Design

Graduate Certificate of Design

Cricos Code: 095350C

WHAT IS A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DESIGN?

Want to sharpen your professional abilities and gain a deeper understanding of various fields of design? Offered at the postgraduate level, this foundational course will give you essential practical skills and current theoretical insights. It will extend your knowledge by building on your academic background or your professional work experience in design, or a related field. Led by industry professionals and collaborating with other students, you’ll gain hands-on expertise while developing a diverse range of projects, and you’ll graduate with the know-how to kick-start your design career. The Graduate Certificate of Design is also a pathway to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Design.

Billy Blue College of Design courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney

International students on a student visa must not enrol 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.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 17 Feb 2020

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. 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.

Course Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Part-time options available

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner.
PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"Gaining industry experience by interning with two of my lecturers was a great help. "

- Sarah McColl, Graduate of Graduate Certificate of Design
"I approached them about the possibility of interning with them in their respective studios. Both said yes and it was great gaining experience outside the classroom from designers I admired!"
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Course Overview

This course is theoretically rich and production-orientated. In just 6 months you’ll evaluate design from an interdisciplinary perspective; analyse design issues; develop new strategies as a design professional; and apply your practical skills to real-world projects. The emphasis in the Interdisciplinary Design Project subject is on understanding through making. You’ll explore the context in which your designs will be used and analyse how they can enrich the world of the user. Your second subject in this short, intense course, Design Research, will give you the opportunity to engage with texts that are influential in the way designers think about their designs and how they will be used. You’ll complete the course with a current and well-informed understanding of the design process. You’ll recognise the impact design projects and commissions have on the life of the end user. And, you’ll be ready to tackle commissions laterally with imagination and skill. Importantly, this course will give you the opportunity to take some time out from your routine and analyse what design means to you, and it will enhance your design career. Then you can continue with further studies in your field, if you wish, and bring greater insights and expertise to your practice of design.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate design from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Analyse design issues
  • Develop new strategies
  • Application of research and theory

How you'll study

How much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

  • Completion of a Bachelor-level degree or post-graduate study at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, AND
  • Relevant professional experience, OR
  • Completion of postgraduate study in a field of design at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, OR
  • A portfolio of relevant work from area(s) of expertise, AND
  • 3 letters of recommendation from relevant persons, AND
  • A selection interview
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic), with no sub score less than 5.5
  • CAE 58
  • Completion of a Bachelor-level degree or post-graduate study at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, AND
  • Relevant professional experience, OR
  • Completion of postgraduate study in a field of design at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, OR
  • A portfolio of relevant work from area(s) of expertise, AND
  • 3 letters of recommendation from relevant persons, AND
  • A selection interview
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic), with no sub score less than 5.5
  • CAE 58

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Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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