content requirements. Students will work through concept development, prototyping, validation and testing phases to improve and refine a user experience design in relation to the requirements of a specific client brief. Throughout students will develop their knowledge and skillset in terms of creating usable and user- centred interactive design experiences

DID601A User Experience Management and Systems

This subject covers the use and customization of content and technology systems for the delivery of online content. Students learn how to generate flexible design solutions to present and manage complex and variable content. The subject introduces online content management systems and specialist development tools, and students will learn how to use and customize these systems and tools to meet specific design and project requirements. Students will also learn about hosting platforms, performance measurement and metrics systems for online content

DID603A Multi-Platform Experience Design

This subject covers the scoping, planning, design and delivery of a continuous multi-platform user experience design project. As part of this project, students will develop and integrate promotional and social media strategy. The subject explores agile and iterative design and project management methodologies, and the use of scenario/story-based analysis to inform the design and development of interactive features. The subject also develops and extends students’ skillset in terms of usability testing and validation processes.

Locations

The Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design can be studied fully online or at the below Torrens University Campuses:

  • Level 1 46-52 Mountain Street Ultimo, NSW 2007

Campus Facilities and Services

All campuses are designed to provide students with professional spaces in which to learn and work. They have been planned with student study needs in mind with well-equipped accessible learning spaces as well as student breakout areas for group work and spending time with friends.

Facilities and Services include:

  • The Customer Service Hub – our friendly and experienced staff can give help and advice about courses, your enrolment and campus life, including all services and activities on campus.
  • Counsellors are available for students to consult with on a range of personal issues
  • Student wireless access throughout the Campus
  • Student break-out and relaxed study spaces for group work
  • Student lounge areas – most with microwaves, kitchenette facilities and vending machines
  • The Learning Hub, home to the Learning Support Team, encompasses Learning Skills Advisors, Learning Technology Advisors, and Library & Learning Skills Officers. It provides an integrated, holistic support program for students throughout the study lifecycle within a library/collaborative study environment.

The service includes:

  • Support and workshops with highly qualified staff in the areas of Academic skills, Library skills, and Technology skills, both on campus and online.
  • Physical and digital resources relevant to studies, such as books, journals, multimedia, databases
  • Self-check kiosks for library loans and print and copy facilities

A positive student experience

Torrens University Australia values the importance of a positive student experience, and therefore has robust processes to resolve student complaints.  The Student Complaints Policy, and associated procedures, can be accessed from the website (/policies-and-forms).

Paying for your qualification

We offer two payment options for this course:

  • Upfront payment

If you want to complete your qualification debt-free you can choose to pay as you go. This means tuition fees will be invoiced each semester and payment is required on or before the due date using EFTPOS, credit card or direct transfer.

  • FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($45, 881 in 2019-20). Just like with any other debt,
a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Further information about FEE-HELP, including eligibility, is available at:

Austudy and Abstudy

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for government assistance, such as Austudy or Abstudy.